Glacier Flight Seeing and Chilkat Eagle Preserve Raft Trip

Glacier Flight Seeing and Chilkat Eagle Preserve Raft Trip

Glacier Flight Seeing and Chilkat Eagle Preserve Raft Trip

From the start, you know this is special as you begin your journey with a spectacular scenic glacier flight over Lynn Fjord and the northern escarpment of Glacier Bay National Park is truly representative of the powerful beauty Alaska is so famous for.

Next step into a river adventure with a scenic float trip on the braided channels of glacier-fed rivers which flow through the "Heart" of the world famous Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve near Haines. The preserve encompasses 48,000 acres of some of Alaska's most spectacular scenery and it is dedicated to preserving the habitat of the largest gathering of bald eagles in the world. During the fall and early winter months upwards of 4,000 eagles congregate in a concentrated area (the heart of the preserve) to feed on the thousands of spawning salmon available to them in this rich ecosystem. In the summer months substantial resident populations of eagles remain in the preserve and our rafts will quietly float through the areas where you are most likely to view these magnificent birds. Our rower/guides will position your raft to assist you in your efforts to capture that "once in a lifetime" wildlife photograph.

Time and water conditions permitting, your guide may stop the raft at a river-bar where you can stretch your legs, view wildlife tracks and photograph the nearby eagles. You can also expect to view the scenic grandeur of glacier-laden peaks rising 7,000 feet directly from the river valley and occasionally we will spot bears, wolves or moose along the riverbanks.

After a snack at the take-out site our van shuttles you to the catamaran ferry for a 35-minute crossing to the Skagway Harbor where your ship is moored. The catamaran features indoor view windows around the entire vessel and an upper deck provides maximum outdoor views of the Lynn Fjord's majestic water falls, sheer rock cliffs that rise directly from the sea, glaciers, as well as the sea life (often sighted: whales, eagles, seals). A naturalist provides narration that includes native history, early settlers' history, and a description of the sights and wildlife viewed in route.


  • Scenic glacier flight
  • Float trip on a raft
  • Catamaran ferry across Skagway Harbor
  • Naturalist provides narration
  • Snack


Bring your camera. Please note this is a float trip - no white water. We regret that this tour is unable to accommodate wheelchair guests.

Departure Location

At the cruise ship pier. The specific meeting location at the pier will be listed in your confirmation email and voucher for this shore excursion. See the 'Redemption and Voucher Details' section below.

Redemption and Voucher Details

  1. After you complete your booking, your credit card will be charged and our expert Shore Excursion Concierge agents will 'hand'-review your shore excursion selections against your cruise itinerary to confirm compatibility. Your credit card statement will list the merchant for the charges as Port Promo Cruise Tours.
  2. You will receive an email within 72 hours of booking from which confirms your booking and contains the vouchers required for your shore excursions. Please print these vouchers and bring them with you on your cruise. You will be required to turn the voucher(s) in to the corresponding shore excursion supplier(s). The vouchers feature information regarding how to meet up with the tour leader upon arrival to a port and other important details.
  3. Your tour is completely refundable if your ship is unable to get into port or due to weather cancellations. See our terms and conditions for complete details.
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