Haines (Skagway), Alaska, US
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Approximately 2 Hours
Meals not included
Visit a raptor rehabilitation center to see the majesty of a bird of prey in flight. You'll learn how raptors are trained and how they are fed -- it's quite an experience to watch a bald eagle tuck into a hearty lunch.
School bus transportation takes you through the charming streets of Haines, founded by Presbyterian missionaries in 1881 and once a supply center for prospectors heading to the Yukon in search of gold.
Pass through Fort Seward -- the last of a series of military posts established in Alaska during the gold rush era, now housing art galleries, restaurants, and a center for Native arts.
Picture Point offers a dazzling panorama of majestic snow-capped mountains.
Since 1996, the American Bald Eagle Foundation has been dedicated to the protection and preservation of the bald eagle's habitat through its educational and research activities. Come face to face with eagles, falcons and other birds of prey. Meet one of the handlers, who will offer an overview of North American raptors such as bald eagles, owls, hawks and falcons. Learn how their excellent eyesight, sharp talons, and hooked beaks characterize raptors and how Alaska's flyways and skyways help the birds migrate.
One of these noble creatures will swoop and soar during a live flight demonstration; you'll also see how they dine in captivity.
Browse in the gift shop before a scenic drive back to Haines.
Flash photography is limited with certain raptors. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Tour sequence may vary. Birds available for viewing may vary. Waiver must be signed, and medical conditions disclosed.