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Haines Bald Eagle Preserve Excursion Reviews

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The Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve has more than 4,000 eagles congregate primarily between the months of October and February; visit in the winter and you'll be in for a treat.

Jplum

1 review

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.


Provider: Holland America Line

keepitup

2 reviews

Guides are local, enthusiastic and made you feel relaxed. Journey very peaceful and enjoyable. Not sure why cameras and binoculars are recommended as it's hard to use them with the raft moving around: better just to watch the wildlife.


Provider: Holland America Line

Tommi Lee

1 review

Great time. Loved the scenery, the jet boats, eagles, moose, and a great guide! Would recommend this tour.


Provider: Holland America Line

Miss Clooney

1 review

Haines, AK, a very small town. We had a privately arranged tour with Chilkat Guides to see the Eagle Preserve. A highly recommended float/boat trip on the Chilkat River.

Provider: Independent Operator

coloradoute70

1 review

At Haines, we went on a Bald Eagle river float. This is the only tour we took that was not Holland American. It starts at Porcupine Creek...yes the same local where the Discover Channel TV program "Alaskan Gold Rush". We did see many eagles on the Chilkat River, but you don't get all that close to them. Our guide was a real treat as he paddled our rubber raft while telling us about all the things were were seeing. His name is Delbert,,,,if you go on this tour, you will want him. Think of Gabby Hayes who graduated from the Air Force Academy, flew F4's, got an MBA at Stanford University, was a consultant for Arthur Anderson, and left it all to be a river guide on the colorado river in the Grand Canyon, then spend the last several years in Alaska. I enjoyed this trip, but I wish I could have been in two places at the same time. Others went salmon fishing and had a blast. This tour is run by Chilkat Tours Ltd, and is called the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Float. Each raft holds a guide and max of 6 passengers which worked out well for us as we were three couples. Do a google search and you will find this tour. We got back in plenty of time to make our boarding deadline. This tour included a lunch.

Provider: Independent Operator

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