Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Raft Trip


Small or Private Groups with Personalized Attention from Haines or Skagway

Enjoy an exciting raft trip down the Chilkat River through the world famous Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. This exciting adventure takes you through the site of the worlds largest concentration of Bald Eagles.

Your trip begins with a half hour Nature Tour through the “Valley of the Eagles” along the banks of the Chilkat River to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. The Preserve is 48,000 acres dedicated to the preservation of the Bald Eagle Habitat by the state of Alaska. Your experienced & enthusiastic river guide will take you on your adventure of discovery through the Alaskan wilderness of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve on one of our safe, inflatable rafts.

Along the way your professional guide will inform and entertain you about the natural history of the area, Chilkat Indian Heritage, and Alaskan stories. Each Fall thousands of Bald Eagles gather along the Chilkat Valley to feast on late runs of spawning salmon, however there are numerous summer residents as well and you will be able to observe them in their natural habitat. Your guide is an expert in spotting wildlife and you may observe brown bears, black bears, wolves, trumpeter swans and moose. Don’t leave your camera behind for this adventure!


Be prepared to see the natural wonders of the magnificent Chilkat Valley of the Eagles with its stunning mountain peaks and icy blue glaciers. The Chilkat Natives have lived here for thousands of years and you will learn to appreciate their way of life and their concern to preserve this bountiful river.

Since there is no white water, this float trip can be experienced by everyone. The entire trip takes approximately 4 hours from Haines and 5 hours from Skagway when traveling by fast ferry. Bring your camera and sense of adventure! We supply rubber boots & life jackets and rain ponchos when necessary. Please bring an extra pair of socks and wear layers of clothing. You may want to bring rain gear or waterproof jackets.

Departs Daily: This adventure is approximately 4 hours with a Haines departure & 5 hours with a Skagway departure by high speed catamaran or flight. Advance reservations are highly recommended. If you are traveling on a cruise ship please contact us for individual attention and meeting information.