We took an excursion off an Island Princess cruise, fast ferry to Haines and joined up with Ckilkat tours. Short and fun bus ride. We joined 5 raft guides and floated down the river. Saw 20 or more bald eagles and took fantastic pictures. My best picture of two weeks in Alaska was a bald eagle tearing apart a salmon on this trip. The guides were fun. We had a blast. They gave us hot cocoa, great sandwiches and great education about the preserve. If you are ever in Skagway and have time to take the ferry ride and eagle preserv, do it. One recommendation....wear gloves if it is in late August. Brrrrr. .