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Chilkoot Lake Kayaing - Departing from Haines.
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Chilkoot Lake Kayaing - Departing from Haines.

By seak expeditions
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Ages 7-75, max of 18 per group
Duration: 4h
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Live guide: English
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  • Kayaking equipment
  • Private transportation
  • Driver/professional guide
What's not included
  • Guide Gratuity


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  • Port Chilkoot, AK 99827, USA
    Cruise ship guests: Walk past dock security and look for your guide with the SEAK Logo on a sign. Guests in lodgings: Our guide will meet you in the lobby. Watch for a vehicle with the SEAK Logo. If you do not find the guide by 5 minutes after the meet time, please call our office.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 219562P2

    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
    • Age minimum 7 yrs old
    • Maximum weight 250 pounds
    • Maximum Height 6'8"
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 219562P2

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    • seak expeditions
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      Haines, United States
      Joined in November 2019
    • Erin V
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Absolutely Gorgeous
      This was one of the highlights of our entire trip to Alaska. The views were gorgeous and our guides, Sophie and Annie were super friendly and knowledgeable. There are bathrooms on site and we were picked up right at the ferry port. We saw tons of bald eagles and we were the only ones on the lake so it was quiet and serene. Could not recommend this tour enough.
      Written 20 June 2024
    • 450lorir
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Rough waters but had a great time!
      Our tour guides Kay, Erin, and Karly were fantastic! Josh and Jake were also helpful getting us out on the lake. It would have been a wonderful kayaking experience if it wasn't my first time. There was rough waters the day we went and being inexperience it was a lot harder for my husband and I to maneuver but Kay was helpful getting us out of the rough water and along the shore when we drifted out further on the lake. The food was fantastic at the end and was right off the shore where our ship was docked.
      Written 21 May 2024
    • lillyp320
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      7 day sea kayaking trip out of Haines with SEAK - they are the best!
      SEAK led our 7-day kayaking trip out of Haines. This was our first overnight sea kayaking trip and given the dates that worked with our schedule, we were the only two folks on our trip (along with our phenomenal guide – Beth). Joe and SEAK were nothing but phenomenal through the entire process – starting with coordinating our itinerary. He was responsive throughout our planning process and worked with us to select an itinerary that was best for our capabilities and gave us a chance to appreciate Southeast Alaska and its beauty. We were also grateful that he worked with us on tips for travel to Haines from Juneau, and he even picked us up from the ferry! Our time on the water was spectacular. Our guide Beth was world-class and so great to be around and learn from every day. She was so well-versed not only on kayaking and camping, but also the area and its history. We paddled a lot over 5 days (two days were rest days/non-paddling days for weather and made for great hiking days!). By the end we felt so much more confident in the kayak and fell in love with the area. The meals were awesome, and ending each night with a fire while enjoying the day’s work was really phenomenal. We can’t say enough good things about SEAK and Joe’s team. Haines is an awesome town and it’s the perfect place to see Alaska in the way it’s meant to be seen.
      Written 15 January 2024
    • chrishR1893OQ
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Adventure kayaking out of Haines, AK
      Amazing guides on an amazing journey in an amazing place! My wife and I led a group of 15 teenagers on an adventure trip to Alaska, the pinnacle of which was kayaking out of Haines, AK for a 7 day trip. Joe was very flexible and helpful in planning our adventure with us, and was even flexible when ferry schedules changed within a couple weeks of our arrival. The SEAK team took care of us from the Haines ferry landing, gear and provisions, and a great group of guides to make our trip perfect! Weather didn't cooperate with us for the journey we had designed with such a large group of inexperienced kayakers, but ponytail Beth, other Beth, and Bill, our guides, stayed positive, were agile and committed to providing a learning adventure for our group. Kayaking skills, hikes, campfires and good times surrounded by the beautiful but damp and windy AK wilderness! Tents, sleeping bags, pads, and all the kayaking gear was provided, and were all in great shape, much of it brand new. Three meals a day prepared for such a large group was always timely and enjoyed by all! There was that cream cheese on tuna fish salad incident...accidental brilliance! I would absolutely recommend SEAK Expeditions for your kayaking adventures!
      Written 4 January 2024
    • fcortes147
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Custom 4D/3N Kayak Trip
      Seak Expeditions organized us a custom trip along the Chilkat River back in May which turned out amazing. Very well organized and professional. They ensured we had all the right equipment to kayak and spend 3 nights at new campsites each time. We also got the chance to do some hikes near the camps we set up. Joe was a great communicator while we set up the custom itinerary since my schedule was not so flexible. Overall, it was a great expedition.
      Written 4 January 2024
    • LMyhre
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent Trip
      We had a great 3-day kayak trip with SEAK Expeditions. They took excellent care of us four women in our 60s and 70s and provided all the kayaking and camping gear, so we didn’t have to haul any of it with us on the ferry. Our guide, Liz, was a complete joy! She kept us safe and comfortable. They accommodated our various dietary needs without any hesitation and provided healthy, nutritious, and delicious meals with more than enough to eat. I would definitely do a trip with them again if I make it back to SE Alaska!
      Written 3 January 2024
    • Q7726BUmarkh
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Kayaking the Chilkat River
      Our group of seven friends did a full day kayak float down the Chilkat river with SEAK in early August. It was fantastic. Our guides were professional and quite competent. Their focus was safety first, given the water flow and temperature. We appreciated that greatly, not being very experienced with kayaking. The float was scenic and exhilarating. We floated through an Eagle preserve and the guides pointed out where to look to see those magnificent birds. I would go again on any of their adventures and feel safe and entertained in an adventurous way.
      Written 3 January 2024
    • L6077MMtheresaw
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Misleading itinerary and false advertisement on back country Alsek river guided week-long trip
