Where the road ends, your adventure begins! Experience the true wilderness that Alaska is famous for on our narrated river tour in the heart of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve which explores miles of tributaries of the stunning glacially carved, braided Chilkat River system.
Start your tour in Haines when you meet your guide and embark on a short tour of this quaint town with a stop at “Picture Point” for your memorable photo of Historic Fort William H. Seward with the Chilkat Mountains in the backdrop.
Tour up the Haines Scenic Byway and enter the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Your guide will entertain you with tales of the culture, natural history, and life in rural Alaska as you make your way to the private property of Chilkat River Adventures. Here you will be outfitted with warm outerwear and board your river boat for your journey through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.
You will cruise along miles of tributaries of the stunning glacially carved, braided Chilkat River system. The boat is powered by very quiet four stroke outboard jet motors, and is uncovered for the best wildlife, scenery, and photography opportunities. Enjoy narration from your captain along the journey about the many amazing vistas surrounding you. Moose are often the highlight of the tour along with bald eagles with their massive nests that are dotted along the river banks. If you encounter a moose, bear or any other wildlife, your captain can stop the boat so you can get your Alaska photo of a lifetime!
After your tour, relax at the River Adventures lunch pavilion for a meal including hot dogs cooked on the grill, vegetarian chili, cookies, and hot/cold drinks.
As you head back down the Haines Scenic Byway, you will relish your memories, photos, and your greater appreciation for the Alaskan wilderness and the people who call it their home!
This excursion offers everything! Warm and friendly staff provide customer service at the highest level. Extra outerwear to stay warm and dry is provided as well as lunch in a covered, heated pavilion with modern facilities. So bring a smile and you will leave with memories, photos, and a greater appreciation for the Alaskan wilderness and the people who call it their home!