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Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve

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One of the best places to view the bald eagle.
Miles 8 Thru 31 Haines Highway, Haines, AK
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I hadn’t imagined the reserve to be as good as it was. There were amazing views of the river and mountains, and the star of attraction of Bald Eagles. I wasn’t prepared for seeing quite as many, there must have been over 100 and they...More

Thank Joshua C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WE went on a jet boat through this preserve. As I noted in that review we did not see much. I believe as others have posted the timing is critical. We did see a few eagles , a moose's butt and some swans but I...More

Thank Liveforetravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very small museum/preserve (basically 3 rooms with a very small outdoor area). To call it an eagle preserve is really stretching it. Inside there are 2 large rooms of taxidermy birds and a fairly large array of animals. Displays are done quite...More

Thank Sonworshipper
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an organized float through the preserve, purchased through our cruise line, HAL. Such beauty and peacefulness! We thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank kaj20
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an amazing area to visit. We floated down the river a very peaceful and leisurely pace and along the way saw eagle after eagle - adults, juveniles and paired couples. Amazing to see them sitting on the shoals in the river and in...More

Thank jer b
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

what can I saw - Wow!!! We went rafting through the preserve. It is beautiful nature and has so many bald eagles. I even made a picture of a diving bald eagle my screen background.

Thank lanamom
Reviewed September 15, 2018

Our experience at Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve was one of the highlights of our spectacular trip to Alaska! We booked the river raft tour via our cruise ship, Regent Mariner…and enjoyed everything about it…from the majestic eagles to the stunning scenery to the excitement of...More

Thank FoodWineTravel2015
Reviewed August 31, 2018

There are at least 40 eagles who live here year round and thousands come in November to mate. We were worried about being able to spot them outside of November but we saw at least 20-30 on our rafting trip.

Thank cindyschwarz
Reviewed August 28, 2018

The jet boat takes upstream into the reserve through shallow waters and over sand banks. Anyone can do this. Waterproofs were provided mainly to keep the cold off. We went early in the year when temperatures were low (and before the salmon runs). We saw...More

Thank garysW5816FA
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

This was a great excursion! Our guides were amazing and full of information! We seen an abundant amount of bald eagles and had a great time bouncing the raft over the shallow areas, rescuing an oar from a previous trip and getting a chance to...More

Thank Tammy K
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July 17, 2018|
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Response from Louann P | Reviewed this property |
I am not aware of any hard bottom boat tours offered on this tour. Our rafts were 18ft long and almost new. You sit on the side of the raft as the tour guide paddles. There is no white water. It was a very comfortable ride... More
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Response from YukonStef | Reviewed this property |
There will be some eagles in the area in July but the massive gathering of 4000+ is in late fall. Seeing the eagles from the water on a boat makes some sense but I have seen large numbers of eagles from pullouts along the... More