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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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This was a terrific excursion. Short bus ride to the put in, where you’re strapped into knee high boots and life preservers and given a good safety talk before boarding the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Louisville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

This was a terrific excursion. Short bus ride to the put in, where you’re strapped into knee high boots and life preservers and given a good safety talk before boarding the rafts. There were only five passengers in ours, though others were more crowded. We immediately started seeing eagles, getting quite close to one, up in a tree, toward the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great day out, guides very knowledgeable with plenty to see. The weather was warm and sunny. Food and drink at the end of the trip was welcome. Thank you.

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Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We floated the Chilkat River that flows thru the preserve. Only saw a few juvenile birds and several nests but we were not there during peak season.

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Lake Mary, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is a preserve with pullouts for picure taking. Unfortunately we were not there when the eagles congregate, but it still is very picturesque. Lovely places for picnics.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

After reading a number of reviews, we selected this trip for our port visit to Skagway and we were not disappointed. The tour begins with a ride on the fast ferry to the quaint little village of Haines. We were greeted at the dock by Sheryl, an employee of Rainbow Glacier Adventures and our bus driver. Sheryl was fabulous, she... More 

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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you love photography, dress for a mild winter climate and head for Haines. Bring your zoom lens and you will see hundreds of bald eagles at nearly river view just a few miles up river from the town. Be prepared for an unbelievable adventure. Bring many memory cards for your digital camera!

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High Island, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We have taken the Eagle Preserve river float trip twice (2014 & 2015) and it was a great experience both times. The "Fast Ferry" from Skagway to Haines is a fun trip, very senic. Then after arriving in Haines we took a bus ride out to the Eagle Preserve and got in the 8 person rafts with a guide. We... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Become part of nature. We got off the cruise ship and spent 2 hours in Haines, primarily on a raft riding down the Chilkat river. Silently gliding down the river while our guide expertly paddled us over the shallow waters, we passed more than 50 adult and juvenile eagles, including a mating pair no more than 20 feet from us.... More 

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Folsom, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We were on a Princess cruise and took a shore excursion here during our stop in Skagway. The boat ride to and from Haines was very scenic and the raft trip through the Eagle Preserve was lovely as well. We were blessed with exceptionally nice weather, which added to our enjoyment. The river is very wide and shallow. Our raft... More 

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Baldwin City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Every thing about our excursion to this preserve was enjoyable. Our tour leader and bus driver that picked us up from the ferry were knowledgeable and enjoyable. Getting a group of nearly 40 into their boots and life jackets went smoothly, as did getting everyone in the rafts. This maximized time on the river, which was fascinating. Our guide provided... More 

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