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Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve

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Address: Miles 8 Thru 31 Haines Highway, Haines, AK
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+1 907-314-0340

One of the best places to view the bald eagle.

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Delightful way of spending a couple of hours

We were perhaps a little early in the season - so no bears, but eagles, swans, the sound of the river, and great views. Great weather made a difference.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hobart, Australia
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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were perhaps a little early in the season - so no bears, but eagles, swans, the sound of the river, and great views. Great weather made a difference.

Thank Saley69
Huntsville, Alabama
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was phenomenal. Tom Lang met us at the dock in Haines with his warmth and inviting personality which was just the prelude to an awesome tour. We saw bald eagles and mountain goats. View were inspiring and staff was wonderful. This is a must do your!!!

Thank 999happytraveler2015
Pleasanton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was wonderful place to see animals of all types. We saw bear 7 moose eagles and other animals.

Thank Howard H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I live in Haines Alaska and the Eagle Preserve is about 20 miles outside of town along the Chilkat river. The ride is beautiful anytime of the year and wildlife can be seen everywhere. From trumpeter swans to brown bears, black bears, moose and of course Eagles, there's always something to see. You can fish for salmon and trout in... More 

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Reviewed 23 March 2017

We arrived via a jet boat to the Bald Eagle preserve on the Chilkat River in Haines. Tons, and tons of eagles. It's amazing. If you ever see any discovery or history channel specials on eagles in winter, it’s shot in this area. The river does not freeze due to a special interaction with the rocks.

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Lacey, Washington
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We arrived in the middle of February when things are pretty slow in Haines but as soon as we walked in we were greeted warmly and given a brief tour. They have great displays if all of the animals native to alaska from bears and moose to salmon sharks and wolves. It has a nice history of the area and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

My wife and I came to photograph this year's (2016) gathering of bald eagles over Thanksgiving. We were a little spoiled by previous experience photographing eagles in Homer (where they were being fed a few feet away), so had to adjust our expectations a bit. Lots of eagles, but they were typically 100 feet or more away. Not a problem... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

Eagle festival has lectures, trips to viewing area, dinner, auction, and special events. Definitely worth the trip.

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La Fayette, GA
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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We came to see the eagles and to see the rehabbed eagles released. There were lots of eagles this year and we really enjoyed seeing them.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

The preserve is basically a large conservation area along the river by the Haines Highway. The eagles congregate here by the thousands in fall an early winter (perhaps longer). We had poor weather throughout our visit but still got to see 100s of eagles. Photos were somewhat limited by the poor lighting and rain and the distance to the eagles,... More 

Thank Fred F

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