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“Excellent Raft Trip”

Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve
Ranked #4 of 43 things to do in Haines
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: One of the best places to view the bald eagle.
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

We were on a Holland America Land and Sea Tour and took the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Raft Tour. The guide was knowledgeable and shared all kinds of local information. We probably were able to see at least 50 Bald Eagles of all ages. Amazing and a must see!! On the bus ride back to Haines the driver stopped so that we could see two bear Cubs and Salmon. This tour exceeded our expectations.

Thank Steve I
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Saw several eagles and a few gulls during our raft adventure on the Chilkat River. Adult and immature eagles at various spots on our float trip. Some feeding on salmon. Had high hopes we might spot other wildlife but did not. As we were first raft in our 4 raft flotilla we got closer to the eagles than maybe the other three did. Given other rafting adventures we had on the trip the price for this one was rather steep IMO.

Thank wegoustay
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

This is a must if you're in the area, the family and I rafted the preserve and it's highly recommended if you're visiting Haines. Lots of great photo opps.

Thank pmik16
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

I was staying in Haines and saw that many excursions were being offered to cruise passengers, so I asked if I could join the float down the Chilkat River to see eagles in the Eagle preserve. When we arrived we were given rubber boots and life jackets and told how to safely enter the boat. Fortunately it was a beautiful day and there were many eagles flying or nesting or just sitting and looking at us as our boat flowed past. Nicole our guide displayed a lot of strength getting us off the gravel when we occasionally got grounded and we all had to bounce to help lift the rubber boat off the gravel. Nicole gave us some interesting information about the life and habits of eagles. Sadly we did not see any other wild life- they must have heard us coming- but I was happy just to see the eagles.
On reaching the end of our trip we were given sandwiches, hot drinks, cookies and oranges and driven back to the Dock at Haines. All the staff were friendly, personable and willing to help in any way they could. Highly recommended

Thank Ann1943
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

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. .

Thank Jeff A
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