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Half-Day Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Rafting Float Tour - Haines Departure

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    What to Expect

    Treat yourself to a small group rafting and scenic driving tour through the famous Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. The drive is incredibly scenic: glacier-clad mountains and colorful wildflowers line the highway. Arrive at the river in the heart of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, approximately 45 minutes away. Don your life jackets, listen to your guide’s safety talk, board the raft and leave the road and civilization behind. You are immersed in the Alaskan wilderness, floating the silent river channels. This is a scenic float trip (no whitewater) through the home of the largest bald eagle congregation in the world. Your expert guide will push the raft along, explaining the intricate balance of nature that makes this a unique and special place. You do not have to paddle; your hands are free for your camera and binoculars. Keep an eye out for other wildlife besides bald eagles. ……moose, otters, brown and black bear, and even wolves, call this Preserve their home.

    You will spend approximately one and one half hours floating the river. After rafting, your guide will select a scenic spot to enjoy a picnic lunch on your way back to Haines and/or back to your ship in Skagway.

    Stop At:

    • Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, Miles 8 Thru 31 Haines Highway, Haines, AK
    • Rainbow Glacier Adventures LLC, Haines, AK 99827
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Departs from Haines, AK
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch
    • Driver/guide
    • Local guide
    • Port pickup
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum age 7 years
    • Maximum weight 250 lbs.
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name. Hotel guests, please provide name of hotel for pick-up.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This tour was so much fun! I wasn't too excited about the hike but it wasn't bad at all it was super fun and our amazing tour guide Noah Stewart kept our whole group involved. He was personable, funny and had a great personality. Definitely would do this tour again! Floating
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    While looking for excursions to do during out Alaskan cruise, my family and I were looking for an activity that would be exciting for the teens and grandparents in our party to do together. This eagle float tour did not disappoint! Our tour guide was Steve, he made our trip
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    Response from Joe O, Owner at Half-Day Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Rafting Float Tour - Haines Departure
    Responded 27 Jul 2019
    Thanks for this great and extensive review. Steve has tons of experience here on the Chilkat River and we enjoy having him on the team. I appreciate that you mentioned our staff because we really do stress teamwork with Rainbow Glacier Adventures. Preston is a real asset to our team and our drivers like to show you around Haines and give you an insider's perspective. We hope you come back some day to visit....maybe November for a stay in our Swan View cabin to experience the largest gathering of bald eagles in the world?!!!!!
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    We had an excellent tour with multiple sightings of Bald Eagles and their nests. Special thanks to Preston Anderson for rafting and Barb & Jen for driving us to the river. Preston did a wonderful job.
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    Response from Joe O, Owner at Half-Day Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Rafting Float Tour - Haines Departure
    Responded 14 Jul 2019
    Thanks for the kind review of our rafting trip. Preston is a great river guide and Barb and Jen make the drive to the river enjoyable as well. There are lots of active bald eagle's nest along the section of river we float, and I'm glad you were able to see them in their natural habitat. The Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve is a true gem, and, traveling by raft, you get away from the road and are immersed in the wilderness.
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    Absolutely a1 trip. Knowledgeable guides, top equipment and safe for reasonably fit and healthy people. All equipment provided, boots and lifejackets. Great lunch and hot drinks at the end. Only saw the fantastic eagle's.
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    Response from RGAowner, Owner at Half-Day Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Rafting Float Tour - Haines Departure
    Responded 14 Jul 2019
    Thanks for your positive review. Yes the trip is safe for the reasonably fit. You do not need to paddle (like on our kayak trips) but you are out in the weather for 1.5 hours and there is no backrest. If you are up for it, the Raft trip provides an opportunity to access some wild country and see bald eagles in their natural habitat.
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    We met our contact at the ship/cruise pier. Walked about a block to the outfitter shed to get water boots. Departed by bus up to the launch point on the Chilkat River. Sighted several eagles at first. Even four that were "sharing" a fish. After a little while though, only a
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    About the operator
    By: Rainbow Glacier Adventures LLC
    Thomaston, Connecticut
    All day tour while in Skagway
    This is a fabulous tour company to work with. I booked this independently of the cruise line as we do not prefer
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    Ignacio F
    Chula Vista, California
    half day photography tour near Skagway
    Paul our guide was very knowledgeable about the area and took us to good spots to take beautiful landscape
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    John C
    Two great experiences
    We took this tour in September and it was a great experience. The bus ride up the White Pass gave an appreciation
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    Chris W
    Skagway Photography Tour
    Rachael took a small group of enthusiastic photographers on a tour around Skagway. We were given individual
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    Jill S
    Tamworth, Australia
    Worse photography tour ever
    My friend and I went on the Skagway Photo Safari directly from our cruise ship. Paul was waiting for us and when
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    Rich B
    Did not learn anything about my camera/settings
    I was hoping to learn about my camera and photography as the information that I had promised - 'you don't have to
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    White pass summit and Yukon suspension bridge.
    Our guide Dana Sohm gave us a tour of a lifetime. He was very informed on the history of the Yukon railroad and
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    amazing !!
    It was a good experience, the excellent guide, with a great career as a photographer his name is Cindy Shultz, he
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    Kathy F
    Williamsburg, Kentucky
    Great pair of activities
    Through an excursion booked through our cruise ship, we rode the railway to the summit and then did the Yukon
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    Javid S
    Andheri West/Versova, India
    Excellent tour, wonderful tour guide
    This tour is very scenic and recommended. Our tour guide, Ms.Rachel Deehan, was very knowledgeable and extremely
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