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Haines Private Chilkat Photography Tour

Excursion Overview

Capture unforgettable memories of the beautiful Chilkat Valley

This small group 4-hour private photography tour begins with greeting your guide at the end of the cruise ship dock. Enjoy the views on your way to the stunning Chilka Valley, cradled at the base of the Chilkat Peninsula, surrounded by the Lynn Fjord and Chilkat River.

Upon arrival in the valley, choose your spot to set up your camera for the best photo opportunities. This tour is very flexible and doesn't have a set schedule. You and your expert photographer guide can work together to decide the locations, objects, or views that you'd like to focus on. You don't have to feel rushed at all - there will be plenty of time to set up your camera. If you need any suggestions, Your experienced guide can point out great photo spots based on the lighting, the weather, and the time of the day.

Wildflowers and eagles are the highlights of May, June, and July. Beginning in August, pink salmon, the smallest and most abundant of the Pacific salmon varieties, begin their run up the Chilkoot River to spawn. This time of the season is the best opportunity to see brown bears as they are often witnessed feeding along the banks of the river. When bears are present, every effort will be made to give you safe bear viewing and photography.

Sightings of brown bear are not likely before the salmon start running in August. This tour goes through prime wildlife habitats, however, wildlife sightings including brown bear are not guaranteed

Things You Need to Know


  • Roundtrip transportation from the cruise ship terminal


  • Minimum of 2 passengers required to book
  • Your own phone, camera, or device to take photos with

Duration: 4 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal)

  • 4 hours - photo taking at Chilkat Valley

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets on the cruise ship dock. 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

Yes. There is a minimum of 2 guests and a maximum of 14 guests per departure.

Our tours typically leave in the morning but vary due to the Fast Ferry schedule.

Yes, a representative will meet the guests just past security.

We recommend that you dress in layers. It can be cold enough where you want a wool cap, gloves and a jacket, or it could be so warm you will be in a T-shirt with sunscreen and sunglasses. The weather can change quickly.

Depending on the size of the group and the tour, we utilize everything from an SUV like the Toyota Sequoia or Sienna, to the 14-passenger Ford Econoline Van to the 14- passenger Airporter-style bus.

Please advise, car seats are required for children under 4, and boosters for children 4-7. Please indicate if you will need either during checkout.


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Best Price Guarantee!


Duration: 4 hours

Best Price Guarantee!

Duration: 4 hours

Adult (13+): $241.25

Child (2-12): $216.25

Infant (Under 2): $20.00

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