Guests will find of the the world's most scenic golf courses at Valley of the Eagles Golf Links. Located alongside the Chilkat River banks in Haines with stunning vistas of the Cathedral Peaks, Chilkat Mountains, and the Lynn Canal. Take in the ice blue glaciers and the surrounding waterfalls from the riverfront vantage point for an amazing experience.
A catamaran, one of the fastest ferries in the country, transports guests from Skagway to Haines. Guests will enjoy their passage through North America's longest and deepest Fjord, with their guide to point out the natural history, geology, and native culture along the way.
In Haines, guests will be continue their narrated tour through the town as well as Fort Seward and the parade grounds. Built in 1908, Fort Seward is a national historic landmark and one of the first U.S. army post in Alaska. The Fort is a must see in Haines, if only for its fascinating history and architecture. Guests will then be transported from the fort to the golf course, where they will be outfitted for all equipment including clubs, pull-cart, balls, and shoes or overboots.
Over the next 2.5 hours, guests will be able to enjoy a professionally and ecologically designed par 36, 9-hole golf course. The beautifully wild Alaskan landscape surrounds guests as the make their way through the interesting course layout. Guests may be able to spot some of the abundant wildlife such as spawning salmon, bald eagles, moose, waterfowl, mink, otters, wolves, and songbirds. The enhancement of salmon streams, maintenance of wetlands, and native vegetation are all considered in the course's eco-friendly design. Guests can find spotting scopes throughout the course to offer even more wildlife viewing opportunities.
Guests are treated to a delicious smoked salmon snack after their time golfing, before returning to Skagway via fast ferry. A wonderful experience for the whole family as kids are welcome - and guests will want to be sure to bring a camera for all the beauty!
Duration: 6.5 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)
- Roundtrip transportation
- All safety equipment and gear (clubs, pull-cart, balls, and shoes/overboots)
- Refreshments: smoked salmon, crackers, cheese, tea, coffee and bottled water
- Group size must be between 4 and 12 passengers
- Dress in comfortable layers
- Minimum Age is 8 years
Duration: 6.5 hours. Tour times below are approximate:
- 20 minutes Meet and greet dock representative
- 60 minutes Narrated fast ferry to Haines
- 25 minutes Interpretive drive by Fort Seward to golf course
- 15 minutes Equipment outfitting
- 2.5 hours Time at Valley of the Eagles Golf Course
- 25 minutes Light snack and beverages
- 25 minutes Transport to ferry dock
- 55 minutes Scenic return to Skagway
Who are my guides?
Experts in the industry, your guides are fun, well-trained and passionate about guiding and sharing their expert knowledge about the history and natural wonder of Haines and Skagway. The guides go through extensive training and hold current first-aid certification.
What type of clothing should I wear?
Layered clothing, long pants and weather appropriate dress is recommended.
What equipment is provided?
Once at the course you will be provided with clubs, a pull-cart, balls (3) and overboots (overboots are only needed if the course is wet).
Are there any age restrictions for children?
The minimum age to participate in this tour is 8 years old. Children younger and infants are not allowed.
Are food and drink included?
A light snack and beverages is provided after the golfing portion and before the return journey.
Is there a bathroom?
Yes - restrooms are available on the dock prior to departing for your tour and on-site at the golf course.
Does this tour cancel due to weather?
This tour is set up to embrace Southeast Alaska's unpredictable weather and typically runs rain or shine. In the rare instance weather does cause a cancellation, guests are refunded in full and provided assistance with finding alternative activity for the day.
What kind of wildlife will I see?
Though wildlife can never be guaranteed, bald eagles, moose, all five types of Pacific salmon, brown and black bears frequent the area. Wildlife sightings depend on the time of the year and area within Haines where the excursion takes place.
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