Haines, Alaska, US
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Approximately 3½ Hours
Explore the fascinating city of Haines with visits to some of the area's most intriguing attractions. Meet your knowledgeable guide, climb aboard the coach, and begin your exploration of Haines' local culture, fascinating history and magnificent mountain and ocean vistas.
A narrated driving tour takes you through historic Fort William H. Seward -- a National Historic Landmark and one of the first military outposts in Alaska. Its picturesque parade grounds and historic buildings offer a fine insight into life in Haines during the early 1900s.
Continue to Picture Point -- the spot from which to admire and photograph the town of Haines and your ship.
You will visit the American Bald Eagle Foundation's Raptor Center -- an interpretive wildlife education center. The foundation has been training and caring for rehabilitated raptors for more than 30 years. This interpretive wildlife education center offers a wealth of Alaskan natural history displays and information. Expert handlers and naturalists have known these beautiful birds for many years and are eager to share their knowledge and experience with you. You'll watch a live feeding of a bald eagle and to learn more about America's National Bird. There will also be a live flight presentation with a hawk, a peregrine falcon, an owl or one of several other birds of prey that can no longer survive in the wild.
Resume your drive north of town along the Lutak Inlet, where glaciers, towering peaks, rivers, and the sea all converge in amazing scenery. Venture into the Chilkoot River Corridor, home to a large population of bears and other wildlife due to the large sockeye salmon run that goes up the river and into Chilkoot Lake. As you drive along the river, pass a fish weir where the Alaska Department of Fish & Game counts each salmon that runs up stream. Your guide will explain the importance of this system and you will get to see the current season count. Stop at scenic Chilkoot Lake for a photo opportunity.
At a private, covered beachside location enjoy a delicious sample of locally caught seafood, fresh sourdough bread, and homemade cookies. Relax and take photos of the sweeping mountain and glacier panoramas that surround you.
A short motor coach transfer will return you to the ship.