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Haines - Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Float

Float on a river raft through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve while enjoying spectacular scenery and watching for wildlife.

  • See historic Haines and Fort Seward
  • Experience Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve with the largest gathering of bald eagles in the world
  • Ride in sturdy, comfortable inflatable rafts
  • Enjoy incredible scenery and wildlife spotting at a relaxed pace
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Easy

  • Duration

    4 hrs

  • Min. passengers

    6

  • Booking code

    A-HNS1

  • From

    131 €

  • Notices

    Guests should dress in layers for warmth and inclement weather.

Departing the pier, you board a motor coach for a relaxing 50-minute drive up the Haines Highway, a National Scenic Byway, to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.

You'll see historic Haines and Fort William H. Seward on this narrated drive. Watch for moose and swans in the marshlands as you head up the Chilkat River Valley.

Experienced guides await you at the preserve to start your rafting adventure (no whitewater). You'll float silently down the river aboard 5-metre long inflatable rafts - the best way to observe eagles feeding on the plentiful salmon.  Bears and wolves are also frequent guests at the feast.

The preserve is not only rich in wildlife, it is also a place of incredible beauty, with towering mountains, hanging glaciers and lush forests.

After the float, you'll enjoy a picnic, before boarding the bus and returning to the pier in Haines.

Practical Information:

  • Language: English
  • Included: Rubber boots, personal floatation device (PFD), rain ponchos
    and picnic-style lunch
  • Walking information: Minimal walking included.    
  • Wheelchair accessible: No