Haines (Skagway), Alaska, US
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Approximately 3½ Hours
Explore the fascinating city of Haines with some intriguing visits to the area's best attractions, Native culture, fascinating history and magnificent mountain and ocean views.
A narrated drive takes you through historic Fort Seward -- one of the earliest US military bases in Alaska. From Picture Point, admire and photograph the town of Haines and your ship.
Step inside the American Bald Eagle Foundation's Raptor Center -- an interpretive wildlife education center -- to watch a live feeding of America's National Bird and learn more about the other native wildlife. You will also be treated to a live flight presentation of one of several birds of prey.
Drive south of town along the Chilkat Peninsula, where glaciers, towering peaks, rivers and the sea all converge in amazing scenery. Here, you'll visit the oldest working cannery in Alaska, owned and operated by the Haines Packing Company. The smokehouse was built in 1917, but it is now a state-of-the-art facility complete with pinbone extractors, blast freezers and vacuum-packing machines.
From here, a short ride transfers you to a private, covered beachside location near the cruise ship dock. Enjoy a salmon snack, freshly made sourdough bread, homemade cookies and gorgeous ocean and mountain views.
Return to the cruise pier.
Minimum age is 8 years. Tour sequence may vary. The Haines Packing Company may or may not have active processing at the time of your tour, depending upon season and salmon catch.