Alaska is the perfect destination for visitors with an adventurous spirit and a drive to explore the untouched regions of our country. There are many local guides and adventure tours happy to help visitors safely do just that. Chilkat Guides, located in Haines, is one of the longest-running companies in the area. No detail is overlooked on their tours, from the gear to the snacks. Preview some of their most popular tours, as well as the best way to get to Haines during your next stay at Silverbow Inn.Access our free Vacation Guide.
Book Your Next Adventure With Chilkat Guides
Chilkat Guides offers long excursions for dedicated explorers that range from eight to 14 days in length, as well as fun day trips that are perfect for families.
For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, book an excursion from Chilkat Guides. Prices for their tours range from around $4,000 to $5,700. While that may seem like a hefty price tag, the cost includes an expert guide, transportation from Haines to the launch site, equipment, meals, and a tent and sleeping pad. Chilkat offers the only U.S. tours of the Alsek and the Tatshenshini Rivers, and they also have a tour of the Kongakut River.
There are a total of two day trips available, both lasting around four hours. The first, the Chilkoot Trail Hike & Float, includes a two-mile hike with a naturalist guide and a gentle rafting trip down the Taiya River. This trip is perfect for families traveling together, especially those with older children.
The second trip, the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Float, is ideal for visitors hoping to see the famous eagles of Alaska. In fact, this area is known as the premier eagle preserve float trip in Haines. When you book, you’ll take a trip to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, starting with a drive on the National Scenic Byway. When you reach the heart of the preserve, you’ll enjoy a riverside picnic. Don’t worry about the food options. Chilkat Guides pays great attention to the quality of the meals provided and is happy to accommodate any dietary needs. After your meal, you’ll enjoy a nice float down the river that allows you to catch a glimpse of eagles, bears, moose, and other majestic animals native to this region. This trip is available to anyone over the age of seven and is a wonderful addition to any Alaskan vacation.
Get to Haines
The easiest way to get to Haines is by booking a flight with Alaska Seaplanes from Juneau. They offer frequent flights to Haines, as well as other Alaskan cities like Hoonah and Skagway.
Stay at Silverbow Inn
Before you head off to your grand adventure with Chilkat Guides, be sure to get a good night of rest at Silverbow Inn. Our modern boutique hotel has everything you need to start and end your day the right way. From our outstanding amenities, like our rooftop hot tub, to our prime downtown location (we’re less than three blocks away from over one-dozen restaurants!), Silverbow Inn is the perfect stop for travelers. You’re not the average traveler. Why should you stay in average accommodations? Book your stay at Silverbow Inn and enjoy the perks that come with staying in a locally owned hotel. Discover for yourself why we were awarded the 2018 Reader’s Choice Award from Juneau Empire!