Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Float
The tour was spectacular! Would recommend this trip to anyone. -Kellee, Bill, Amanda, & Jonathan
The world-famous Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve boasts the largest gathering of bald eagles anywhere in the world. Your adventure begins with a spectacular drive along the National Scenic Byway through the awe-inspiring Chilkat Valley to the heart of the preserve. After a riverside picnic you will board 18-foot inflatable rafts and enjoy a peaceful float (no whitewater) down this ever-changing river.
Watch for eagles, bears, moose, and even wolves, all drawn here to the preserve by the spawning salmon. The eagle preserve boasts the largest congregation of Bald Eagles in the world. Eagles, bears and wolves all frequent the preserve to feed on the plentiful salmon making their way upstream to their spawning beds. Floating quietly down the river is the best way to observe the grandeur of the preserve. 7,000 foot tall peaks tower above you as you float past the ancient native village of Klukwan. Located at the confluence of three rivers, this historic village has seen a multitude of generations. For hundreds of years the Tlingits have lived off the bounty of this special place. And still today you will see them fishing and smoking their catch at the river’s edge.
This is an unforgettable adventure into the wilderness of Alaska!
- Experience some of the most spectacular Mountain scenery in Alaska, floating through the heart of the world famous Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, on the Chilkat River (not whitewater).
- Wildlife viewing! Multitudes of salmon making their way up the shallow braided river to spawn, become easy prey for the resident eagles, bears, and even wolves. Moose are also common in the Preserve.
- Naturalist guides share their knowledge and enthusiasm of this incredible tapestry of wildlife, native culture, history, and spectacular scenery, throughout this not to be missed adventure!
– Picnic Lunch
– Hot & cold drinks
– Rubber boots
– Life jacket
Very Informative, very exciting, and yet very relaxing. -Adam Wilhite
This is an adventure of a lifetime so bring your family and friends rafting through the world famous Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve! This excursion can be enjoyed by anyone over the age of 7
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