Departing from Skagway or Haines.
Leave the crowds of Skagway behind on this unique combo tour. This tour uses three modes of travel–catamaran, 12 passenger van, and Alaskan bush plane to explore Alaska’s best glaciers, scenery, and wildlife.
The trip begins with a 45-minute catamaran ride along the steep-walled fjords connecting Skagway to Haines. Over a dozen unnamed waterfalls drop hundreds of feet from the cliffsides on both sides of the boat. Learn about Tlingit culture, marvel at the scenery and look for humpback whales, harbor seals, and a variety of seabirds.
Arrive in Haines, meet your expert guide and enjoy a seaside drive to Chilkoot Lake State Park. This park has it all– a turquoise lake surrounded by snow-capped mountains, important Tlingit cultural sites, and a salmon-filled river flowing into the sea. Keep an eye out for wildlife; bald eagles, harbor seals, and brown bear are often seen here.
Continue out of town for a scenic ten-mile drive along the Chilkat River with a photo stop at the historic Letnikof Cove Cannery. You’ll go down to the water’s edge at Chilkat State Park to marvel at the Rainbow and Davidson Glaciers. Here your guide will identify the wildflowers and teach you to recognize the signs of moose and bear, frequent visitors to this area.
Board one of Alaska’s famous bush planes for a 50 minute glacier tour. Soar past the face of the Rainbow Glacier, a hanging glacier with an immense waterfall pouring from its face. Continue to the Davidson Glacier to look down upon the Davidson Icefall, crisscrossed with crevasses and ice towers. Keep an eye out for mountain goats as you glide over a sea of ice on your way back to Skagway.
Ultimate Nature Combo Tour
6.5 hours from Skagway
2 person minimum
*order of activities may vary