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Your float trip begins in the picturesque town of Haines, Alaska. Your personal guide will meet you at the location of your choice and accompany you for the 45-minute drive to the raft launch. After being outfitted with river boots and life jackets, you'll begin your guided float trip through the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, home to the densest concentration of bald eagles on the planet.

Enjoy 1.5 hours of gentle floating along the water, with opportunities to stop and photograph wildlife. Sit back and relax as your guide rows the raft and shares the natural and cultural history of the area. Treat yourself to a tasty snack of locally caught smoked salmon and hot drinks before the 20-minute return trip to Haines.
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Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve
This half-day float tour takes you into the heart of the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, home to the world’s densest concentration of bald eagles. Aboard an 8-person inflatable raft, watch eagles swoop down to catch salmon and nurture their young in the nests lining the riverbanks. Learn about the natural history of your surroundings, and finish this pleasant outing with a snack of locally caught salmon and warm beverages. Hotel transport from Haines is included on this family-friendly tour.
  • 4-hour float tour in the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve
  • Sit back and relax aboard an 8-person inflatable raft
  • Watch bald eagles in their natural habitat
  • Enjoy a delicious snack of Alaskan salmon and hot drinks
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon departure time
  • Round-trip hotel transport from Haines included
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Beautiful Float Trip

Guides were Great! Very Skilled, Knowledgeable and Friendly. Saw lots of Eagles. Longer trip down the river then other raft companies on the river that day. (Recommend wearing layers as little cooler on river, Rubber Boots provided, bring thick Sock) Smoked Salmon served as snack...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
So many eagles waiting patiently for dinner to swim past

After a half-hour ride from Haines by van, we embarked in rafts on the braided Chilkat River through a preserve of startling beauty and a whole host of animals, including moose lurking in the bushes. However, we were here to see bald eagles and we...More

Thank Marf13669
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Away from the Crowds

If you are interested in a real outdoor adventure this is it. The guides were very knowledgeable and extremely friendly. The river was very peaceful, no one else insight, just eagles. Plenty of beautiful eagles in their natural habitat. All of the guides work very...More

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Incredible experience

My family and I recently went on the float trip down the Chilkat river. Our guide, Andy, not only knew the river like the back of his hand, he was also a fabulous historian and I left the trip with a deeper sense of the...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2018
Amazing early season float trip

My wife and I book a half day float trip in Haines. We are the only two people that day on the raft which can take four persons (They also have raft that can take eight people), and get an excellent trip with Andy, the...More

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