Private Tour to Steve Kroschel’s Wildlife Center

Departing from Skagway or Haines, Alaska
Steve Kroschel’s Wildlife Center in Haines provides an opportunity to get close and personal with Alaskan wildlife. While most guests visit the center as part of a large-group tour, this is a rare opportunity for a private visit. Our private tour allows you and your family or group to spend quality time with Alaskan mammals such as wolf, lynx, wolverine, moose, porcupine and a variety of other Alaskan species. These animals are extremely challenging to see in the wild, especially at close proximity.

The tour begins with a scenic boat trip along the steep-walled fjords that connect Skagway to Haines. Over a dozen unnamed waterfalls drop hundreds of feet from both sides of the boat. Bald eagles and harbor seals are often seen on this journey.

Arrive in Haines and meet your knowledgeable and friendly local guide for a drive up the Haines Highway, declared a National Scenic Byway, and through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. The drive provides views of glacier-clad mountains, colorful wildflowers line the road, and green riverside channels provide habitat for moose, bear and trumpeter swans. Bald eagles are often seen and we will have time for some photo stops along the way.

Being a private tour, you will have more flexibility in terms of how much time you spend with each species, and you won’t have to work your way around other guests for photography. You will spend at least one and one half hours at the Wildlife Center.

Then enjoy a picnic lunch on your way back to Haines. Board the Fast Ferry to Skagway and return to your ship with memories of an unforgettable adventure.

Additional Notes:

Actual species visited depend on availability and can change with each tour.
There is some up uphill walking involved.
Not wheelchair accessible.


  • 4 guest minimum
  • 6.5 hours from Skagway
    •  $490 per person
  • 4 hours in Haines
    • $420 per person