Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Rafting - Skagway Departure

6 hr, 30 min

E-Ticket

Day Trip

Group Tour

The trip begins with a 45-minute catamaran ride along the steep-walled fjords, which connect Skagway to Haines. Upon arrival in Haines, you will  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.

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The trip begins with a 45-minute catamaran ride along the steep-walled fjords, which connect Skagway to Haines. Upon arrival in Haines, you will  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.

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 bear, 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 and/or back to your ship in Skagway.
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Important Details

Included
  • Local guide
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Port pickup
Not Included
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Departs from Skagway, AK
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age 7 years
  • Maximum weight 250 lbs.
  • A minimum of 2 people is required to open the tour
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name. Hotel guests, please provide name of hotel for pick-up.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Customer Reviews

5
/5
Based on 3 reviews

Reviewed: July 15, 2019

Debbie R

Nice float in a beautiful valley and overall a very smooth experience. I was not aware that there was so much travel time involved just to get to the activity as I might not have booked this. But getting to see Haines was nice. My main critique is that our river guide dave took his raft down the river sideways 95% of the time which meant that my back was down river most of the time. So I had a terrible view and had a hard time viewing what he was talking about most of the time. The entire staff was nice and professional.


Reviewed: July 30, 2017

JOANNE F

Though the experience was really a float tour, our guide was amazing. We loved the beauty and the abundance of wildlife and local tales. A great trip but note you are not paddling- just relaxing... very nice.


Reviewed: July 18, 2017

Lane D

This was a wonderful trip. The boat ride to and from Haines from Skagway was beautiful and informative. Byrne did a great job of checking us in and driving us to and from the river. Ashley was amazing as our raft guide, giving us plenty of information about the nature. We saw many mature eagles, some babies and multiple nests. The views were spectacular even though the day was overcast. We loved having a boat for just the four of us! The tours booked through the ship had from twelve to sixteen on each boat. This was a far more personal experience!!!