SCENIC FLIGHT AND RAFT 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.
Finally he established the first recreation guiding company in Haines and arranged 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 special. 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. The view over the multitude of glaciers
is incredible as you make your way along the northern escarpment of
Glacier Bay National Park to the Tsirku Valley before landing at the
A van will shuttle you to and from the airboat staging areas near the Haines Highway.
The preserve encompasses 48,000 acres of some of Alaska's most spectacular scenery and it is dedicated to preserving the habitat of the largest concentration of bald eagles in the world. During the fall and early winter months, an average number of 3,500 eagles congregate in a concentrated area in the heart of the preserve to feed on the thousands of spawning salmon available to them in this rich ecosystem. In the summer months a substantial resident population of eagles remain and our rafts will quietly float through the areas where you are most likely to view these magnificent birds. You can also expect to view the scenic grandeur of glacier-laden peaks rising 7,000 feet directly from the river valley and occasionally we will spot bears, wolves or moose along the riverbanks.
Because of the expertise of the guides and the breathtaking views, children as well as seniors will appreciate this vision of Alaska.
Several different locations are used for raft put-in sites. The site is determined by water levels and the availability of wildlife. Time on the river will vary depending on the put-in site.
At the end of your raft trip, you will be transferred by van back to the cruise pier in Haines.
With so much to see and do, you can work up an appetite! Enjoy juice and snacks to boost your energy!