What you will do
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!
- Pick up from your hotel
– Picnic Lunch
– Hot & cold drinks
– Rubber boots
– Life jacket
Alaska, United States
Pick-up Point Note
Pick up from your hotel
Provided byChilkat Guides
Chilkat Guides was founded in 1978 by Bart Henderson after he led the first guided trip down the Tatshenshini River. Since then we have been expanding our knowledge of the region as well as our trip offerings. We have the best guides in the business. Chilkat Guides has a Guide School, where men and women can go through a demanding hands-on guide training. Rafting is our specialty, lasting memories are our business.
Each year we work to make our expedition trips a safe, fun, and memorable time for you our guests. It is our guides’ love for their jobs and love for the beauty of the wonders surrounding us that makes Chilkat Guides a top pick for expedition rafting trips. We exceed all safety standards and our guides are some of the most talented and qualified rafters in the business. Our guides are locals to the region and can share with you the “inside story” that guides from elsewhere may not understand.
One of the reasons Chilkat Guides offers more than one expedition trip is because people’s preferences are different. You get to choose which expedition most suits you. Wildlife, incredible scenery, and fun are all included on each trip.
The Tatshenshini is the premier Alaska introductory experience. We’ll begin in the Yukon, with a short whitewater section and travel south through British Columbia and eventually into Alaska. Glaciers mark the lower section of the river where the “Tat” confluences with the Alsek.
The Alsek is the big sister to the “Tat” and is a bit more rugged. The Alsek begins above tree-line in the Alpine country. Incredible hiking, glaciers, bears are all highlights of the Alsek. There is a helicopter portage involved that may be a highlight of your trip.
The Kongakut is our exclusive Northern trip in Alaska, traversing the plains of the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), where over 50,000 caribou migrate annually. Flowing almost as far north as possible, the Kongakut boasts natural beauty and wildlife that has until recently, has been undisturbed by human-kind.chilkatguides.com
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