      I made the mistake of trusting this tour company to guide me through the Lost Coast of Alaska for a week-long ‘rafting’ trip. When we arrived, the owner switched the guide last minute without advanced notice. He admitted that neither he nor the new guide had ever been to the Lost Coast but could ‘figure it out when we get there’. They also skipped the Alsek River raft without telling us because the new guide realized that we couldn’t make the whole trip in just one week. The name of the trip was ‘Alsek Rive Raft Tour’ so we were extremely disappointed in that decision.. and the lack of communication about the decision. They planned the trip on 50yr old maps, that were extremely inaccurate. The rivers had been dried up for at least 20 years, based on the size of trees growing where we were supposed to be rafting. We were required to hike the beach for over 30+ miles carrying 50lb packs in the sand. We were supposed to be carrying those packs in the rafts…. Since our guide had never been on this trip, he occasionally didn’t know when and where to go. He ended up relying on local land owners for land access and their kindness to pass through their land. None of this was pre-planned by the owner. Despite the false advertisement and misleading experience, the tour company owner refused to change the itinerary to reflect the actual trip afterward. Extremely disappointing. This company is fine for 1/2 day kayak trips but don’t trust it for anything else.
      Written 28 November 2023
    • cynthiadP9021TI
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great day on the water!
      This was a great small group tour. Joe was knowledgeable, balanced our group well despite differing experience levels, and made it a very fun day. The kayaking was peaceful in a stunning spot; it was a completely different experience being so close to the water. Highly recommend!
      Written 9 August 2023
    • 139vytautasa
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Joyful and interesting kayaking experience in Haines
      Very well organised tour with comprehensive guiding through all adventure. Young lady guide (sorry don’t remember Her name) told us Haines history, showed best spots during bus transfer and kayaking experience was very interesting and fun.
      Written 6 August 2023
    • 325joank
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Find another Outfitter
      This is a review I did not want to write! Myself and 3 friends came to Alaska from the lower 48 to go on the "Alsek River Raft" Trip. Our understanding was we would backpack from river to river and packraft the river. Based on the itinerary we thought we would mostly be on a river. The itinerary was changed before we arrived and without our input. We backpacked the first 2 days in the sand with over 40lbs on our back. When we approached our guide about the discrepancy in itinerary and actual trip we learned this was trip that had not yet been scouted by SEAK Excursions this year. We asked for a detailed description of what was ahead and learned it was mostly backpacking. To say we felt led astray would be a huge understatement! We chose to abandon the trip, not because we could not finish it, but because it was not what any of us had taken time off from our lives to do. A week after we returned home we had not heard from the owner of the company so we wrote to him. His response was less than acceptable. His line is, "We reserve the right to change any itinerary for a number of reasons such as weather, group dynamics, terrain or any other concerns." Weather was not an issue and had he talked to our group about itinerary changes, which he did not, he would have known our dynamics were all about the river(s). There was no reason Joe did not reach out and include us in the discussion regarding changes in itinerary! In SEAK Excursions behalf, they offer the use of their equipment and it is quality equipment. None-the-less, if you choose to do a multi-day adventure with SEAK Excursions, ask every question you can think of and then ask a few more. I however would recommend finding another company to book an adventure with.
      Written 10 July 2023
    • J7927DKkennethb
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Peaceful, beautiful and adventurous
      Jeff & Joe (our guides and drivers) were very professional and thorough throughout the day. We met up with them after a pleasant and scenic “fast ferry” ride to Haines. Starting with safety through equipment use and navigating the lake, they were super helpful. The lake itself (glacier fed) and surrounding area are spectacular and are within a state park. We were lucky enough to see a moose snacking at the shoreline and grabbed some good pictures. Bring bug spray since it is almost impossible to swat and paddle at times. I highly recommend this tour.
      Written 15 June 2023
    • renataskincare
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic experience!
      Highly recommend this lovely adventure. Joe our guide and the SEAK owner was professional, kind and knowledgeable. Scenery very picturesque and serene. Activity level was relatively easy for active 60 old people. Thank you Joe!
      Written 17 May 2023
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    Monica K
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Couples
    SEAK Expeditions took us out on Chilkoot Lake for an amazing trip in well-fitted kayaks. Joe is incredibly knowledgable about water sports, the Alaskan outback, and has decades of experience. We were in excellent hands and felt very safe. He's also just an all around easy-going, good guy. We will absolutely use SEAK Expeditions again and would highly recommend them to adventurers of all ages and levels.
    Written 22 July 2023
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    971robbe
    Edisto Island, SC14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Family
    Joe was extremely patient and easy to work with from the time we first contacted him, through multiple rescheduling episodes (covid, etc.), and throughout our trip several years after we first made contact. His knowledge and experience were excellent as he helped personalize our trip and adjust for weather. We initially had planned a 4 day/3 night kayaking/camping trip on the Fjord, but as an atmospheric river threatened to cancel our trip, he helped us adjust to a day of paddling on Chilkoot lake and 3 days/2 nights of kayaking/camping/hiking/fishing on the Fjord. Our guide helped us become comfortable kayaking, helped make an outstanding camping trip including cooking excellent meals. Joe was also very helpful helping us connect with other business and services in Haines during our stay. He and his guide went above and beyond to make our trip amazing. With Joe and our guide's help, we felt like we were in a postcard for a week. Incredible.
    Written 1 March 2024
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    Barb D
    Appleton, WI20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The scenery was amazing. Joe was professional and knowledgeable and provided everything we needed to spend a few hours on the lake. We saw a sockeye jump on the water and their spawning ground. Also saw a couple of eagles. Joe explained a lot about the area. Very easy to talk to and great information. Even provided a great lunch for our drive back to the ferry. Thank you Joe for a wonderful day in Haines!
    Written 20 July 2022
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    Amy S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I went on a kayak trip with Joe ( the owner) on an amazing trip on Chilkoot lake. He took the time to explain everything and outfitted us with top of the line gear.
    His caring disposition and the love of Alaska really was evident. His knowledge of the area was a bonus.

