If you like Eagles, this is the place to be. Best trip ever!!!! Eagles abound, and there are not a lot of people. Preserve is about 30km out of town and the drive out everyday was breathtaking.
I'd sure love to come back here at the right time of year to see the 3,500 or so bald eagles that congregate every year. We were a month too early but it's a great drive along the river valley and we did see several eagles.
We booked the 6-hour Haines Eagle Preserve River Adventure with the Hess family through Holland America. Our goal was to leave the beaten path of most excursions and get out to the wilderness. This experience couldn't have made us happier. We were met at the cruise dock by the excursion company and taken to the nearby dock for the Fast... More
The funny thing is we have now been to the preserve twice (once several years ago) and each time only saw one bald eagle. Both times we saw lots more on the Chilkoot River (different river then Chilkat). Still worth going to see to read the history of the place and a nice stopping point on your way up the... More
Wow! This was absolutely one of the best excursions we have been on. We saw a brown bear,Trumpeter swans, and many bald eagles. Even if we had not seen a single animal the trip would have been worth it. The wilderness is that breathtaking.The tour guide really knew her stuff and made the tour very enjoyable. The boats arefun but... More
We went for the festival a few years ago, beautiful snowy days, hundreds of eagles.... an amazing experience. Check out the photos on their facebook site... beautiful
The Chilkat river brought us back to SE Alaska. This time we rafted with a local company Alaska Cross Country Guiding and Rafting. We rafted down the Chilkat River - putting in at Porcupine Creek near one of the sites featured on Discovery Channel's Gold Rush. We saw many many bald eagles up close and personal. Our guide was very... More
Beautiful Haines Alaska did not disappoint, once again... Clear blue sky, flocks of eagles and lots of fish... At minus 6 little colder than I would have liked, but so worth it... Recommend it to everyone.... This one is off my bucket list....
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