Explore Rivers, Glaciers & Fjords

Rafting, Hiking & Sea Kayaking in Southeast Alaska

  • Location

    Haines, Alaska

  • Duration

    3 to 5 days

  • Activity

    Raft Hike Kayak

  • Group Size

    2 to 8 group members

  • Best For

    Active adventurers ages 7 and up

Private Adventure Packages

Our Private Adventure Packages are designed to provide maximum comfort and separation from other people while you explore Alaska with an expert guide.

These 3 to 5-day adventures begin in the postcard-perfect village of Haines, Alaska. Nestled between Glacier Bay National Park and the Tongas National Forest, Haines is the perfect jumping-off point for exploring the wild side of Southeast Alaska.

Imagine rafting past bald eagles only feet away, hiking from a remote beach to Davidson Glacier Lake, and sea kayaking the pristine waters of the northern Lynn Fjord, all on your own private adventure.

Raft, Hike, & Paddle

with optional lodging

Your personal guide will arrive at 9:00 AM to escort you to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. It’s a 45-minute scenic drive and bears, moose and eagles are often seen from the road. At the “put-in” we will don boots and lifejackets (provided) before beginning our float through the heart of the eagle preserve. This day is designed to move at a ralaxing pace and there is ample time to stop along the way to exploure game trails, side channels and your guides secret spots. We will stop mid day for a riverside picnic lunch. You will be back to town early afternoon with plenty of time to have a seiasta, go for a rike or rent bikes and cruise around town.

We’ll have an early start today. After a quick stop at the coffee shop for espresso and breakfast, we’ll proceed to Letnikof Harbor to meet our boat captain. The 30-minute water taxi ride to Glacier Point is impossibly beautiful passing under Rainbow Glacier and along the jagged shoreline of the Chilkat Peninsula. Once on the beach, we’ll check our provisions and start the 4-mile trek to the glacier. Covering 3 distinct transition zones we will move from the maritime beach zone into forested morain and eventually up to the glacier’s face. The pace of the day will vary depending on the weather and your personal interests. We will have a picnic lunch at the glacier before the return hike to our waiting water taxi.

Another early start – we’ll meet at 8:00 AM for coffee and breakfast before heading to the beach for sea kayaking lessons. After honing our paddling skills and shoreside picnic we will head out for and afternoon paddle. Sea kayaking the fjords and lakes of Southeast Alaska is a sublime experience that everyone should do at least once in their life. With an abundance of wildlife (marine, bird, terrestrial) the northern inside passage provides amble opportunities to nature doing its thing around you.

Personalized Adventures

with lodging + camping

Check in at the Aspen Suites or the Inn at Haines after 2:00 PM. Your personal guide will meet you at 4:00 PM for a quick orientation and to review the week’s events. Dinner is on you own this night.

Choose your adventure! Pick from the list of options including fly fishing, fat bike rides or a Glacier Bay scenic flight. The sky really is the limit.

The eagle watching here is amazing and our marine wildlife is hard to beat. Raft through the eagle preserve in the morning and take marine wildlife tour in the afternoon. For a trip on the wilder side take a bush plane flight to a remote camp and raft or sea kayak back to civilization. Let your imagination be your guide. If it’s not on our list we can add it. Call or email to discuss your custom trip.

Raft, Hike, & Paddle

with lodging + camping

Check in at the Aspen Suites or the Inn at Haines after 2:00 PM. Your personal guide will meet you at 4:00 PM for a pre-trip orientation and to review the week’s events. You are on your own for dinner this night.

We will get an early start this morning. First flight lifts off at 7 AM. It’s a short but exhilarating flight to the headwaters of the Tsirku River. Our camp is near the Le Blondeau Glacier and we will spend the day exploring the glacier and iceberg filled lake. You won’t believe how good a gourmet camp meal tastes after a big day of hiking and you will never forget the view from our riverside tents sites.

After a delicious riverside breakfast we will break camp, load the rafts and head downstream. The river is fast but without rapids. Watch for moose, bear and mountain goats as we raft though the upper valley. We will stop for a riverside picnic before entering the world famous Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve which supports some of the densest populations of bald eagles in North America.  We will eventually intersect with the road system and finish the day with hot showers and dinner on your own and any of our local restaurants.

After a quick stop at the coffee shop for espresso and breakfast to go, we’ll take a short van ride to Letnikof Harbor to meet our boat captain. The 30 minute boat ride to Glacier Point is one of the most scenic rides imaginable passing under Rainbow Glacier and the along the jagged shoreline of the Chilkat peninsula. After wading to shore and unloading our gear you will follow your guide on a private trail to the Davidson Glacier Lake. This 6 mile round trip hike is mostly level with a few short but steep portions. There will be plenty of time to lounge or skip rocks on the shore while we eat lunch and take in the stunning scenery. Really adventurous souls might hike the steep rocky climb to the glacier face before heading back to basecamp for another exquisite camp dinner. As the light dims find your beach tent site and settle in to the sound of the waves.

Today we sea kayak! Pack your tents and sleeping bags, enjoy breakfast on the beach and don your drysuits and pfd’s for the morning kayak lesson. We will spend 2 to 3 hours learning the ins and outs of sea kayaking. Weather permitting we will paddle to Chilkat State Park and meet our shuttle back to the hotel / B&B.

Personalize your adventure

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Call today to begin planning your next great adventure