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Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve

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Address: Miles 8 Thru 31 Haines Highway, Haines, AK
Phone Number: 9073140340

One of the best places to view the bald eagle.

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A relaxing trip into the wilderness.

OK you are never that far from the highway, but floating down this river with frequent close encounters with Bald Eagles is a fantastic way to spend a few hours. Guides were great... read more

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

OK you are never that far from the highway, but floating down this river with frequent close encounters with Bald Eagles is a fantastic way to spend a few hours. Guides were great even got a bonus scenic tour of Haines. "Did I tell you the distillery makes great gin"

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We saw 40 plus eagles in one time. Fishing, watching, nesting. A beauty and a wonder to behold. Highly recommend taking a rafting trip (Haines rafting company!)

Thank krmNOLA
Vernon, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Breathtaking scenery, smooth float on 2 rivers, lots of eagles, great guide and driver. Absolutely loved it!

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Charleston, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There are eagles everywhere, especially when the salmon are running. When you visit Haines, a visit to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve is a must. In August and September there are more eagles here than anywhere. It is beautiful! It's not unusual to see several in a tree or soaring the skies. We actually saw some getting fish on the... More 

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New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing history in regards to how created by glacier, evolution of river bed, why the eagles come back every year, etc. Even during summer plenty of bald eagles for viewing and sockeye salmon run.

Thank Craig R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this amazing area! Incedible beauty and history. Peaceful and strong. I recommend getting on the river. Loved going during the bald eagle concentration in November several years ago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must see - nature at its best. Never saw so many eagles in their own environment. We were fortunate to see the start of a fish run and watched hundreds of eagles fishing from the river and multiple birds lining up in surrounding trees. The Haines visitors center pointed us in the right direction. I don't know where else you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great staff! Marley met us in Haines, talked about the area as we drove to where we would put in. Got us into our boots and life jackets. Sandwiches, lemonade, cookies and water were served prior to boarding our boats! That was a surprise but really welcome. At the end of the rafting expedition we had hot chocolate,... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide Noah did a Great job! He did all the work. We just had to relax and look for eagles. We saw spotted over 30 eagles and am sure there were many more we didn't spot. 1 1/2 hours on the river. The weather was beautiful during our visit. I would highly recommend this trip in Haines Alaska.

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Newport, Kentucky
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this experience as an excursion on our cruise stop in Skagway. The description is very misleading, It doesn't clearly state that your will be leaving Skagway and heading into another city (Haines). It also describes the ferry ride as though that is the excursion, when in fact it is just the way you get to your actual excursion.... More 

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