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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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One of the best places to view the bald eagle.

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Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve

we actually went down the Chiklat River through the reserve in early August. the river was very shallow and we continually grounded on shale and other river sediment, however... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Geoff W
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we actually went down the Chiklat River through the reserve in early August. the river was very shallow and we continually grounded on shale and other river sediment, however that was all part of the fun, and our river guide was great. We saw quite a few Eagles, both young and older ones and although we didn't see bears, we... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Well organized raft trip down the Chilkat river. Knowledgeable guides, enthusiastic about the wildlife and environment

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Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Again the preserve lived up to its expectations for the people I had with me on my photo workshop this year. The eagles gathered at 21 mile put on a great show and everyone in my group went home with lots of great eagle photos. Can't wait to come back again next year.

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Axbridge
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

A good exhibition of stuffed Canadian/Alaskan wildlife in an interesting setting. The main reason for visiting is the pair of bald eagles which you can see at close quarters and which are fed at certain times. I recommend this preserve in you haven`t been lucky enough to see bald eagles along the Chilkoot river.

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Thank LadyGAxbridge
Southern ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

the guide paddles the raft down the river pointing out wildlife, they give you a light lunch and great homemade cookies.

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

The team of guides were well schooled in all facets of this adventure. We got great information on the environment and communities of Haines and surrounding areas on our bus ride to the river. Once there, we were outfitted (rubber boots/life vests/rain ponchos) and educated on essential rafting safety rules. I was a little chicken at first - even with... More 

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

see flying overhead of the Eagles is not daily, and here the Queens of Heaven are they with their slow and smooth flight

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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

If you want to get away from the cruiseship-crowded Skagway and you've seen the White Pass Railroad, I highly recommend this river float thru the eagle preserve on the Chilkat River above Haines. You take a catamaran from Skagway and then bus to the start. Our informative and friendly tour guide told us a lot about the area and the... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Booked this excursion on the Norwegian Pearl ship for September 2, 2015. This excursion starts from Skagway to Haines on a boat. The scenery along the way is beautiful and the narrator was very good providing lots of information. Coffee and bathrooms are available on the boat. Upon arrival in Haines, we took a bus (reminded me of an old... More 

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Erial, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

My husband & I were on a cruise into Skagway and after reading reviews on TripAdvisor we decided to try this rafting trip through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. I am so glad we did, it was one of the highlights of our trip. We took a short ferry ride from Skagway to Haines and were met by our guide... More 

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