Alaska is a BIG state and you may want to do it in sections whether you are an independent traveler or working with an agent. Haines is located on a peninsula in the Southeast area, surrounded by majestic mountains, water channels, and forests in between, we are sure to mark a lot off of your bucket list. Our local reputable tour companies can customize trips in and around Haines to make connections with other communities, so make Haines your hub to branch off from. Our weather can be surprising, that’s an understatement, but you don’t have to let it catch you off-guard so always bring layers, even in the summer.
Haines, In conjunction with Skagway, Whitehorse and Juneau constitute the Golden Circle Route which many have taken more than once. An adventure with so much to take in that you may have to repeat the route because you are sure to miss something the first time. Make sure to bring your passport so that you can travel into Canada and connect with the interior of Alaska. Skagway, Alaska is very easy to access out of Haines and is only about 16 miles by water so you can make it a day trip but driving there you will need to go into Canada and put about 350 miles on your tires.
Our capital of Alaska is Juneau and is only accessible by water or flight and is possible to visit in a day with a day boat. The largest national park in Southeast is only accessible by flights or ferries, Glacier Bay, our flightseeing companies can accommodate your travel plans to cover the 3.3 million acres of rugged mountains, powerful glaciers, temperate rainforest, and deep fjords.