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“eagle preserve”(26 reviews)
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...more
Haines, AK 99827
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

Several years back my wife and I were on cruise that stopped in Haines for a day. We took an Eagle Preserve Float trip with Chilkat Guides and loved every minute of it. The views were spectacular, the guide was great, there were more eagles...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

We recently did the Chilkoot Trail hike and River Float with Emily D. as our guide and we highly recommend it. Emily was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, engaging, great at answering questions, and made the trip lots of fun! We felt very safe with her leading...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

Our family of 4 booked this Eagle Preserve Float through NCL. After taking a ferry from Skagway to Haines; we met our bus driver (Ashley) and guide (Jess). We took a short ride to mike 19 where we began our float. The tour company providing...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

We booked through Shore Excursions. Our guide/driver Becca drove us in a minivan up to Carcross, Yukon. The drive was scenic with lots of mountains, lakes, and waterfalls. We saw 5 bears near the road on our way back. She stopped whenever we wanted for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank William S
Reviewed June 10, 2018

We travelled to Haines via a ferry ⛴ from Skagway and were met by a local guide and bus 🚌 driver Rochelle we were entertained by her local knowledge and fabulous stories which made the time from Haines to the depot go quickly. Great personality...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2017

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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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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

Date of experience: September 2017
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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

Date of experience: August 2017
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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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank William H
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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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