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Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve

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One of the best places to view the bald eagle.
Miles 8 Thru 31 Haines Highway, Haines, AK
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There are HUGE concentrations of Bald Eagles along this stretch of road in the fall. The river is low and the salmon are spawning, which makes for easy fishing for the eagles. A photographers dream. Eagles can be see during the summer months but nothing...More

Thank Ron747
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a great time on our Eagle Preserve Float Trip! Scott Ramsey is knowledgeable and funny. Rustin was a great bus driver despite the construction! Preston was our guide, he was confident and skilled. His knowledge about Seward was very interesting! The lunch sandwiches...More

Thank Colleen C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our trip was organised by our cruise line and I must say it was a fun morning out. Not only was the guide Tom very entertaining, the whole experience was just right. We had lots of exercise bouncing the raft off the silt gravel when...More

Thank Caroline W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best things we've done in a long time. It was chilly, but if you bundle up, you'll be fine. The scenery alone is jaw-dropping, and then add in seeing bald eagles in the wild. Priceless! The guides are all knowledgeable and funny...More

Thank Mary Lynn M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I took this rafting excursion while our cruise ship was docked at Skagway, and though the trek to the eagle preserve was lengthy, we would definitely do it again. First there's a bus ride to the ferry dock, then a 45 minute...More

Thank dneumann
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took this excursion from Princess Cruises. You take a 40 min ferry to Haines and then a bus ride. The people are nice and informative. They deck you out for the raft and you jump in and sit and look. That is it so...More

Thank Plummo78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the excursion from Princess cruise when it stopped by at Skagway. The 45 ferry ride took us through steep fjords and mountains with snow that refuses to melt in the summer sun, from Skagway to Haines. That was followed by a 30 min bus...More

1  Thank Esther537
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I still loved sitting by the Chilkat River, 18 miles out of Haines - in the sunshine and watching the river roll. It was a serene and beautiful setting. There are story boards of the annual eagle "council" that takes place there.

1  Thank Penotia S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth the time to get there on our Princess cruise excursion out of Skagway- 45 minute ferry and 1/2 hour bus ride. The wide expanse of the easy flowing river with it's surrounding mountains was breathtaking. And this was done in early June when the...More

Thank Louann P
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

Have done a few rafts and found this to be both the most expensive and the most disappointing so far. The travel time quadruples the raft time and a lot of waiting time made this a 6.5 hour excursion for approx. 45 mins of rafting....More

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July 17, 2018|
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Response from Louann P | Reviewed this property |
I am not aware of any hard bottom boat tours offered on this tour. Our rafts were 18ft long and almost new. You sit on the side of the raft as the tour guide paddles. There is no white water. It was a very comfortable ride... More
September 17, 2016|
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Response from YukonStef | Reviewed this property |
There will be some eagles in the area in July but the massive gathering of 4000+ is in late fall. Seeing the eagles from the water on a boat makes some sense but I have seen large numbers of eagles from pullouts along the... More