Guiding – Outfitting – Support

Specializing in guided raft trips through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve

Haines Rafting Company (907) 314 0340

Now accepting online bookings for summer 2017

Eagle Preserve Raft Trips

Eagle Preserve Raft Trips:  Join us for a gentle raft trip through the heart of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.  See eagles in their natural habitat while your guide rows. Keep your cameras handy because eagles abound and the preserve is home to a host of other wildlife such as  moose, bear, wolf, and 5 species of pacific salmon.

At the end of the trip enjoy a smoked salmon snack with coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Special dietary requests will be accommodated with advance notice. We provide complimentary rubber boots, rain gear and lifejackets. This is a float trip with no whitewater.

Duration: 4 hours  Activity Level:  Easy/Moderate: Must be age 6 or above. Price: $119 Adult – $79 child 6 to 12 years

Gear Rental & Outfitting

New for 2017!

Haines Rafting Company is proud to announce that we are partnering with Alaska River Outfitters (ARO) to offer a full compliment of raft rentals, expedition camping gear, river shuttles and food packing services. ARO specializes in outfitting private boaters on the Tatshenshini and Alsek Rivers. With 25 years of outfitting and shuttle experience ARO is a great alternative to hauling your own gear and vehicles all the way to Alaska.

Create your own adventure!

Haines Bike and Raft Adventure 

Need some exercise on your Alaska vacation? Haines Rafting Company has teamed up with Sockeye Cycle to offer this exclusive tour of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve by mountain bike and raft. The route follows a maze of logging roads before arriving at a remote river put-in on the Tsirku River.  After a hearty riverside snack you will raft the swift glacial currents of the Tsirku past nesting eagles, glacier capped mountains and a host of other wild animals that call the preserve home. Your choice of hands on paddle assisted rafting or just let our oarsman do all the work. 

 Hills are optional and there is no whitewater but participants should be in excellent physical condition.

Call 907 314 0340 or email info@hainesrafting.com for more details and to sign up for a human powered adventure.

Remote Fly-in Raft Trips

Custom Fly & Raft Trips

For an active adventure combine a Glacier Bay Scenic Flight and an Eagle Preserve Raft Trip. Watch an ice age wilderness unfold as glaciers descend towing peaks before forming river valleys below.  Fly over Glacier Bay among sapphire ice falls and turquoise fjords before landing in Haines for a rafting trip on the swift glacial braids of the Tsirku River. You will experience a fast changing topography as you pass from lush forest to open delta. Your guide does the rowing leaving you to watch for eagles, wild salmon and a host of other wildlife that call the preserve home.  Cameras and binoculars welcome, this is not a whitewater trip.

This is a great value and an affordable way to see Glacier Bay and the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.

Suitable for all abilities (no whitewater)

Duration: 5 to 6 hours  Includes a hearty smoked salmon  snack and hot drinks

Rain Gear, Boots and Lifejackets are provided

Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter Trips

Custom & Multi-Day Trip Support – Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter

Do you fly fish or pac raft? Are you a professional photographer or film crew? Let us make your custom trip though Southeast Alaska a reality. Choose a multi-day Fly Fishing or Fly-in / Raft-out Trip or create your own backcountry adventure. We can provide guides, gear, transportation and over 20 years of local knowledge.

Space is limited. We keep our group sizes small for an exclusive experience and we often sell out.

We recommend advance reservations but we will do our best to fit you in even at the last minute.