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Haines Rafting Company specializes in private and small group excursions by raft and van into the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Trips depart daily May through September from Haines and Skagway Alaska. See Bald Eagles, Glaciers, North America's...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Haines, AK 99827-1455
+1 907-314-0340
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Reviewed March 24, 2015

Andy and his dad were wonderful!! Great, personalized experience... so much better than booking with the cruise line. Highly recommend Haines Rafting Company!

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Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

We took a trip with both our 3yr old and his grandparents who have some mobility issues and it was great! It was wonderful to get it away from the cruise ship and into a bit more "real" Alaska. Saw well over thirty eagles and...More

Thank patrick b
Reviewed September 10, 2018

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...More

Thank tracycaye
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Rafting in Alaska sounded daunting but turned out to be easy and fun. We didn't have to do anything but look for (and see) eagles. We were blessed with pretty good weather and the birds were out to please us. Our guide Preston was in...More

Thank Lora F
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Our family of 5 (83 year old grandma, 2 adults, a 14 year old and 11 year old) all loved our float adventure. It was a great way to explore the Chilkat with beauty everywhere you look. The raft ride itself was pleasant. Passengers are...More

Thank cindyschwarz
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This tour was great. It was really more like a river raft ride than a "float" -- the ride being fun in and of itself and tranquil and the "real thing" rather than the Grizzly Rapids Ride at Disneyland!. We saw tons of eagles and...More

Thank eileenmh39
Reviewed August 20, 2018

It takes a while to get there BUT IS WELL WORTH THE WAIT. VERY SKILLED GUIDES, beautiful views and fast moving water. All persons are instructed how and where to sit, what to do, what NOT to do and you will be INSTRUCTED ON THE...More

Reviewed August 2, 2018

Guides were Great! Very Skilled, Knowledgeable and Friendly. Saw lots of Eagles. Longer trip down the river then other raft companies on the river that day. (Recommend wearing layers as little cooler on river, Rubber Boots provided, bring thick Sock) Smoked Salmon served as snack...More

Thank LeeB43123
Reviewed July 30, 2018

After a half-hour ride from Haines by van, we embarked in rafts on the braided Chilkat River through a preserve of startling beauty and a whole host of animals, including moose lurking in the bushes. However, we were here to see bald eagles and we...More

Thank Marf13669
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Haines River Rafting did a fantastic job outfitting our 12 day trip on the Tatshenshini. The equipment was appropriate and durable, the food was great and plentiful. This is an adventure of a lifetime. If you do not have the skills for class 3 whitewater...More

Thank David B
Reviewed July 19, 2018

If you are interested in a real outdoor adventure this is it. The guides were very knowledgeable and extremely friendly. The river was very peaceful, no one else insight, just eagles. Plenty of beautiful eagles in their natural habitat. All of the guides work very...More

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June 25, 2017|
Response from Rafter2014 | Property representative |
Hi, Andy here from Haines Rafting Company. Mornings are typically better for seeing eagles. They are still feeding at that point and are more likely to be close to the river. Other wildlife is more sporadic but we have... More