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Private Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Rafting In Haines

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Become a bald eagle expert with this exclusive rafting tour at the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve in beautiful Haines.

Here's your chance to see a bald eagle in person! These majestic animals have brown plumage with white heads and tails, and are both the national bird and the national animal of the United States of America.

Your tour starts as you meet up with your guide for a drive along the Haines Highway, declared a National Scenic Byway in 2009. You will marvel as you pass by glacier-clad mountains, colorful wildflowers, and green rivers dotted with bear, moose, and other animals.

Arrive at the famous Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve where you will board a raft for a memorable ride down the Chilkat River. Along the way your expert guide will provide fascinating facts and exciting stories of the area's natural history and life in the Alaskan wilderness. While here you will learn how to spot beautiful bald eagles and appreciate their struggle for survival.

Alaska has the largest eagles, weighing in between 9 to 15 pounds with an impressive wingspan of 6 to 8 feet. If you are lucky, you will be treated to a stunning performance of an eagle swooping down into the lake to catch its prey. Be sure to bring your camera as your hands will be free to take plenty of pictures thanks to your guide pushing the raft along.

During the tour you will enjoy a delicious lunch consisting of turkey sandwiches, fruit, cookies and bottled water which will be available during your 6.5 hour journey. Vegan and vegetarian options are available (an avocado and cheese or a hummus, onion and spinach sandwich) and every option can be made gluten-free. Conclude your tour with a scenic ride back to Haines and your port. This 4 hour private tour is a must-do for animal lovers and those who love nature. Book now.

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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memorie ...
from $262.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Scenic, Water
Tour Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
Custom pick-up is provided from hotels (must be within a 3-mile radius of downtown Haines) or the ship pier. Please enter your desired pick-up location above.
Food/Beverage Provided
A turkey sandwich on organic whole wheat bread, fruit, and a freshly baked cookie are included. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are available with advance notice.
Special Instructions
Dress in layers and wear comfortable walking shoes. Tour operates in all weather conditions. Please bring a reusable water bottle as water refills will be provided periodically throughout the tour.
Max weight per passenger is 250 lbs. Guests must be able to climb in and out of transportation with assistance. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.