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There is a small cruise dock available in Haines. Ships dock right in front of this small town and from here you can easily navigate the town by foot. The Haines cruise dock offers tourist information and some limited transportation options. Read the full Haines cruise port guide for all your options.
In Alaska you can find all five species of Alaska’s Pacific Salmon. They are King, Sockeye, Coho, Pink and Chum. Every year from August to October you will find the salmon find the very stream they were born to spawn and die. It is a phenomenal event that you cannot miss if your cruise is arriving in August or September.
This non-profit organisation is dedicated to preserve the local art and culture. Visit their gallery of Alaskan art or see one of the many totem poles in town that have been created by them. The Alaska Indian Arts building is a 5 minute walk from the dock.
13 Ft Seward Dr, Haines, AK 99827
When shopping in Haines make sure to buy the products with this logo. This indicated the products has actually been made in Alaska.
Sailing into Haines is an experience you cannot miss. Your ship will be sailing in one of the largest fjords of North America. Be surrounded by the snowy mountain tops, bald eagles and glaciers in the far distance. Make sure to be on the outside deck 1 hour before arrival and for about 1 hour after departure.
The heart of the historical town of Haines is the Parade Ground. Most of the historic buildings are situates around this square where back the days the troops were drilled. Find it a few minutes walk from the cruise terminal.
Parade ground, Haines, Alaska
There are many hikes you could do in Haines that can take you to breathtaking viewpoints and incredible landscapes. Walk to the Portage Cove Wayside or Battery Point for example. Always make sure to pass by the Visitors Centre on the dock for the last update on the trail and a hiking map.
Find a new respect for hammers. This small museum has over 2000 hammers from all over the world on display. This museum is about 10 minute walk from the dock. The local shuttle bus also makes a stop here.
108 Main St, Haines, AK 99827
The town’s old bakery has now been transformed into the Port Chilkoot Distillery. Visit it for a great tasting of fine spirits and whiskey. Especially their gin comes well recommended.
34 Blacksmith St, Haines, AK 99827
This micro-brewery makes very unique ales made with local ingredients like trees. Yes, trees. They use the Sitka Spruce for a delicious ale full of vitamine c. Find the distillery about 25 minute walk from the dock or take the local shuttle bus to it.
327 Main St, Haines, AK 99827, Verenigde Staten
When you walk off the pier, take a look to the right hand side. About 1 block from the dock you will spot this building where you will be able to find bicycle and motor/scooter rental.
Pick up this folder at the visitors centre. It holds all kinds of interesting information about the history of Haines as the base of U.S. army in Alaska. Guide yourself through town and read about the story behind every single building in this brochure.