Haines Bald Eagle Preserve Excursion Reviews

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.
You can easily walk from the ship to the ABEF in about ten minutes.
You can easily walk from the ship to the ABEF in about ten minutes. The entrance is only $15 for adults. I think the official excursion charged around $35, but that did include transport (good if you have mobility issues). The other ... Read More
You can easily walk from the ship to the ABEF in about ten minutes. The entrance is only $15 for adults. I think the official excursion charged around $35, but that did include transport (good if you have mobility issues). The other advantage of doing it independently is that we were able to spend as much time as we liked there without having to rush off to the next thing. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
First room very informative.
First room very informative. Bald eagles ..were 2 and all they were doing was squawking. Finally one flew a bit once. A bit disappointing
First room very informative. Bald eagles ..were 2 and all they were doing was squawking. Finally one flew a bit once. A bit disappointing Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Really had to strain to see ANY wildlife.
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.
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. Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
We really enjoyed this trip.
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 ... Read More
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. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This 6 mile raft trip down a bald eagle preserve was a highlight of our trip.
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 ... Read More
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. Read Less
Sail Date June 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Guides are local, enthusiastic and made you feel relaxed.
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.
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. Read Less
Sail Date August 2013
Shore Excursion Provider:
Great time.
Great time. Loved the scenery, the jet boats, eagles, moose, and a great guide! Would recommend this tour.
Great time. Loved the scenery, the jet boats, eagles, moose, and a great guide! Would recommend this tour. Read Less
Sail Date June 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Haines, AK, a very small town.
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.
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. Read Less
Sail Date September 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
At Haines, we went on a Bald Eagle river float.
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 ... Read More
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. Read Less
Sail Date September 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line