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Half-Day Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Rafting Float Tour - Haines Departure

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  • Half-day Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve rafting tour, from Haines
  • See the bird life that flourishes in the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve
  • Hear from your guide about the region's history and wildlife
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Half-Day Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Rafting Float Tour - Haines Departure
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Half-Day Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Rafting Float Tour - Haines Departure
US$132.00
Overview
Experience the wildlife of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve on a half-day tour from Haines that features a 1.5-hour float trip aboard a sturdy raft. The preserve is known to have the world's largest concentration of bald eagles, and other native animals such as moose, otters, and bears. Learn about Alaska's pristine wilderness from your guide, and stop for lunch at a scenic spot before returning to Haines. Your tour includes lunch, guide, raft tour, and port pickup and drop-off.
What to Expect

Meet your expert guide and enjoy a riverside drive along the Haines Highway. The drive is incredibly scenic: glacier-clad mountains thrust to the sky, colorful wildflowers line the road, green riverside channels provide habitat for moose, bear and trumpeter swans. The highway was declared a National Scenic Byway in 2009.

Arrive at the river in the heart of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, approximately 45 minutes away.  Don your life jackets, listen to your guide’s safety talk, board the raft and leave the road and civilization behind. You are immersed in the Alaskan wilderness, floating the silent river channels.

This is a scenic float trip (no whitewater) through the home of the largest bald eagle congregation in the world. Thousands of bald eagles travel here to feed on salmon in the fall and winter. In the summer months, a healthy resident population of bald eagles lives along the river. Your expert guide will push the raft along, explaining the intricate balance of nature that makes this a unique and special place.  You do not have to paddle; your hands are free for your camera and binoculars. Keep an eye out for other wildlife besides bald eagles: moose, otters, brown and black bears, and even wolves, call this Preserve their home.

You will spend approximately one and one half hours floating the river. After rafting, your guide will select a scenic spot to enjoy a picnic lunch on your way back to Haines.

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Reviewed 6 days ago
Eagle Preserve and Rafting

The eagles were plentiful and our guide Liam was informative and fun. We traveled in a large group of rafts - 7. Too big of a group in my experience, the group got separated and we waited for group to catch up. Lunch was grab...More

Thank kred701
Reviewed 1 week ago
Gorgeous Scenery

We loved everything about our trip - our driver, our river guide, the trip. Such a beautiful way to spend the day. To be clear this rafting trip is a float trip; the guide does all the rowing so don't let that scare you away...More

Thank lilperks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great float

The guide was super and we had a wonderful float seeing eagls, pristine river life and scenery. I highly recommend them.

Thank Rocky B
joeordonez, Owner at Rainbow Glacier Adventures LLC, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your kind comments. The Eagle Float trip is one of our most popular excursions and one of the reasons is our high quality guides.

Reviewed 13 July 2018
The Highlight of our trip to Alaska! Thank you Nate and Dave.

Our trip with Rainbow Glacier Adventures was absolutely incredible! On June 12, 2018, our family took the ferry from Skagway to Haines for a raft trip on the Chilkat River. We were met at the dock by Dave, who drove us to the drop off...More

Thank jgnog29
joeordonez, Owner at Rainbow Glacier Adventures LLC, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write this review. I can tell that the experience touched you deeply, and that gives me great satisfaction. This what we are after as a company; we want to give each of our guests a chance to truly connect...More

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Great company and guides

I have to give Windstar Cruises credit for using Rainbow Glacier Adventures instead of whatever large-group company the other cruise line in town used. Byrne, our driver was informative and funny. Robert was the guide for our group and took us expertly down the river....More

Thank broddin
joeordonez, Owner at Rainbow Glacier Adventures LLC, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for mentioning that Windstar chose Rainbow Glacier Adventures for your rafting experience. Many of the small cruise lines are reaching to us because we share similar values. We do not offer large-group rafting tours, we believe in keeping our tours small and intimate. Byrne...More

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