Haines (Skagway), Alaska, US
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Approximately 4 Hours
Float silently down the Chilkat River to take in the wildlife and breathtaking beauty of the renowned Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.
Travel by motorcoach past Fort William H. Seward, one of the earliest U.S. Army outposts in Alaska and a National Historic Site. A scenic 40-minute drive up a National Scenic Byway brings you to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Along the way, watch for moose and swans in the marshlands.
Experienced guides accompany you on a rafting adventure (no white water), and you'll float silently down the river aboard an 18-foot inflatable raft -- perhaps the best way to observe eagles drawn to feed on the plentiful salmon. Bears and wolves are also frequent guests at the movable feast. Breathtaking views include the fjord, towering mountains, hanging glaciers and lush forests.
After your float, you'll enjoy a riverside picnic lunch. Your tour concludes with a relaxing drive back to the pier.
Dress warmly in layers with a wind- and waterproof outer layer; bring gloves, a scarf and a warm hat. Bring an extra pair of socks. A rain poncho, rubber boots, and life jacket are provided. This tour has no white water and is suitable for anyone in good health. Terrain includes uneven surfaces. Guests who are pregnant past 20 weeks' gestation are not allowed to participate. Waiver must be signed, and medical conditions disclosed. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. Minimum age is 7 years. Minimum weight is 50 lbs. Maximum weight is 350 lbs. Tour sequence may vary.