Skagway Private Chilkat Photography Tour to Haines | Same Day

Excursion Overview

Take your camera to capture the amazing beauty of Haines

After a scenic Fast Ferry ride from Skagway, you'll arrive in Haines for the best Chilkat Valley photography opportunities. Your expert photographer guide will assist you in capturing the beauty of Alaska! Have enough time to set up your camera, pick your favorite locations, and take unforgettable photos.

This private tour is fun, flexible, and tailored to your needs - you and your guide will work together to decide the locations and subject matter you want to focus on. You will have plenty of time to set up your camera at your desired spots for the best photographs. Your experienced guide can suggest great photo zones depending on the lighting and the weather 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.

This tour doesn't have a rigid schedule. Even a simple point-and-shoot camera or Smartphone will work, but please bring all your photo gear. The tour includes a boxed lunch and you can eat at your own desired time. After enjoying the beautiful views of the Chilkat Valley, we'll return to Skagway via high-speed catamaran.

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

Things You Need to Know


  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Lunch


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

Duration: 6.5 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal)

  • 45 minutes - fast ferry to Haines
  • 4-5 hours - photo taking at Chilkat Valley
  • 45 minutes - fast ferry to Skagway

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:

  • Same Day Tours are non-refundable unless the tour is canceled by the tour operator for any reason.
  • 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 that 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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Duration: 6.5 hours

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Duration: 6.5 hours

Minimum of 2 Required to Book

Adult (13+): $346.25

Child (2-12): $312.50

Infant (Under 2): $25.00