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EAGLE PRESERVE RAFT TRIP ON WILDLIFE QUEST
$141 Per Person

This tour will let you step into adventure with a scenic raft trip on the braided channels of glacier-fed rivers which flow through the "heart" of the world famous Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve near Haines. This flat-water trip is the perfect soft adventure for a family. Its owner was personally involved with the creation of the Preserve and pioneered this tour in the late 70s.

Your adventure begins and ends with a scenic 35-minute fast ferry cruise to Haines along the picturesque cliffs, waterfalls, and timbered mountainsides of Lynn Fjord. A van will shuttle you to and from the raft 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.

     
       

 

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