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Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve

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Address: Miles 8 Thru 31 Haines Highway, Haines, AK
Phone Number: 9073140340
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One of the best places to view the bald eagle.

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$129.00*
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Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Rafting - Haines Departure
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Jet Boat Adventure and Haines Highlights - Haines Departure
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Jet Boat Adventure and Haines Highlights - Skagway Departure

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Great Natural History

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Oh my goodness...this was a last minute add-on with the cruise ship we were on. Fantastic from start to finish! We lost count of the number of Eagles we saw! Safety was paramount...which i appreciate! Ended the trip with hot chocolate, sandwiches, etc...greatly appreciated!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our two visits to Haines have been before the eagles usually show up in force in November, but we still saw quite a few. Today, in late September we easily saw about 30. The last time we came in late October and saw about twice that number. Both times we drove along the Chilkoot River for about 25 miles. The... More 

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Merrick, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fun and interesting excursion. The 4 of us, all adults had a fantastic time floating down the gently flowing Chilkat River. We were hoping to see some Eagles, and we were not disappointed, there were so many of them it is hard to describe. Our raft guide was very well versed, very genuine, and excellent at what... More 

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Woodridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter was a little hesitant about being on a raft but this was the perfect first experience for her. It did help that it was sunny the day we did our float trip. Although it took 45 minutes per ferry to get to Haines, this was a great trip. We didn't see a lot of eagles but the float... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a gathering place for eagles, against a naturalistic backdrop that os perfect for wildlife photographers. Well worth a trip here.

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Palmetto, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great time rafting on the Chilkat with our family. Not a lot of eagles,but we saw them. Beautiful! Our guide was the only lady guide in our group. She was the best. We got our trip out of Skagway,AK while in port with the Island Princess. 35-40 min jet boat trip to Haines, then a short trip to put the... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I parked at several of the lookouts on the preserve, and walked along the river path, but there were no eagles there. I visited once at 11AM and again at 3PM. The same day I went to Chilkoot Lake nearby and there were many eagles. Eagles will go wherever the salmon are. Even if you name your park "Eagle Preserve".... More 

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Hutchinson, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this excursion while the Crown Princess was docked in Skagway. August was an excellent time to go. We took a 15-minute bus from the ship to a ferry; ferry ride (On a catamaran) was about 45 minutes; then another bus ride for about 35 minutes to the river where we got on the float. The actual approximately 7-8... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful float on Kilkat River via cruise excursion. Our guide Jimmy was outstanding in all respects - knowledgeable, informative, skillful maneuvering our raft, enthusiastic, clearly passionate about his role as our guide! Shared his interesting adventures beyond the float trip. Saw lots of eagles (perched and flying), eagle nests, and learned a great deal about Eagles, salmon, glacial impact on... More 

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