Your adventure will start by fully outfitting you with all of the essentials to keep you warm, dry and comfortable while on the river. This includes coats, gloves, blankets and optional life preservers. We say optional because the upper Chilkat River is the shallowest navigable river in North America and in most places you can stand right up in the river!
The summer months is the only time that you can access this portion of the preserve with our boats. It is the prime nesting grounds within the preserve for the American Bald Eagle and you can watch them tending the nests and raising young in their natural habitat!
An adventure awaits you in the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve! Stunning scenery,wildlife and sincere Alaskan hospitality from the Hess family will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime!
Join River Adventures and experience the great Alaskan wilderness!
Our boats are custom made flat bottomed boats that are designed especially for the water conditions encountered in the Chilkat River. This combined with guides that have several life times of combined experience on this river make our trips completely safe!
Moose are often the highlight of the tour. The Chilkat River Valley is prime habitat for these giants as well as Brown Bear, Black Bear, and lots of water foul, including the majestic Trumpeter Swan!
Cost: $199 adults/$149 children
Duration: 6.5 hours
Departures at 8am and noon
Please fill out the form below and will will confirm availability. In the “Tour Time” field you may let us know if you would like the 8:00am or 12:00pm departure time.