Haines Scenic Byway & Summit

  • Port

    Haines, Alaska, US

  • Activity Level


  • Excursion Type


  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Starting At


  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 5 Hours

  • Meals Included


This scenic coach tour travels about 100 miles along the National Scenic Byway that passes through the world-famous Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, and travels into Canada.

Leave Haines by coach as your expert cultural and naturalist guide welcomes you to the town and explains its fascinating geography, culture, and natural wonders.

A short, narrated drive takes you through historic Fort Seward, one of the first US military bases in Alaska. Then, as you drive up the Haines Highway towards Canada, you will enter the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. The National Scenic Byway leads through the awe-inspiring Chilkat Valley to the heart of the preserve, with stops for you to watch for wildlife and enjoy the incredible scenery. Your guide will tell stories about the fascinating local history and culture of the area.

Cross the Canadian border to gain elevation and travel above the treeline. Towering peaks loom above the highway. There are fantastic views of glaciated peaks and wide expanses of alpine tundra.

Stop for a delicious picnic-style lunch with a dramatic mountain backdrop. As you return to Haines, you’ll stop again along the Chilkat River to look for wildlife and take photos of the dramatic scenery.


Please be advised that this is an easy panoramic tour, with stops for photos and lunch. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair. The only walking involved is (dis)embarking the bus 2-3 times at scenic overlooks on the National Scenic Byway, which are either paved or well-maintained gravel turnouts. Participants can choose to stay seated on the bus throughout the tour. The picnic consists of coffee, tea, lemonade, water, chips and sandwiches. Please advise the Shore Excursions call center prior to your cruise if you have any food allergies. This adventure crosses the US/Canadian border; US and Canadian citizens must carry a passport and ship ID. All other nationalities must have a valid passport, visa and ship ID.