Vision of Haines Private Nature Tour

Designed and tailored for the daily visitor to Haines, Alaska

A personalized Haines nature tour with a local guide will offer individual travelers the best opportunity to experience the Alaska of their dreams. Landscape, wildlife, history and culture will make your Haines private nature tour the highlight of your visit to Alaska. 3 to 4 hour private tours for singles or couples are available, and there is a limit of 3-4 people per tour. 2-hour tours are also available by special arrangement.

What we will see

You have come a long way to experience an environment that is unparalleled in the Lower 48 states, therefore I want you to return home with iconic shots of the Alaska you have dreamed of and envisioned. The Haines Private Nature Tour includes

  • Alaskan cultural heritage
    • Totemic art, poles and panels.
      • I offer an historical perspective on the interaction between the local indigenous Tlingit people and the Anglo people who were invited to settle here and create our town.
  • The historic Fort Wm. H. Seward is Alaska’s first permanently established Army outpost.
    • I offer an historical perspective on why and how this outpost came to be established in Haines, as well as its evolution after its decommission. The Fort remains a vibrant center of the Haines borough.
  • Alaska’s commercial maritime heritage
    • Haines’ oldest continually operating business is an historic cannery located on a scenic cove near town. This is a truly iconic location.
  • The Alaskan landscape
    • Sweeping vistas, glaciers, wildflowers, salmon rivers, in addition to wildlife as wildlife permits.
      • Chilkat State Park offers the sweeping landscape of the Chilkat Range and Rainbow Glacier. Gaze upon the edge of the largest expanse of roadless wilderness in North America on the edge of the Chilkat Inlet fjord. In season this is a rich opportunity for wildflowers as well.
      • Chilkoot State Park at the head of the longest and deepest fjord in North America offers a intimate experience with one of America’s most pristine salmon streams. In season bears and eagles can be seen feeding on salmon. Chilkoot Lake feeds the river and is fed by towering mountain ranges and glaciers


My Haines Private Nature Tour is a private day tour for individuals and couples. You will not be loaded into a van or bus with others and escorted as a group, rather your coach will be a 2016 Subaru Outback. This is YOUR tour. 3-4 people may be included in the cost. (Will 3 people in your group be able to fit across the back seat of the Subaru?) Your options include:

  • Select Vision private tour will include the Haines area and one of the state parks of your choice: $400 plus 8.5% local tax and fees covers the cost of your entire party. Duration of tour is approximately 3 hours
  • Full Vision private tour will include the Haines area and both of the state parks: $500 plus 8.5% local tax and fees covers the cost of your entire party. Duration of tour is approximately 4 hours
  • (Twilight tours for evening visitors are also possible. Please contact me for details).

To assure scheduling, it is best to arrange reservations with payment two weeks in advance of a booking date. Non-scheduled tours are possible subject to availability.

I will be happy to personally discuss your needs and questions. Please use the contact link below. If you would like to talk by phone, please provide your number and the best time to call via an email and I will be happy to contact you.

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  • Local Alaskan cultural heritage

What you will not experience on your tour: The compromise of the tourist experience in SE Alaska

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