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chikoot river or lake tours which is a good one

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chikoot river or lake tours which is a good one

Thanks mom bear for all your info. You have helped me tremendously. Ive decided on going to haines In hopes of seeing the bears In the lake/river in September. What would be the best way to go about It and what tour Is the best. Kayaking on lake or going down the river. Can you rent kayaks yourself on the lake and how would you get there or Is going on a tour better? Is going In the afternoon better? Also Is there anything else In haines I should check out while Im here? Thank you So much for all the great information as Im a very indecisive person:-)

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1. Re: chikoot river or lake tours which is a good one

I think it would be more convenient for you to book a tour through your ship.......ChilKOOT Lake is where you have the best chance of seeing bears......the float trips are at ChilKAT River (different spelling, confusing to even us locals LOL)......

The kayaking on ChilKOOT Lake is guided.....you cannot rent the kayaks on your own.......

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2. Re: chikoot river or lake tours which is a good one

Back from our hike, and back to the question that Popbear rushed me into finishing before I was done......LOL

Here are a few of the tours that may be available to you through your ship that take place either on Chilkoot Lake or nearby......

Kayaking on the lake.......mountain biking out to the lake and back......fishing on a patio boat on the lake......or 4x4 Kawasaki mule rides up the mountain near the lake (I think you can drive your own, but you are all together in a group)........there is another group that goes out to the lake on bus trips that specializes in photography and animal viewing.......Just make sure that whichever tour you choose goes to Chilkoot Lake....hopefully the folks at the excursion desk on your ship will be able to point you in the right direction (I know they word their tours very creatively to discourage the passengers from booking directly on their own).....

Meanwhile here are a few links that will give you an idea of what to expect.....

http://haineskayak.com/

http://hainesatvtour.com/

http://www.cyclealaska.com/node/52

http://www.chilkootlake.com/home

alaskafloattrips.com/chilkoot-lake-nature-to…

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