Eagle Preserve Float Trip in Haines
Raft through the heart of the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve in Haines. See bald eagles in their natural habitat from the comfort of an 8-person inflatable raft. Watch eagles catching salmon and caring for young eagles in the numerous nests that line the riverbanks. Enjoy a hearty snack of locally caught smoked salmon at the end of the tour. Local pickup and all river gear is included.
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Get up-close to native wildlife
- Ideal choice for families
- Led by a local guide
- Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
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.
- Reservations are REQUIRED for all bookings
- Book Your Package On-Line and Receive Your Confirmation
- Departure point: Any location within the Haines Townsite
- Duration: 4 hours (Approx.)
- Departure Time: 9:00 AM
- Return Details: Returns to original departure point
- Local guide
- Rafting equipment
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Pickup and drop-off
- Entry/Admission - Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve
What To Bring
- Confirmation Voucher (printed or mobile)
- Any required or suggested items listed on your confirmation email.
- A Smile!
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Not wheelchair accessible
- At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- Vegetarian option is available; please advise at time of booking if required
- Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
Average 4.89 out of 5 stars based on 9 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor.
The young man and lady picked us up on the dock with a van towing the boat and right on time. They aparently take turns as the oarsman in the zodiak type boat. The ride down the river was a beautiful experience and we saw several bald eagles, derspite being early for the huge gathering of our national bird in the sanctuary. We recomend warm and preferably water proof coat and pants as there is splashing from the river. Everyone was provided with rubber boots before entering the boat.
This small tour operator is very aware of the time one needs to be back at the ship and there was no concern we would miss the boat
We recomend this as an excellent alternative to the tour organized by Holland America which was sold out long before the cruise
Had a wonderful time floating down the river watching eagles and leaning about Haines from our guide.
Fantastic day. Saw more eagles than we could count, a moose and a brown bear.
We loved this trip. Lizi and Andy promptly picked us up at the pier and transported us to the river. They gave us boots so we wouldn't mess up our shoes and we all got into the raft. It was wonderful floating down the rivers. Very peaceful. Andy is a great guide as he is well versed on the wildlife and plants in the area. Beautiful scenery too. We saw quite a few eagles.
We ended the trip by going ashore and meeting back up with Lizi who had set up chairs and a table filled with wonderful snacks and drinks.
Float trip was amazingly fantastic!!! We saw lots of wildlife. Andy did a great job steering the raft. It was the trip of a lifetime. VERY memorable!
Amazing tour.. Great guide..very knowledgeable. Liked the fact that it was a family business. Took that extra step to make you feel comfortable.
Great trip. Guide was very knowledgeable and very friendly and answered all our questions.
Saw over 25 eagles.
At end of trip,they had great snacks. Would definetly recommend this trip.
I can't rate this highly enough. It exceeded our expectations in every way. Pick up was prompt and transportation to the launch site was comfortable. Our guide was interesting and informative. All of the necessary gear was provided as well as a dry bag for my camera equipment. We saw in excess of 30 eagles and learned a great deal about their life cycle and habitat. Our trip finished with a welcoming table set with cheese, humus, salmon and drinks. We couldn't have asked for a better tour.
Great Experience. Picked up right on time at the end of the pier by LIzzie -- Awesome guide -- Drove about 30 minutes to point to put in raft -- issued rubber boots -- concise safety explanation -- Off we went on our 2 hour river trip -- water was rushing in some places, but very shallow -- We only saw one Eagle -- no other wildlife until we left our raft and realized we scared a moose and her baby who jumped into the river to escape our arrival. Thought we would see much more wildlife -- only disappointment - Otherwise fun and entertaining day -- Ended with a delightful snack and drink... Perfect touch!!!
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