A sunny day Kayaking in Alaska with a snowy mountain view

Chilkat Island Paddle

In the shadow of 7,000 foot glacially carved peaks, the Lynn Fjord slices through Northern Southeast Alaska. Deep waters are dotted with rocky islands in-turn cloaked with beach grass and ancient forests. Tracks from bears, wolves and moose are scattered like leaves across the black sandy beaches.  Welcome to our wilderness home.

Trip Dates

May 1-September 31

Weekly Departures


Haines, Alaska


$1475 per person-2 person minimum

Custom rates for individuals available


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.

Schedule of Activities

(Everything is weather dependent)

Day 0

Pre trip meeting in Haines with your guide to sort out gear, discuss safety, and discuss the adventure ahead.


We spend the morning packing our boats and reviewing safe paddling techniques. When everything is set we slide the boats into the green waters of Lynn Canal and paddle south. We will paddle about an hour before landing on a beach for lunch and a stretch. Here we take the first of many walks in the beach grass and the woods. We may spot a moose, find wild mushrooms, or carpets of flowers. Then it’s back to the kayaks for another couple hours of paddling, our ears tuned for the sound of spouting humpbacks and our eyes scanning the cliffs above for mountain goats. We camp in the shelter of ancient spruces with a view of the glaciers beyond.

Day 2-4

Each morning we watch the wind, the water, the clouds and the mountains; then planning our day accordingly. Options for adventures abound. We can paddle below sheer granite cliffs, past seemingly endless cobble beaches of the mainland, or perhaps circumnavigate one of the numerous islands in the area. If the wind is up, we can hike inland perhaps as far as a glacier, or climb to the top of an island for views up and down Lynn Fjord. No matter what we choose to do your guide will keep the distance and strenuousness level within your comfort and ability levels.

Day 5

We paddle back to Haines on the last day. If conditions allow we will pass “sea lion rock and watch them resting and splashing in the green water. Then we paddle the last miles to the road and reluctantly end our adventure together. If conditions are condusive to a comfortable paddle a local water-taxi can give us a ride back to town and then we get to see even more wonderful sights!


Food while in the field

Group Camping gear

Stoves, water filter, eating utensils

Kayak, paddle, PFD, safety gear

professional guide service

Not Included

Lodging while not in the field

Food while not in the field

Personal camping gear

Tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads

Gratuity for guide(s)

Rental gear is available from SEAK Expeditions but is in limited supply