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Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve

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“chilkat river”(29 reviews)
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One of the best places to view the bald eagle.
Miles 8 Thru 31 Haines Highway, Haines, AK
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I booked this tour thru Michelle Theall from Wild Departures and she was very good with information etc before the trip in person she was excellent. I had 5 days in the Chilkat Eagle preserve and also time to attend the Eagle festival at the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gmandsbr
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are bald eagles year around, but there are usually many during November through December'ish. The weather can be a bit cold, but if you like to see and watch bald eagles, mid November is the absolute best time. You will be rewarded with many...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jim W
Reviewed 11 November 2018

This was an amazing sight with hundreds of eagles within several miles. If you enjoy nature, this is a must see.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Phyllis C
Reviewed 25 October 2018

The call it the valley of the eagles for good reason LOTS of eagles. But also brown bears, black bears and other local wildlife. Also awesome mountains in the background and a beautiful river.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bobdydoright
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

I hadn’t imagined the reserve to be as good as it was. There were amazing views of the river and mountains, and the star of attraction of Bald Eagles. I wasn’t prepared for seeing quite as many, there must have been over 100 and they...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

WE went on a jet boat through this preserve. As I noted in that review we did not see much. I believe as others have posted the timing is critical. We did see a few eagles , a moose's butt and some swans but I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Liveforetravel
Reviewed 26 September 2018

This is a very small museum/preserve (basically 3 rooms with a very small outdoor area). To call it an eagle preserve is really stretching it. Inside there are 2 large rooms of taxidermy birds and a fairly large array of animals. Displays are done quite...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sonworshipper
Reviewed 25 September 2018

We had an organized float through the preserve, purchased through our cruise line, HAL. Such beauty and peacefulness! We thoroughly enjoyed it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kaj20
Reviewed 21 September 2018

This was an amazing area to visit. We floated down the river a very peaceful and leisurely pace and along the way saw eagle after eagle - adults, juveniles and paired couples. Amazing to see them sitting on the shoals in the river and in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jer b
Reviewed 19 September 2018

what can I saw - Wow!!! We went rafting through the preserve. It is beautiful nature and has so many bald eagles. I even made a picture of a diving bald eagle my screen background.

Date of experience: August 2018
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17 December 2018|
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Response from FoodWineTravel2015 | Reviewed this property |
Hi to you too We loved the raft trip on the Chilkat River in late August 2018…and saw probably more than a dozen eagles. Got pretty close-up photos of two of them. But, it is a raft trip and so it may be somewhat strenuous... More
17 July 2018|
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Response from Louann P | Reviewed this property |
I am not aware of any hard bottom boat tours offered on this tour. Our rafts were 18ft long and almost new. You sit on the side of the raft as the tour guide paddles. There is no white water. It was a very comfortable ride... More
Ken D
17 September 2016|
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