Chilkat River Adventures Haines, Alaska
Alaska Cruises: Scenic river tour in the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve near Haines, Alaska. Often sighted; moose, bears, eagles and Trumpeter Swans. Join the Hess family for this spectacular, scenic river tour in specially designed jet boats.


Welcome aboard an aluminum flat-bottom river boat that hold 24 people comfortably. The boats are powered by twin, four stroke, outboard motors, which are equipped with a lower unit at the bottom of the shaft that is called a jet unit. This allows the boats to traverse the very shallow channels of the silt-laden Chilkat River.

Black bear / white cub

Typical Day

The river route covers 25 miles of the Preserve, with the opportunity to travel many of the different channels where the moose and eagles hang out.

Mama and baby

Map & Directions

PO Box 556, Haines, Alaska 99827

Points of Interest
Chilkat River Adventures
Haines, Alaska
Chilkat River Adventures
842 Main Street, Haines, AK 99827, USA

Rates & Availability

May 15 to Sept. 14

No pets. No smoking during river tour - 1hr. 45min.

Jackets and other outerwear provided. Boats are uncovered to allow for better photo opportunities.

*Please contact advertiser for rates & availability for your travel dates.

Age range, type of group

Look forward to breathtaking views of the Chilkat Mountains that surround this amazing preserve. A typical day consists of a meal before or after you get on the river, and cool, calm ride through the braided tributaries that make up the Chilkat River. Keep an eye peeled for moose, eagles, bears, and trumpeter swans - the largest flight bird of North America.


Sleeping and meals

No minimum age and no maximum age. Child rates from age 6-11. Under 6 of age has a minimal rate.

Trumpeter Swans

Policies & Restrictions

Meal is provided. A hearty hot dog lunch with chili (vegetarian and everyone loves it) with chips, cookies and beverages.

Eagle with fish

Adult fare $139.00
Children 6-11 $99.00
Children 2-5 $69.00

River Boat

Group discounts apply to groups 8 and over.

Eagles inn the tree


Karen Hess  (View Profile)
This is a family owned business. Duck and Karen Hess started this family business in 1991 and still work 7 days a week all season, with a very hands on approach to offer the best customer service and knowledge they can. Come and meet the family!

Karen Hess
P.O. Box 556
Haines, Alaska 99827
United States

Listing # RA-1225404

Starting at:
USD $139 per trip
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