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Haines Rafting Company may be a new player in the rafting industry in Southeast Alaska, but its founder and guide Andy Hedden is by no means a newcomer to the sport or to guiding. A former guide with Chilkat Guides, Hedden has been guiding and managing rafting operations in Southeast Alaska for more than 20 years. Based out of Haines, this rafting outfitter is owned by Hedden and his father, David Hedden, and operates small-group float trips through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve where visitors can witness and photograph the bald eagles up close in their natural habitat. Aside from the stand-alone float trip through the preserve, Haines Rafting offers several trip packages for guests to choose from: the Fly and Raft Wild Alaska trips combines flightseeing through Glacier Bay National Park’s glaciers and peaks with a float trip through the glacial rivers down below where eagles fish for their meals in the streams. On the Ultimate Skagway trip, guests will be taken on a scenic flight over Southeast Alaska’s most magnificent views from Skagway to Haines, followed by a float trip through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, and will return to Skagway onboard a Catamaran cruise through the Northern Lynn Canal, North America’s deepest fjord. The company also offers custom guided tours throughout Southeast Alaska with optional excursions such as a summit photo tour, sea kayaking, fly-fishing and more. All trips are kept to a maximum of eight guests to allow for more flexibility to follow the eagles.hrc promo 14-15-87

Contact: Andy Hedden  |   Email:

Phone: (907) 314-0340   |   URL:

Facebook: Haines Rafting   |   Twitter: @HainesRafting

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