This 6 mile raft trip down a bald eagle preserve was a highlight of our trip. Bryce, our guide, was very well informed and passionate about the wildlife, habitat and people of the Haines area. He was a very experienced rafting guide and taught us so much about everything that we saw. We probably saw 30-50 bald eagles. I highly recommend this trip if you are in the area.
Very informative and worthwhile 1-2 hours. Enjoyed the visitors center and video. The glacier was majestic - see it while you can as it is receding significantly each year. The short hike down to the waterfall was good, but dress warmly as it is 15-20 degrees cooler near the glacier.
We saw several small pods of whales , about 100 yards from out boat, and some sea lions on this 2 hour tour. The young crew was very enthusiastic and gave an informative narration. I would recommend this tour, but might look for a company that offers smaller boats, as we saw a couple of small boats that were able to get in closer to the whales.