Haines Chilkat Bald Eagle River Float


Drive the incredibly scenic Haines Highway, declared a National Scenic Byway in 2009 lined with glacier-clad mountains, colorful wildflowers, and green riverside channels provide habitat for moose, bear and trumpeter swans.

Arrive at the river in the heart of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, approximately 45 minutes away to meet your professional guide and listen to a safety briefing before boarding your raft.

No need to paddle!Just relax in the beauty and silence of this scenic float trip (no white water). You will float through the home of the largest bald eagle congregation in the world. 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 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 on your way back to Haines and/or back to your ship in Skagway.


Other Information

Trip Activities: Scenic drive, scenic river float, nature and wildlife viewing, light lunch

Duration: 4 hour from Haines, 6.5 hours from Skagway including transportation. About 1.5 hours on the water.

Tour Operator Provides: Professional guide, required permits, transportation from/to hotel, all necessary rafting equipment, light lunch (turkey sandwich, fruit, bottled water) vegetarian and gluten free options available.

You Bring: Dress in layers, sunscreen and sunglasses

Special Notes

Call or email to check pricing and request reservation: # RGA-2