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Cruises to Haines

Haines, Alaska

Take a memorable Alaska cruise adventure to Haines, Alaska. As your cruise ship sails into the tranquil waters of Lynn Canal, a fjord in Southeast Alaska, the majestic beauty of Haines unfolds before your eyes. Nestled amidst mountains and waterways, Haines is an enchanting port of call that paints an idyllic picture of Alaskan wilderness and culture. The panorama of snow-capped peaks, lush forests, and the glimmering fjord will take your breath away. Here, at the foot of Mount Ripinsky, one can discover the pristine charm of Alaska untouched by the hustle of modernity. This authentic Alaskan town promises a unique and enriching experience to its visitors.

Cruise ships dock directly in the port of Haines, offering easy access to the town's attractions. The ships typically arrive early in the morning, enabling passengers to make the most of their day in this picturesque location. Depending on the cruise itinerary, the stopover can range from a few hours to a full day, providing ample time to explore and experience Haines. The harbor itself is equipped with facilities such as restrooms, information kiosks, and a shuttle service to the city center. In the vicinity, you'll find charming cafes, local shops, and the stunning backdrop of the Chilkat Mountains.

Haines

Haines carries an air of serene simplicity that perfectly captures the essence of a frontier town. With wooden sidewalks, historic buildings, and local art galleries, the city invites you to embrace its rustic charm. The Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center showcases local history, and the Hammer Museum is a quirky must-visit. A stroll around Fort Seward offers panoramic views and insight into the military past of the town. At the Alaska Indian Arts center, one can admire and learn about Native Tlingit culture and crafts.

Haines holds a rich tapestry of Native Tlingit and pioneering history. The cultural influences of the Tlingit people are palpable in local art, totem carvings, and cultural events. The annual Celebration of the Tlingit tribe draws visitors with its vibrant display of traditional dance and storytelling. The historic Fort Seward stands as a testament to the town's military past, while the gold rush era left its indelible mark in local lore. This amalgamation of diverse histories enriches the Haines experience.

Attractions and Activities

Haines is an adventurer's paradise, offering a range of outdoor activities. From hiking trails on Mount Ripinsky and kayaking on the Chilkoot Lake to bear watching at the Chilkoot River, there's an excursion for every nature lover. The fjords and waterways make it a popular spot for fishing and marine wildlife viewing. For bird enthusiasts, the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve offers a chance to witness the largest gathering of bald eagles in the world. Amidst the splendors of the Alaskan wilderness, Haines offers a truly immersive outdoor experience.

Local Speciality

Alaska's rich bounty comes alive in Haines' local cuisine. From freshly caught salmon to wild berries, the food is a testament to the area's natural abundance. Local craft breweries and distilleries offer a selection of unique beers and spirits that reflect the flavors of the region. Seafood lovers must try the Alaskan King Crab, while locally baked goods offer a comforting treat to the palate.

Local craft shops in Haines are a treasure trove of Alaskan souvenirs. Handcrafted items, Native Tlingit artwork, and locally produced honey and jams are popular among visitors. The local artisans create unique jewelry, carvings, and textiles, offering a piece of Alaskan charm to take home. The weekly farmers market is a great place to find locally grown produce and handmade goods.

Best time to visit Haines

Haines enjoys mild summers from June to August, making it the perfect time for cruise visits. With long daylight hours, summer offers ample opportunities for outdoor exploration. The shoulder months from April to May and September to October also provide pleasant weather and fewer crowds. While Haines is beautiful throughout the year, November through March sees a dip in temperatures and shorter daylight hours.

Haines, Alaska Cruise Schedule 2024

Haines is more than just a port of call; it's a gateway to the untamed beauty and rich cultural heritage of Alaska. A visit here promises an intimate encounter with the wilderness, a dive into the vibrant local culture, and a taste of the Alaskan frontier spirit. Whether you are an adventure enthusiast, a history buff, or simply looking to soak in the tranquility of nature, Haines has a unique experience waiting for you.

