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4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2018
We took the free shuttle and roamed around town. We found talking to the local people was the best excursion possible.
We took the free shuttle and roamed around town. We found talking to the local people was the best excursion possible. Read Less
14 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2018
Holland America visits Haines in lieu of Skagway every other week. There are numerous museums, shops, and places of interest. You will be told that the bus pickups are every 15 minutes. Don't depend on it as the drivers don't ... Read More
Holland America visits Haines in lieu of Skagway every other week. There are numerous museums, shops, and places of interest. You will be told that the bus pickups are every 15 minutes. Don't depend on it as the drivers don't seem to care for schedules as they chat with riders at the expense of those waiting along the route. This is a laid back town so don't be in a hurry. We waited for 45 minutes and gave up, walking back to the ship. It was a rare hot day so we didn't venture back into town after lunch. Did have a sample at the local craft brewery, but the imperial stout surprisingly had no "nose" and the taste was unusually understated. It was probably the last of their supply as this type of craft beer is usually a winter offering. That said, they did themselves and their guests a disservice by pouring it. Next time, we'll take a shuttle to Skagway if Haines is on the docket. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
A very small, but cute, town. In fact, they informed us that there were more people on the ship than in the town! This led to some poor ship-city communication; the ferry took off at 10:45 with four passengers and we de-boarded at 10:50. ... Read More
A very small, but cute, town. In fact, they informed us that there were more people on the ship than in the town! This led to some poor ship-city communication; the ferry took off at 10:45 with four passengers and we de-boarded at 10:50. It's too bad they didn't want to wait as we would have given them so much business! We chose to rent bikes and that was the way to go; it allowed us to see all that Haines has to offer in an efficient way. We bought the 3 museum pass, enjoyed some lunch, and biked to a stunning hiking trail that led down to the water. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
We bought the museum package for $20. It included the Raptie Center, the Hammer Museum and another one that I can remember the name of. All three were interesting. Loved the stuffed animal exhibit and talk at he Raptor center
We bought the museum package for $20. It included the Raptie Center, the Hammer Museum and another one that I can remember the name of. All three were interesting. Loved the stuffed animal exhibit and talk at he Raptor center Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
I love small town Haines. Friendly greeting, free shuttle bus into town from the Port. Walked past Fort Seward 1 mile to Mud Bay. Car rentals are an option also. Don't miss the Brewery..half a block from the shuttle stop. 5 ounce ... Read More
I love small town Haines. Friendly greeting, free shuttle bus into town from the Port. Walked past Fort Seward 1 mile to Mud Bay. Car rentals are an option also. Don't miss the Brewery..half a block from the shuttle stop. 5 ounce tasters are $2-$3. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2018
Didn’t care for Haines. We took ferry to Skagway. More happening in Skagway. Ferry ride was great narrated by great knowledgeable team. And Red onion was worth visit. Tour was great as was food.
Didn’t care for Haines. We took ferry to Skagway. More happening in Skagway. Ferry ride was great narrated by great knowledgeable team. And Red onion was worth visit. Tour was great as was food. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2017
We rented a car here and drove to the 2 parks then to Kroshel Films for their tour. It was a very enjoyable day all around.
We rented a car here and drove to the 2 parks then to Kroshel Films for their tour. It was a very enjoyable day all around. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2017
We walked through town and loved the "Rusty Compass" coffee shop and bakery, with wifi.
We walked through town and loved the "Rusty Compass" coffee shop and bakery, with wifi. Read Less
21 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2017
Haines is a lovely little town. And the only one the Captain spoke highly of. We disembarked to walk about and pick up a few munchies.
Haines is a lovely little town. And the only one the Captain spoke highly of. We disembarked to walk about and pick up a few munchies. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2017
Wonderful "little town" we had a wonderful tour of the town and old "Fort Seward".
Wonderful "little town" we had a wonderful tour of the town and old "Fort Seward". Read Less
13 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2017
We rented a car through Avis (outback) and did a road trip to Haines Junction, Yukon, Canada. We stopped at the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, Mile Roadhouse for cookies and sandwiches, and the Million Dollar falls campground. We also went ... Read More
We rented a car through Avis (outback) and did a road trip to Haines Junction, Yukon, Canada. We stopped at the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, Mile Roadhouse for cookies and sandwiches, and the Million Dollar falls campground. We also went to Chilkoot State Park, which had a beautiful lake and a salmon ladder (it's a good place to see bears although we were not so lucky). The views from the road trip were some of the most spectacular of our entire trip! Check out the Milepost if you are interested in doing a similar road trip: http://www.themilepost.com/highways/haines-highway/ Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2017
Very little to do here. Tours were very ordinary so we didn't take any did a local work. We saw a bald eagle nesting tenslding young. Transfers to Skagway were very expensive
Very little to do here. Tours were very ordinary so we didn't take any did a local work. We saw a bald eagle nesting tenslding young. Transfers to Skagway were very expensive Read Less
12 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2017
We liked this town and it was good weather. Took the free shuttle around the town. Stopped at their lovely library to use the internet. Tried to take a hike a little bit up from the port but as there were just the two of us, gave it ... Read More
We liked this town and it was good weather. Took the free shuttle around the town. Stopped at their lovely library to use the internet. Tried to take a hike a little bit up from the port but as there were just the two of us, gave it away fairly soon as evidence of bears and the hike in of 1.7 miles didn't have anyone else visible so turned around. Would have done it had there been others around and sure the viewpoint would have been good. One kind lady driving by before we got to the trailhead, offered us a ride there which was very thoughtful but we wanted to walk. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2017
This is a beautiful place--Alaska as you would picture it. We had gorgeous weather. We walked out to the fair grounds where they keep the set of "White Fang". Not worth the walk. The brewery has great beer (cheap!)..Try the ... Read More
This is a beautiful place--Alaska as you would picture it. We had gorgeous weather. We walked out to the fair grounds where they keep the set of "White Fang". Not worth the walk. The brewery has great beer (cheap!)..Try the Spruce Tip, awesome!! Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2017
Docked at Ft Seward. Easy walk into town or shuttles available. As you exit the ship, turn right and follow the sidewalk on Front Street along the water into town . There is limited shopping. There are two markets if you want snacks. The ... Read More
Docked at Ft Seward. Easy walk into town or shuttles available. As you exit the ship, turn right and follow the sidewalk on Front Street along the water into town . There is limited shopping. There are two markets if you want snacks. The Haines Brewery was busy all day. Their Spruce Tip ale was superb. Also the Haines distillery was in Ft. Seward if you need a last minute drink before returning to the boat. Ft. Seward is a nice self-guided tour of about 30-60 minutes with some small shops. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2017
A very rainy day, but we 4 adults rented a car from a local hotel company. It was not a new car but one of those Subaru Foresters with less legroom in the back seat than an airplane seat; but we managed. Drove along the two roads that go ... Read More
A very rainy day, but we 4 adults rented a car from a local hotel company. It was not a new car but one of those Subaru Foresters with less legroom in the back seat than an airplane seat; but we managed. Drove along the two roads that go out along rivers/lakes and saw some eagles. It was a nice drive, Read Less

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