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Cruise Ships & Ferries

The Port of Haines offers a unique and charming experience for visitors arriving by the waterways.

  1. Scenic Beauty: The Port of Haines is often regarded as the most beautiful port of the Inside Passage. The scenic beauty of the area, with its mountains, fjords, and glaciers, provides a stunning backdrop for your arrival and exploration of the town.

  2. Exclusive Experience: Unlike many other ports on cruise itineraries, Haines only accommodates one large cruise ship at a time, possibly a small ship as well. This exclusivity ensures that your ship will have the port all to itself, offering an unhurried and relaxed atmosphere for a true Alaskan town experience.

  3. Convenient Location: The Port Chilkoot (PC) Cruise Ship Dock is conveniently located directly in front of the historical Fort William H. Seward and is less than a half-mile from downtown Haines. This proximity makes it easy for cruise passengers to explore the town and enjoy shopping and sightseeing.  

  4. Shopping Opportunities: Haines offers abundant shopping opportunities, and you can find unique treasures to take home as souvenirs. A shopping brochure can guide you to the town's best shopping destinations.

  5. Visitor Information: For your convenience, a small kiosk on the PC Dock provides literature and area information. The Visitor Center downtown is staffed with personnel ready to answer your questions and offer additional area information.

  6. Tours and Transportation: Tour operators will meet you on the shore side end of the pier for various excursions, allowing you to explore the natural beauty and cultural attractions of Haines. Additionally, a shuttle service, when a cruise ship is in port, is available to transport you into town and back to the cruise ship dock.  


Cruises To Haines

Cruising is a very popular way to visit Haines. Check out the many brands and sizes of ships that call to Haines and the neighboring community of Skagway.

Ferry Schedules

Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) provides epic views and authentic Alaskan experiences.

Cruise Ship Schedule

Want someone else to do the driving? Whether you are arriving by a cruise ship for just a few hours or have an entire day, there will be plenty of activities to enjoy during your stay.