Chilkat Island Paddle
In the shadow of 7,000 foot glacier carved peaks, Lynn Fjord slices through Northern Southeast Alaska. Deep waters are dotted with rocky islands in-turn cloaked with beach grass and ancient forests. Welcome to our wilderness home.
We will spend 4 days and 5 nights kayaking in Lynn Fjord, camping where the forest meets the salt water and relishing solitude. The spectacular views rival anything in Alaska but look even closer and you will find a region of rich abundance that has attracted and sustained native peoples and wildlife for millennia.
Nestled between Glacier Bay National Park and the Coast Range of British Colombia Lynn Fjord is fed by more than a dozen wild rivers creating a brackish marine environment. home to humpback whales, Orca, Stellar seal lions, harbor seals, porpoise and all 5 species of pacific salmon.
Above the tide-line meadows and forests are dazzlingly green during our mild summers. Towering spruce and hemlock forests, having never been logged, are home to brown and black bear, wolves, wolverine, moose, mountain goat, deer, and some of the largest populations of bald eagles in the world.
We split our time between water and land, paddling near the shores of both mainland and islands, and hiking the beaches and creeks in the evenings or when the whips up the weather.
With 5 days and 4 nights to explore the area we have ample time to hone kayaking skills, cruise the quiet inlets and also to hike the forests and wander up the rocky creeks. When not out exploring we enjoy a comfortable camp with big driftwood fires and meals featuring Alaskan seafood and garden vegetables.
Your guide is on hand to share their knowledge of the landscape, to help you improve your outdoor skills, or to leave you in peace to enjoy the serenity of the mountains and the sea. This is our home and we are eager to share it’s beauty with you.