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Haines Tour: Rafting Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve
Haines Shore Excursion


This 4 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Meeting at the Port in Haines
  • Private Licensed Naturalist-Guide
  • Private Round Trip Transportation
  • Private Rafting Trip thru Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve
  • Picnic-style Lunch
Please see: special notes at the end of the tour description.

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2 People - $786 Per Person (Private Tour)
3 People - $524 Per Person (Private Tour)
4 People - $392 Per Person (Private Tour)
5 People - $392 Per Person (Private Tour)
6 People - $352 Per Person (Private Tour)
7 People - $336 Per Person (Private Tour)
8 People - $343 Per Person (Private Tour)
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Haines Shore Excursion

The highlight of this Haines shore trip is rafting the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. This is a scenic float trip (no whitewater) through the home of the largest bald eagle congregation in the world.

After meeting your wilderness guide you set out on 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.

When you reach the river in the heart of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, you don your life jackets, listen to your guideā€™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. Thousands of bald eagles travel here to feed on salmon in the fall and winter. 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 1.5 hours floating the river. After rafting, your guide will select a scenic spot to enjoy a picnic lunch.

After lunch you enjoy a scenic drive back to your cruise ship in Haines.

Dates of Operation
: May 2 - September 27
Walking: Moderate
Mobility: Folding wheelchairs OK (advance notice required)
Recommended Clothing: Comfortable walking shoes, layered clothing, rain jacket
Weather: This tour operates in all weather conditions

Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote for your upcoming Haines shore excursion.
Shore Trip Timing is approximate based on your interests & traffic
  • Meet Local Guide: 15 Minutes
  • Scenic Tour Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve: 40 Minutes
  • Safety talk / gear distribution: 15 Minutes
  • Rafting through Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve: 1.5 Hours
  • Lunch: 30 Minutes
  • Scenic drive returning to cruise ship in Haines: 50 Minutes