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Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve

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Address: Miles 8 Thru 31 Haines Highway, Haines, AK
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Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Description: One of the best places to view the bald eagle.

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Verry quiet sleepy town.

We were luck to get into Haines with most tour ships passing the town. The small town was surprised to see 2000 visitors dropping in for the morning.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our guide battled strong currents while navigating our raft 6 miles through a portion of the preserve. He offered an interesting narrative of his experiences living in Haines. He worked hard to give us views of the majestic raptors. There were apparently 49 pairs in the preserve at the time. We went in the afternoon and only saw two birds.... More 

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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We found this place as we were walking around the town of Haines. It is a small sanctuary for injured eagles and hawks. We talked with a trainer briefly and then went inside to see the exhibits and see two bald eagles in a penned area. It was interesting but didn't take long to see. The cost was $10 each... More 

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Wodonga, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We were luck to get into Haines with most tour ships passing the town. The small town was surprised to see 2000 visitors dropping in for the morning.

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We took a trip with Tom & Tom down the river through the bald eagle preserve - what an amazing day we had. Tom the driver was a wealth of information on Alaska and it held dear to him. Tom Lang was our guide and boy are you in for a treat with him. He is a professional mentor and... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We had seen a few Eagles on our shore excursions but none as close as we got on this trip. With Marley as our guide we floated (sometimes bumped) through the preserve for a couple of hours. We got within 20 or 30 feet of the Eagles but they were totally disinterested in us. Marley was very knowledgable and passionate... More 

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San Marcos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Wow! If you get a chance to float down the river through this bald eagle reserve, do it! Some people travel through Alaska without seeing a bald eagle; that's not the case if you visit this preserve. Our guides were professional and knowledgable. We even saw a bald eagle nest. Eagles were majestically perched along the river as we glided... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

While visiting Haines, I went on the float trip through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve with Andy of Haines Rafting Company. He was recommended by locals. Andy has a lot of experience and was very knowledgeable about the area, the eagles and the animals. He was a lot of fun to spend the afternoon with, and he knows where the... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is taken in the Chilkat River Valley just outside my hometown of Haines, Alaska. After touring the globe, this stretch of highway remains the most majestic of any I have visited. There is an up-welling of warm water in Nov. that brings the eagles in huge numbers to the valley.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

We went on a float trip along chilcat River in Haines Alaska throug eagle preserve. Steve was our guide. There were 6 groups of people who all came off our ship. Great day.!! They gave us boots and life preserves for safety sake the trip was perfectly safe! Saw many Eagles and huge nests. It was fun floating in a... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We "floated" the Chilkat as part of our Tauck travel group. They booked us through Chilkat Guides and they were fabulous. The preserve does have its share of Bald Eagles and the braided river changes daily and provides a few small rapids that make it much more than a "float." Those guides worked hard and knew what they were doing!... More 

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Address: Miles 8 Thru 31 Haines Highway, Haines, AK
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Haines

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