Private Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Rafting in Haines
Here's your chance to see a bald eagle in person! These majestic animals have brown plumage with white heads and tails, and are both the national bird and the national animal of the United States of America.
Your tour starts as you meet up with your guide for a drive along the Haines Highway, declared a National Scenic Byway in 2009. You will marvel as you pass by glacier-clad mountains, colorful wildflowers, and green rivers dotted with bear, moose, and other animals.
Arrive at the famous Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve where you will board a raft for a memorable ride down the Chilkat River. Along the way your expert guide will provide fascinating facts and exciting stories of the area's natural history and life in the Alaskan wilderness. While here you will learn how to spot beautiful bald eagles and appreciate their struggle for survival.
Alaska has the largest eagles, weighing in between 9 to 15 pounds with an impressive wingspan of 6 to 8 feet. If you are lucky, you will be treated to a stunning performance of an eagle swooping down into the lake to catch its prey. Be sure to bring your camera as your hands will be free to take plenty of pictures thanks to your guide pushing the raft along.
During the tour you will enjoy a delicious lunch consisting of turkey sandwiches, fruit, cookies and bottled water which will be available during your 6.5 hour journey. Vegan and vegetarian options are available (an avocado and cheese or a hummus, onion and spinach sandwich) and every option can be made gluten-free. Conclude your tour with a scenic ride back to Haines and your port. This 4 hour private tour is a must-do for animal lovers and those who love nature. Book now.