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Address: Miles 8 Thru 31 Haines Highway, Haines, AK
Phone Number: +1 907-314-0340
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One of the best places to view the bald eagle.

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$119.00*
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Eagle Festival

Eagle festival has lectures, trips to viewing area, dinner, auction, and special events. Definitely worth the trip.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Reno, Nevada
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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Eagle festival has lectures, trips to viewing area, dinner, auction, and special events. Definitely worth the trip.

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La Fayette, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to see the eagles and to see the rehabbed eagles released. There were lots of eagles this year and we really enjoyed seeing them.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

The preserve is basically a large conservation area along the river by the Haines Highway. The eagles congregate here by the thousands in fall an early winter (perhaps longer). We had poor weather throughout our visit but still got to see 100s of eagles. Photos were somewhat limited by the poor lighting and rain and the distance to the eagles,... More 

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Aldie, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

This was a great raft ride. I mistakenly believed that we would have seats in the raft but there is a rope which goes around the raft that you can hold onto as you sit on the outer edge of the raft. We saw 103 bald eagles on this ride and one eagle nest. The meal afterwards was just a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

We love to see eagles and were delighted to see several. Our favorite was the eagle that was doing some fishing and caught a salmon. We also saw some nests. The visit to Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve was very nice.

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Although we were there during the time bald eagles are usually there, we didn't see them at the preserve. We saw them around Haines in other locations, though. This was still a beautiful drive, with many places to pull out and take short interpretive walks, picnic, etc. The river is beautiful as it braids its way down the valley, and... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

There are many stops and pull overs to view the river, mountains and surroundings. we saw bald eagles, beautiful scenery and even mountain goats on the surrounding mountains. Everything is free, no permits or parking fees. Great for the liesurly drive.

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Chantilly, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

We missed the ferry to Skagway during our cruise and I was gutted. The way things worked out however it really was the best thing that could have happened. We decided to join the excursion that called in at the Klukwan preserve and then rafter through the bald eagle reserve. The Klukwan preserve was great and we caught up on... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

We took this as an excursion on a recent Alaskan cruise. The guides were young, fun and so very knowledgeable about the preserve. From the different kinds of salmon, spotting eagles for us and tales of bear and moose encounters made for a great day....relaxing and informative.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Small but informative. Lecture by the naturalist was the highlight. Good information about the local animals. Salmon, moose, bears, wolverines, marmots, etc.

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