American Cruise Lines Alaska 10-day route

10-day Alaska cruise from Juneau

American Constellation, American Cruise Lines

Date: June 17, 2024

Ports of Call: Juneau, Haines, Inside Passage, Glacier Bay, Sitka, Wrangell, Wrangell Narrows, Petersburg, Frederick Sound, Tracy Arm, Juneau; View Itinerary

Silversea Cruises Alaska 14-day route

14-day Alaska cruise from Seward

Silver Muse, Silversea Cruises

Date: June 20, 2024

Ports of Call: Seward, Hubbard Glacier, Juneau, Haines, Sitka, Wrangell, Inside Passage, Vancouver, Inside Passage, Ketchikan, Icy Strait, Skagway, Icy Bay, Valdez, Seward; View Itinerary

Hurtigruten Alaska 13-day route

13-day Alaska cruise from Anchorage

MS Roald Amundsen, Hurtigruten

Date: June 21, 2024

Ports of Call: Anchorage, Seward, College Fjord, Icy Bay, William Henry Bay, Haines, Tracy Arm, Sitka, Petersburg, Wrangell, Misty Fjords, Inside Passage, Alert Bay, Vancouver; View Itinerary

Un-Cruise Adventures Alaska 14-day route

14-day Alaska cruise from Juneau

Wilderness Explorer, Un-Cruise Adventures

Date: June 23, 2024

Ports of Call: Juneau, Saint James Bay, Haines, Icy Strait, Pelican Town, Glacier Bay, Chichagof Island, Juneau, Tracy Arm, Frederick Sound, Thomas Bay, Blashkee Islands, Behm Canal, Misty Fjords, Ketchikan; View Itinerary

American Cruise Lines Alaska 10-day route

10-day Alaska cruise from Juneau

American Constellation, American Cruise Lines

Date: June 27, 2024

Ports of Call: Juneau, Haines, Inside Passage, Glacier Bay, Sitka, Wrangell, Wrangell Narrows, Petersburg, Frederick Sound, Tracy Arm, Juneau; View Itinerary

Seabourn Cruise Line Alaska 14-day route

14-day Alaska cruise from Vancouver

Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Cruise Line

Date: June 28, 2024

Ports of Call: Vancouver, Queen Charlotte Strait, Ketchikan, Sitka, Hubbard Glacier, Icy Strait, Haines, Juneau, Tracy Arm, Wrangell, Misty Fjords, Prince Rupert, Whale Channel, Alert Bay, Vancouver; View Itinerary

American Cruise Lines Alaska 10-day route

10-day Alaska cruise from Juneau

American Constellation, American Cruise Lines

Date: July 7, 2024

Ports of Call: Juneau, Haines, Inside Passage, Glacier Bay, Sitka, Wrangell, Wrangell Narrows, Petersburg, Frederick Sound, Tracy Arm, Juneau; View Itinerary

Seabourn Cruise Line Alaska 14-day route

14-day Alaska cruise from Vancouver

Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Cruise Line

Date: July 12, 2024

Ports of Call: Vancouver, Queen Charlotte Strait, Ketchikan, Sitka, Hubbard Glacier, Icy Strait, Haines, Juneau, Tracy Arm, Wrangell, Misty Fjords, Prince Rupert, Whale Channel, Alert Bay, Vancouver; View Itinerary

Un-Cruise Adventures Alaska 14-day route

14-day Alaska cruise from Juneau

Wilderness Explorer, Un-Cruise Adventures

Date: July 14, 2024

Ports of Call: Juneau, Saint James Bay, Haines, Icy Strait, Pelican Town, Glacier Bay, Chichagof Island, Juneau, Tracy Arm, Frederick Sound, Thomas Bay, Blashkee Islands, Behm Canal, Misty Fjords, Ketchikan; View Itinerary


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