    I highly recommend Joe and SEAK tours if you happen to find yourself in beautiful Haines AK. ♥️ .
    Written 21 July 2023
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    Quest04633041610
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Couples
    We had a great time kayaking on Chilkoot Lake! Our guide Joe was very knowledgeable and friendly. The tour group sizes are on the smaller size, which was very nice. We saw a lot of salmon and were told it is not uncommon to see bears on the shore, but we did not see any that day. The lake itself was gorgeous and we are so glad we were able to go on this tour!
    Written 17 August 2023
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    Kara H
    Boston, MA4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2022
    I worked with Joe at SEAK for a sea kayaking trip while in Haines with friends. He was extremely friendly and helpful with planning all logistics of our trip. SEAK provided all necessary gear (all in great condition!). He even allowed us to use the yard of SEAK to reshuffle our duffel bags post-trip. I definitely recommend this high quality outfitter!
    Written 16 September 2022
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    NeverHome-ugh
    Newport Beach, CA31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Joe was great to spend the day with. So knowledgeable about everything we were seeing—flora and fauna, area history, etc…the tour was customized to our level and Joe was willing to offer any type of help that we needed. A beginner can easy do this. The equipment is well maintained—the scenery is unsurpassed—saw scores of bald eagles!
    Written 13 May 2022
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    MichMo82
    Tijuana, Mexico38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022
    Unfortunately Haines does not have much to do according to the members of the family who did not do this excursion.

    For the rest of us, it was one of the greatest plans of the trip. Beautiful lake, excellent tour guides (John and "R"), and very helpful every step of the way.

    At some point, one of the tour guides asked us to just close our eyes and regulate our breathing. What an amazing thing to do. You get to actually experience calm and nature 100%.

    Great place to take amazing pictures as well.
    Written 30 July 2022
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    Amanda B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2022 • Couples
    Joe, our guide and owner made this trip special for us. This was the most peaceful kayaking trip and one of the most beautiful places we have ever kayaked. Salmon were swimming nearby, eagles were soaring. Breathtaking.
    Written 4 September 2022
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    Ronda F
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2023 • Couples
    Our experience with SEAK Expeditions was excellent. Our guide, Liz and the owner, Joe were exceptional. We would highly recommend a trip with SEAK!
    Written 3 January 2024
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