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Chilkat Guides, Ltd.

Haines, AK 99827
+1 907-766-2491
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Great Guide

Matt McDonald was our guide and he truly made our hike and raft excursion interesting & fun, so a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Trail hike and raft ride

Our guide was Alex Schram. He was attentive and very knowledgeable with a good sense of humour... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2017
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Float peacefully through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve!! The Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Float/Rafting adventure will take you into the heart of the Famous Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, home to the largest congregation of Bald Eagles in the world! Float silently on our 18ft long, 8 passenger, ore-framed rafts, as your guide navigates you through the braided rivers of the Preserve. You will be surrounded by breath taking views of the Chilkat Mountain Range, as you watch for bald eagles, moose, bear and wolves that come to the river to feed on the spawning Salmon. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the banks of the Chilkat River after your float. There is NO WHITE WATER on this adventure.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Matt McDonald was our guide and he truly made our hike and raft excursion interesting & fun, so a big thank you to him. Would recommend this trip - lovely to be in the forest followed by a leisurely trip down the river.

Thank IFP11
Reviewed October 1, 2017

Our guide was Alex Schram. He was attentive and very knowledgeable with a good sense of humour. We first had a short bus ride to the trail head, then hiked part of the Chilkat trail (very scenic) with Alex pointing out different types of mushrooms...More

Thank Alaskafudge
Reviewed September 16, 2017

I trust this is the right company. From the pier where our cruise ship docked we walked down to a double hull ferry for maybe a 40 minute ride to Haines, boarded a bus and traveled thru Haines up river for maybe 20 minutes. Traded...More

Thank wegoustay
Reviewed September 14, 2017

I floated through the Bald Eagle Preserve with Scott as guide and the 10-day trip down the Tatshenshini with Alisa and Pat. We saw bears and eagles, a lynx, glaciers (as many as six from one location) and icebergs close enough to touch. I've been...More

Thank williamhS4270EY
Reviewed September 10, 2017

This was a really fun way to get out and see the Alaska wilderness up close! I booked this excursion through the cruise ship, leaving the port of Skagway on 9/2/17. Our group included 8 guests and our excellent guide, Alex Schram. Alex was very...More

Thank Joyce S
Reviewed September 5, 2017

We spent about an hour hiking uphill. If you're unsteady on your feet, this isn't the hike for you. But if you love getting out in nature, it's a terrific experience. The glacial melt feeding the streams gave the water a lovely green-gray hue. On...More

Thank Peggy R
Reviewed September 5, 2017

Our guide for the day was Robert Seiboid, and he was outstanding for the trip. He was from Georgia, and like us, it gave us some common things to talk about. One thing you realize is that he really likes his job and has spent...More

Thank CaribbeanSoul
Reviewed August 27, 2017

Robert Seiboid was our guide on Friday afternoon, 18 August. He was very knowledgeable of the various plants, trees, mushrooms, and berries located within this section of the trail and rain forest. Of course, he also included the history and background of the trail with...More

Reviewed August 26, 2017

We loved this excursion! Our guide Robert was very knowledgeable about all of the plants, trees, and animals along our beautiful hike through the forest. We saw many varieties of mushrooms that were cool. We needed the provided walking sticks, they were a must for...More

Thank Heather H
Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

It was terrific. Faith and Dave were wonderful and the Lake is surreal. Like being in Jurassic Park.

Thank Kathleen P
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August 18, 2015|
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Response from Dena D | Reviewed this property |
I also have back problems, so I was a little worried too. But the ride was so peaceful and calm, and I had no problems at all. I highly recommend that you experience this wonderful excursion.
April 4, 2015|
Response from Mike S | Property representative |
The Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Float presents an excellent opportunity to view Alaskan Wildlife. The Chilkat Valley is a year-round home for up to 400 eagles, with over 80 nests identified in the Eagle Preserve. King salmon... More