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Eagle Preserve Float Trip in Haines provided by Haines Rafting Company

Eagle Preserve Float Trip in Haines

Eagle Preserve Float Trip in Haines
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R 2 617,07
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About
Simply put this is the best possible way to see bald eagles in their natural habitat. Rafting through the heart of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve in Haines Alaska is a must see attraction and you won't want to miss the jaw dropping scenery, delightful guides and genuine Alaskan wildlife. Watch eagles catching salmon and caring for young eagles in the numerous nests that line the riverbanks. Look for bears, moose, and a host of other wildlife that call the preserve home. Relax or take pictures as your private guide navigates the narrow channels of the Preserve's glacial fed rivers. Enjoy a hearty snack of locally caught smoked salmon at the end of the tour. Local pickup and all river gear is included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
  • You will be picked up by your guide for a short (30 minutes) van ride to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Once at the launch site you will don life jackets and rubber boots and listen to a safety briefing before climbing into your raft. For the next few hours you will drift swiftly along watching the numerous eagles that come to the river to fish. Bears and moose as well as a host of other birdlife also call the Preserve home and a keen eye will find an infinite number of sights to behold. The guide does all of the rowing so you can enjoy the scenery and wildlife. Cameras and binoculars are welcome but remember the rule of the river - the more expensive your equipment, the faster it sinks. You will finish the trip with a riverside picnic before heading back to town with your guide.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • You will be picked up by your guide for a short (30 minutes) van ride to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Once at the launch site you will don life jackets and rubber boots and listen to a safety briefing before climbing into your raft. For the next few hours you will drift swiftly along watching the numerous eagles that come to the river to fish. Bears and moose as well as a host of other birdlife also call the Preserve home and a keen eye will find an infinite number of sights to behold. The guide does all of the rowing so you can enjoy the scenery and wildlife. Cameras and binoculars are welcome but remember the rule of the river - the more expensive your equipment, the faster it sinks. You will finish the trip with a riverside picnic before heading back to town with your guide.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7405P1
Call +27 21 426 8204
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Rafting equipment
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Snacks
  • Pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Airports:
  • Haines Municipal Airport, 728 Main St, Haines, AK 99827
  • Ports:
  • Port Chilkoot Dock - Cruise Ship Dock, Haines, AK 99827, USA
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Rafting equipment
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Snacks
  • Pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Airports:
  • Haines Municipal Airport, 728 Main St, Haines, AK 99827
  • Ports:
  • Port Chilkoot Dock - Cruise Ship Dock, Haines, AK 99827, USA
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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679deboraha
Oviedo, FL12 contributions
Awesome experience!
From first contact to final good bye this was an awesome experience! Just sit back and enjoy the indescribable beauty of the area while your guide does all the work! Highly recommend as a real Alaska adventure!!!!
Written 3 August 2021
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Chase H.
Bentonville, AR5 contributions
Haines Rafting Co is a must
Aug 2020 • Friends
Haines Rafting Company was an outstanding experience. Andy (our guide) was knowledgeable, friendly, and experienced in all aspects of the trip. They worked with us when our schedule suddenly changed due to weather and put us in top notch wildlife viewing on the river. Great for the group looking for a more personal experience. I highly recommend Andy and his crew.
Written 14 August 2020
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Jenn M
4 contributions
Great experience
Sep 2019 • Couples
Was a great way to see bald eagles. Saw about 25 eagles. We didn’t get wet at all, the water was fairly calm. Our rafting guide Carol was awesome. It was a great time and I highly recommend it!
Written 6 September 2019
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paulplj04
San Jose, CA3 contributions
Best way to see eagles
Sep 2019 • Couples
A wonderful way to experience the Alaska wilderness. Floating down a river, enjoying the majestic mountains and getting to see bald eagles everywhere. Our guide, Carol who was from Wisconsin, was excellent. She navigated the river like a pro all while answering our questions and telling stories.
Written 6 September 2019
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Jeanine B
Dallas, TX30 contributions
Eagles Galore ! Fabulous all girl guide crew !
Very scenic and educational float. Great adventure and we were lucky enough to have an ALL GIRL crew leading the way! Thanks Carol, Bri, Emily & the rest of the crew for a fun adventure.
Written 13 August 2019
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Rick W
2 contributions
Bald Eagles and Rafting
Jul 2019 • Family
If you want to see bald eagles this is the place to go. We had a group of 10 ranging in age from 7 to 63 and all the participants in this group had a great time with the easy going rafting through the delta in the Chilkat Valley. This rafting company's employees are extremely knowledgeable. They not only knew a lot about the eagles but also the land and other wildlife. We had Andy, Sam and Becky. This company's trip covered more area then the big rafting companies. I would highly recommend Haines Rafting Company.
Written 30 July 2019
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Pamela
4 contributions
Excellent way to view eagles
Jul 2019 • Family
Six of us spent a wonderful afternoon on the river and saw dozens of eagles. Our guide was Sam and he was awesome, great personality and knowledge of the rivers. Becky was our driver and was very pleasant and informative. We were all novices when it came to rafting but we felt safe and comfortable. This is a much better choice for a personal experience than the bigger companies that we saw around town. Highly recommend for a unique experience.
Written 18 July 2019
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ZaraMarque
Brisbane, Australia74 contributions
Soak up the stunning scenery
May 2019 • Friends
Your guide does all the work! Just follow his or her safety instructions and sit back and enjoy. This was a relaxing way to spend the afternoon.

