Haines Bald Eagle Preserve Excursion Reviews

Haines Bald Eagle Preserve cruise excursion
Overall Rating
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.
Member Image captainarby
1 review
Jun 2015
Really had to strain to see ANY wildlife. Eagles were too far away to be appreciated. Lunch was weird. Seemed more interested in seeking their t-shirts.
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Provider: Oceania Cruises
Member Image BBNY
1 review
May 2015
We really enjoyed this trip. We saw moose and eagle and the guide was local and loved the land and it really came through in the tour. She took us to a special lake area of the river and we just sat and enjoyed nature "the way it was". They had plenty of gear to keep you warm and I was warm -- but needed their jackets, earwarmers and blanket! Awesome morning on the river.
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Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Member Image Jplum
1 review
Not Rated
Jun 2014

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.

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Provider: Holland America Line
Member Image keepitup
3 reviews
Aug 2013

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.

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Member Image Tommi Lee
1 review
Jun 2013

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

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Provider: Holland America Line
Member Image Miss Clooney
1 review
Sep 2012
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.
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Provider: Chilkat Guides
Member Image coloradoute70
1 review
Sep 2012
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.
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Provider: Chilkat Tours Ltd

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