When Karen and Duck Hess started River Adventures in 1991, they wanted to show travelers the wilderness surrounding their hometown of Haines. And there was no better wild spot than the roadless upper reaches of the Chilkat River Bald Eagle Preserve. On their quiet, maneuverable jet boats, you’ll see hanging glaciers, towering mountains, open valleys, and clear lakes. You’ll also witness some of the best moose and eagle habitats in Southeast Alaska. In over 20 years of operation, the Hesses have perfected the trip; you’ll find Bose speakers on the boats, a heated lunch pavilion, and informative, entertaining narration.