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Eagle Preserve Wildlife Rafting Trips in Haines

Rafting
4 Guests

About This Rafting Experience

RAFTING TRIPS IN THE MILD RIVERS WILD SCENERY

We are a locally owned and operated guiding service in Haines, Alaska. Company founder and lead guide Andy Hedden has been guiding, training and managing rafting operations in Southeast Alaska since 1994. His passion for the river and a desire to create a premier guiding service was the inspiration for the rafting company.

Our mission is to provide a top tier outdoor experience for savvy travelers. We achieve this by offering small, personalized trips with expert guides through some of the wildest country on Earth.

✔ EAGLE PRESERVE RAFT TRIP

Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Raft Trip
We float through the heart of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Our rafts are non-motorized and are ideal for bird watching and wildlife viewing. The guides do all of the rowing allowing you to relax and watch for wildlife such as bald eagles, moose, bears, wolves and wild alaskan salmon.

This is not a whitewater trip. Cameras and binoculars are welcome.

The 48,000 acre Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve was created in 1982 to protect bald eagles and their critical habitat. These river lowlands provide wild salmon and nesting trees to one of the largest concentrations of bald eagles on earth. The Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Raft Trip offers the best opportunity to see eagles up close and in their natural habitat.

Trip Cost
• $119 per adult
• $79 per child age 6 to 12

Price includes river boots, rain gear, lifejackets, and a hearty snack of locally caught smoked salmon and hot drinks.

✔ EAGLE PRESERVE RAFT TRIP & GLACIER FLIGHTSEEING

Haines Fly and Raft
The Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve is flanked by Glacier Bay National Park to the west and the Coast Mountains to the east. To the north lies the Tatshenshini – Alsek Provincial Park and the largest contiguous protected area in the world. These epic mountain ranges and their glacial valleys provide a scenic backdrop like no other.

This trip combines a half hour scenic flight from Haines with our Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Raft Trip. Fly in an Alaskan bush plane over these ancient rivers of ice with their jagged cravasses and emerald pools as they descend into the same river valley you raft through. With an hour and a half of river time this casual pace allows ample time to enjoy a gentle float through the preserve with stops to photograph eagles.

This is not a whitewater trip. Previous rafting experience is not required.

Trip Cost
• $279 per adult
• $229 per child age 6 to 12

Prices include river boots, rain gear, lifejackets, and a hearty snack of smoked salmon and hot drinks.

✔ ULTIMATE SKAGWAY

Skagway Fly, Raft & Cruise
This morning or afternoon combo tour is truly the Ultimate Skagway experience. Your trip begins with a bush plane flight from the Skagway airport for 30 minutes of glacier flight seeing in route to Haines Alaska. The flight takes you past thundering waterfalls, vertical rock cliffs and sapphire glaciers. On the ground in Haines your river guide will meet you and accompany you into the heart of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve on the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Raft Trip.

Top the trip off watching for whales and sea lions on a scenic cruise back to Skagway onboard a high-speed catamaran.

Morning Trip Departs Skagway Airport at 8:30am and Returns Skagway Fast Ferry dock at 1:45pm

Afternoon Trip Departs Skagway Airport at 1:30pm and Returns to Skagway Fast Ferry Dock at 6:45pm

Trip Cost
• $379 per adult
• $259 per child age 6 to 12

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Details

  • Type: Rafting
  • Capacity: 4 People
  • Rental Minimum: 1
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 5 Days Prior

Specs

  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Paddles/oars

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Meet Andy Hedden

Andy Hedden

From Dhaka

Member Since Jan 2016

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