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Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve: Tours & Tickets

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One of the best places to view the bald eagle.
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Miles 8 Thru 31 Haines Highway, Haines, AK
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took this excursion off of our NCL cruise ship. We took the same excursion in Sept 2018 and it was a nice sunny day. The views surrounding the river were stunning and and we saw many eagles. I got several nice shots of the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank susant180315
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This could have been a 5 star had the staff not been so grumpy. The live Bald Eagles here are the best close-ups you can get. There are other raptors here also, like owls and hawks. The bear display is the best I have ever...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a raft trip down the Chilkat River in the Bald Eagle Preserve. The trip was set up through our cruise ship, so I am not sure which company we were with, but it was fantastic. We saw over 30 eagles that morning. Our...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Marilyn T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful way to experience all that nature has to offer! From the relaxing float ride down the river, to seeing eagles perched high in the trees, all in our party had an amazing time. I would highly recommend this adventure!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mike B
Reviewed 10 September 2019

Three of us participated in the river float, lunch, and eagle sightings. I have been to Alaska four times and this was the highlight of my latest trip. The staff was very professional, enjoyable, and most informative. We would do this again if ever given...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Win_Hanson
Reviewed 7 September 2019

Whilst we were disappointed to have very few wildlife sightings, the rafting tour was very relaxing and enjoyable.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank BlueplanetAlive
Reviewed 5 September 2019

We saw eagles elsewhere, but not in the preserve area along the highway. But, we didn't expect to see them there since July is not the time of year for that. We can only imagine what it looks like when they are everywhere. Still, you...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank darwinmoore
Reviewed 2 September 2019 via mobile

We had been there a few years ago and probably saw 100 eagles. Last week maybe dozen. Wildlife doesn’t always commit to being on the tour but the guides did well. Cody was our guide and you could tell he loved being there and made...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank STLDeb2014
Reviewed 28 August 2019

Saw none. But i am guessing June isn't the month for that. Very pretty area. I am sure when the salmon are running the eagles are out.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Mrs-Dash59
Reviewed 21 August 2019

We did a rafting tour. Was top. Very smooth over the Chilkat river, and we saw a lot of bald eagles. Weather was beautiful, so etwas a top day.

Date of experience: August 2019
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surfinbel
17 December 2018|
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Response from Liveforetravel | Reviewed this property |
As other have said it is a nice ride but you won’t see many eagles. We had a much better time doing an excursion through a 3rd party. We were in Skagway 2 days and took the ferry to Haines both days. Once to do this trip and... More
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LSWestport
18 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
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