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Overview

Haines, a small city that is often overshadowed by its neighboring city of Skagway (as far as tourism goes), is a port of call in Alaska's Inside Passage. Located along the Lynn Canal, Haines is a historic city that features a nice variety of things to do, from fishing, kayaking and bald eagle watching to shopping, eating and museum visiting. The natural surroundings of this city are breathtaking, a site you surely wouldn't want to miss.

If you don't have a cruise that ports in Haines you can actually access this city via ferry from Skagway. For those that have been to Skagway many times and are looking to do something different, taking the ride to Haines is an excellent option.



Destinations
Haines is featured on some Alaska cruise itineraries.


Cruise Lines Departing Here
Haines is not a cruise departure port.


Currency
The official currency of the United States is the dollar.


Language
The official language is English.


Tourist Attractions
Popular outdoor activities in Haines include rafting (in the Chilkat River), hiking (in the Takshanuk Mountains) and fishing (for salmon and halibut in particular).

The Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve is a "must-visit" if you want to see bald eagles while in Haines. In fact, it's home to the world's largest concentration of bald eagles. It was established in 1982 and covers 49,320 acres of land, mostly along the Chilkat River.

The Sheldon Museum & Cultural Center, located on Main Street in Haines, highlights the history of Haines, including that of the local Tlingit people. This venue is home to a collection of artifacts and memorabilia put together by Steve Sheldon.

A very unique place to visit in Haines is the Hammer Museum, also located on Main Street. You'll find a vast collection of hammers and other tools while there.

Davidson Glacier, a very large glacier, is another popular tourist attraction in Haines. Various boat and kayak excursions are available at this venue.



Port Location
There are two docks for cruise ship use in Haines, one for smaller ships and second (newer one) for large ships. Both docks are within walking distance of downtown Haines.
 
Haines
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Main Street in Downtown Haines
Main Street in Downtown Haines
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Davidson Glacier
Davidson Glacier
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The Hammer Museum
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Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve
Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve



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