Haines Inside Passage Kayaking Tour

Excursion Overview

Explore Fjords of the Inside Passage by Tandem Kayak

Haines is one of the Inside Passage's most scenic communities in Southeast Alaska. Connect with your local guide and stroll over to the beach where your tandem kayak awaits. Sea conditions are closely monitored as well as the local weather. Based on the day's conditions, your guide will determine the variety of ocean paddles available to the group.

After a brief safety and equipment introduction, you are ready to go! Paddle for approximately two hours before making a stop along a remote beach. Enjoy a waterside picnic lunch and soak in the stunning landscapes of Southeast Alaska. Guests have spotted eagles, sea lions, seals, dall porpoises, humpback whales, and other marine wildlife during their paddle.

In any instance where ocean conditions are not suitable, the group will head to a backup location on Chilkoot Lake, about a 30-minute van ride along the Chilkoot River. The backup location is not lacking in beauty with its surrounding mountains, alpine waterfalls, and salmon spawning beds.

Things You Need to Know


  • Roundtrip transportation from the cruise ship terminal
  • All safety equipment and gear (kayak, paddle, spray skirt, personal flotation device, rubber boots)
  • A picnic-style lunch is provided after the paddling portion and before the return journey.


  • Minimum age: 8 years old
  • Maximum weight: 300 lbs
  • This is a physical activity and recommended for guests in able physical and mental states. Guests over 275lbs or 6'6" in height may not fit comfortably in kayaks
  • Liability Waiver
  • The primary location for this tour is the ocean. If the weather prevents safe kayaking on the ocean, the backup location is Chilkoot Lake, a scenic freshwater lake.
  • Dress in comfortable layers

Duration: 4 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal. )

  • 15 minutes - kayak orientation, safety briefing and equipment fitting
  • 2-3 hours - paddling time based on conditions and group preference
  • 30 minutes - beachside picnic lunch
  • 10 minutes - short walk back to the cruise ship terminal

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the end of the pier where your cruise ship is docked. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is not wheelchair or limited mobility accessible.

Refund Policy:

  • You may cancel for any reason up to seven (7) days prior to the date of the tour for a full refund.
  • Please see our Refund Policy Page for complete details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Experts in the industry, your guides are fun, well-trained, and passionate about guiding and sharing their expert knowledge about the history and natural wonder of Haines. The guides go through extensive training and hold current first-aid certifications.

Layered clothing, long pants, and weather-appropriate dress are recommended. Closed-toe shoes (sneakers, hiking, or rain boots) are required; sandals and other open-toe footwear are not permitted.

The minimum age to participate in this tour is 8 years old. Children younger and infants are not allowed.

A picnic-style lunch is provided after the paddling portion and before the return journey.

At the end of checkout, there will be a comments section provided to supply us and the operator with this information. Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated with alternative lunch options with advanced notice.

Yes, restrooms are available on the dock prior to departing for your tour.

This tour is set up to embrace Southeast Alaska's unpredictable weather and typically runs rain or shine. In the rare instance weather does cause a cancellation, guests are refunded in full and provided assistance with finding alternative activities for the day.


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Duration: 4 hours

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Duration: 4 hours

Adult (12+): $185.90

Must be accompanied by an adult 18+

Child (8-11): $139.43