Chilkoot Lake Haines Alaska
A FRONTIER FAVOURITE

Cruise to Haines, Alaska

If you’re looking for an authentic taste of wild, rugged adventure, a cruise to Haines, Alaska is just the ticket. Located less than 70 miles north of Juneau, along the continent’s longest and deepest fjord, Haines offers endless outdoor activities for intrepid explorers. Hike deep into misty coastal rainforests and ancient spruce woodlands. Set out on a rafting adventure along the rivers that thread the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Learn about the gold rush era at Fort William H. Seward. And discover the area’s rich cultural heritage in museums dedicated to the Native Tlingit People.
National Language English
Currency Accepted US Dollar (USD)

Things To Do in Haines

Beautiful View Haines City Near Glacier Bay Alaska

SPEND THE DAY IN GLACIER BAY

Beautiful View Haines City Near Glacier Bay Alaska

Beautiful View Haines City Near Glacier Bay Alaska

SPEND THE DAY IN GLACIER BAY

Glacier Bay is one of Alaska’s most impressive national parks, and Haines is the perfect town to catch a flightseeing tour of this pristine wilderness. Keep your camera ready as you soar over gleaming blue glaciers and sprawling forests, learning about glaciology and the local creatures that call the preserve home.

Active Young Boy Hiking Haines Alaska

TAKE A HIKE

Active Young Boy Hiking Haines Alaska

Active Young Boy Hiking Haines Alaska

TAKE A HIKE

You’ll find lots of trails to choose from here in Haines. One of the most popular is the Battery Trail Hike, which takes you all the way to the beach. If you’re a veteran hiker, try one of Haines’s alpine trails, like Mt Riley and Mt Ripinski. They’re steep, but offer gorgeous views.

Grizzly Bear Hunting Salmon
Grizzly Bear Hunting Salmon

GO WILD

A short drive north of Haines you’ll find Kroschel Wildlife Centre, one of the best spots in the area to mingle with local animals. Join a wildlife expedition for an up-close look at grizzlies, wolves, reindeer and more, or set out on a photography tour across more than 550 metres of maintained trail.

Delicious Healthy Grilled Fish Served on a Platter
Delicious Healthy Grilled Fish Served on a Platter

LOCAL CUISINE

You’ll find all kinds of tasty food in Haines, Alaska, from wood-fired pizza to tacos to tantalising Thai cuisine. That said, don’t leave without tasting some of the region’s locally caught seafood, like Alaskan king crab, salmon and halibut. Ask for a recommendation from your waiter or the chef – sometimes restaurants offer off-menu specialities.

Totem Pole Sculpture Art Haines Alaska
Totem Pole Sculpture Art Haines Alaska

SHOPPING

One of the most popular souvenirs you’ll find in Haines is smoked salmon – pick up a pre-packaged morsel and bring it back to your stateroom for snacks later on during your trip. Or look for galleries and stores selling goods crafted by local artisans – Haines has several.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 Calling all birdwatchers — Haines has more than 260 species of birds and lots of eagles, so bring your binoculars.
2 Make sure to ask about discounts for seniors and kids — many tour operators, museums, and even restaurants offer special rates.
3 It rains often in Alaska, even in the summer, so pack a waterproof jacket or raincoat.
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