SCENIC FLIGHT AND AIRBOAT ADVENTURE
AT CHILKAT BALD EAGLE PRESERVE
$188 Per Person
The leader fell in love with Alaska as a kid out of high school. He first made a living as a timber faller and part time recreation guide. He then started guiding big game hunts for brown bear, black bear and mt. goat during the off season. In 1978 he established the first recreation guiding company in Haines which has evolved into this multi-faceted tour which exposes you to so many different parts and experiences in a whirlwind of time.
From the start, you will
know this is a special trip. You will meet your representative right at
the Haines cruise pier and transfer to the airport, where you will board
a fixed wing Cessna or Piper Cub. Your one hour flight-seeing tour will
take you over a multitude of incredible glaciers as you make your way
along the northern escarpment of Glacier Bay National Park to the Tsirku
Valley. Three famous spots, Broken Heart Ridge, Takhin Glacier and
DeBlondeau Glacier will be pointed out before you land back at the
A van will shuttle you to and from the raft staging areas near the Haines Highway.
Your guides will provide a short orientation of the valley as well as river safety so you feel comfortable with what's ahead. You will get rubber boots, lifejackets, and more attire as the weather deems necessary before you board your airboat. This trip is about an hour in length. As you head downriver, the section of the river that you will travel will become braided and you will get to experience some swift water (not white water, though). It will not be long before your craft passes by the sheer rock walls, the ribbons of waterfalls, and an increase in vegetation is apparent.
The highway parallels the Chilkat and Klehini Rivers and the heart of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, known for the largest gathering of eagles in the world. During the fall and winter months, there are sometimes up to 3500 eagles hanging out here, with the mountains in the background.
You will be taken into Haines where we will return you to the cruise pier.
Scenic glacier flight, exciting airboat ride through the heart of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve...with so much to see and do, you can work up an appetite! Juice and snacks are provided.