We started at the Haines Rafting company shop and then were driven to our launch location by Becky and Sam. Sam was our guide and adept raft rower. Becky dropped us off and met us later. Sam gave us life jackets and a safety briefing and then we hopped on board. There were only 3 of us plus Sam in the tour group, which made it very comfortable. The tour lasted about 4 hours.

Sam was extremely knowledgeable and great company. He made it look easy as he navigated the river to find the best path and shared his experiences and knowledge of the flora, fauna and local history.

Relax, soak up the beautiful scenery and take your happy snaps. Also recommend taking your binoculars for better views of bald eagles and other birds, or animals that you might glimpse on shore.

At the end of the tour we met Becky by the riverside who'd set up hot drinks and yummy snacks. The perfect way to end a delightful afternoon before we were driven back to the rafting company shop.
Written 6 June 2019
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Keith K
Luton, UK38 contributions
A wonderful experience.
May 2019 • Couples
Booked onto the Eagle River float from our Holland America cruise ship. Weren't sure what to expect, but we need not have worried. This was a well organised, well-staffed trip. The beautiful, sunny day probably helped a lot! After a pleasant ferry ride down the fjord, we boarded the bus with one of the most entertaining hosts we have had so far. Boarded the dinghy and floated down the river for 90 minutes - after the hustle and bustle of the cruise ship, the peace and tranquillity of the float raft were lovely. Saw lots of eagles and learnt about the ecology of the area. Worth every penny!!
Written 5 June 2019
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tracycaye
Coppell, TX19 contributions
Beautiful and fun
Aug 2018 • Couples
Great, peaceful float down the river with LOTS of eagle sightings and such pretty scenery. The guides were great, knowledgeable, and worked super hard. Pick up from the dock was easy. Really got us out in the "wild" and we saw scenery and had an experience we wouldn't have been able to on our own,
Written 10 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Tatshenshini Outfitting
Speaking from years of experience, Haines Rafting is the best river outfitter I've ever worked with. Andy supported
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Tatshenshini outfitting
Used Haines Rafting to outfit our Tatshenshini trip. From the first email to the last handshake, they have been no
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Stranded in Haines
Our cruise was scheduled to stop in Skagway, however, a tanker spilling jet full caused use to dock in Haines Alask
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Great time
We were a group of 6 ( 3 adults and 3 children). They managed to put us in one raft, the guide included the childre
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BRIAN D
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RAFTING EXHILARATION
Chose this event due to the beauty of the area AND the proximity of eagles in the wild. Our guide was experienced,
patrick b
patrick b
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Fantastic day on the river
We took a trip with both our 3yr old and his grandparents who have some mobility issues and it was great! It was w
David B
David B
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Tatshenshini/Alsek River
Haines River Rafting did a fantastic job outfitting our 12 day trip on the Tatshenshini. The equipment was appropri
Patricia D
Patricia D
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Great fun on the river
We took this trip with Lizzie as our guide. There were 6 of us altogether. She was great fun and even had to get ou
Danielle M
Danielle M
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Fantastic!! - Eagle Preserve Float
If Tripadvisor allowed a higher rating than five, I would give Haines Rafting Company a 10+. Even though the weath
Alisen D
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Tatshenshini - Alsek River Adventure
This is pretty simple - if you're going on a river anywhere near Haines, Alaska, then book with Haines Rafting Comp
ashaeronn
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Fabulous!!
The scenery was breathtaking. We saw lots of eagles and two bears (from a safe distance). Our guides, Sam and And
drmlmom
drmlmom
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Float Trip
We had fabulous weather and Scott Ramsey was our guide. So many good things about the whole Adventure, highly recom
emilyeaco
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Eagle Preserve Float Trip
Fantastic- our guide, Pat, was both knowledgeable and generally seemed like a neat guy to be around. The trip itsel
Noel M
Noel M
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Worth the effort
A totally relaxing way to explore the Chilkat river in safe experienced hands. The morning was spent viewing eagles
Peter P
Peter P
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Lovely trip in nature
We had a tremendous time on our rafting trip with Andy and Sam. The weather was great (one of the few sunny days o
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