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Jet Boat Adventure and Haines Highlights - Skagway Departure

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  • Family-friendly, narrated wilderness tour from Skagway
  • Tour Haines and travel on the Chilkat river system by jet boat
  • Search for bald eagles and moose in their natural environment
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Jet Boat Adventure and Haines Highlights - Skagway Departure
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Jet Boat Adventure and Haines Highlights - Skagway Departure
US$209.00
Overview
This jet boat adventure immerses you in the wilderness of the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. You’ll take a ferry ride to Haines for a small-group tour of town with a guide, followed by coach travel along the Haines Scenic Byway. Then set off through the braided tributaries of the Chilkat River. Wildlife opportunities abound with eagles and moose often being the highlights. Lunch and transport from Skagway included.
What to Expect
Where the road ends, your adventure begins! Experience the true wilderness that Alaska is famous for on our narrated river tour in the heart of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve which explores miles of tributaries of the stunning glacially carved, braided Chilkat River system. Your tour starts with a glacial fjord ferry ride to the town of Haines, known as the adventure capital of Alaska. Meet your guide and embark on a short tour of this quaint town with the Chilkat Mountains in the backdrop. Then it is off to the adventure part of your tour as your guide drives you up the Haines Scenic Byway to the private property of River Adventures. This is where you prepare for your jet boat tour and your journey through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. The boat is powered by very quiet four stroke outboard jet motors, and is uncovered for the best wildlife, scenery, and photography opportunities. Moose are often the highlight of the tour along with bald eagles with their massive nests that are dotted along the river banks. If you encounter a moose, bear or any other wildlife, your captain can stop the boat so you can get your Alaska photo of a lifetime!

This excursion offers everything in a small group setting of up to 24 guests maximum. Warm and friendly staff provide customer service at the highest level. Extra outerwear to stay warm and dry is provided as well as lunch and modern facilities. So bring a smile and you will leave with memories, photos, and a greater appreciation for the Alaskan wilderness and the people who call it their home!
Reviews (14)
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Reviewed 9 September 2018
Well run organization

We opted for the jet boat excursion while our Princess cruise ship docked in Haines with the hope that we would be able to spend optimum time on the river viewing wildlife as opposed to bus trip getting to the preserve. Although we had to...More

1  Thank Mauibird
JetBoatAlaska, Marketing at Chilkat River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Mauibird, Thank you for providing your experience in such great detail. Being Alaska natives we know that our weather can change rather quickly so being prepared is optimal. We would love the opportunity to view wildlife on all of our tours but as you stated...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Alaska at its best!

We considered the ferry ride from the docks in Skagway and the bus trip to the Hess family docks to be an intregal part of the entire trip. The lecturer on both the ferry and bus were extremely informative. Our captain on the boat "CP"...More

Thank conniesumrall0999
JetBoatAlaska, Marketing at Chilkat River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Conniesumrall0999, Your subject line says it all, we thoroughly enjoy sharing the beauty of our amazing state with our guests. We are honored you chose our excursion and look forward to seeing you again. Best Regards~ Chilkat River Adventures

Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile
Fantastic time on the Chilkat River

This was our second time taking this tour. We booked it 3 years ago on Regent and this time on Oceania . Javi was our captain and he was wonderful ! You could tell he loved his job. We saw Moose and all kinds of...More

Thank forbo1
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile
Great wilderness viewing off the beaten path

This was one of the shore excursions I was most looking forward to, we took the fast ferry from Skagway to Haines (45 minutes) where we met our bus driver (Cheryl ?) she did a great job narrating our 1/2 hour ride to the river...More

Thank Keith F
JetBoatAlaska, Marketing at Chilkat River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Keith F. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, we are pleased that you enjoyed your tour! Best Regards~ Chilkat River Adventures

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Beautiful scenery but no wildlife!

Beautiful scenery but no wildlife. We enjoyed the boat ride from Skagway to Haines and our bus driver was a hoot. The jet boat ran flawlessly and the multilayered clothing was helpful. We expected wildlife and other than a distant bald eagle in a tree...More

Thank Cavydad
JetBoatAlaska, Marketing at Chilkat River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Cavydad, Thank you for your review, it is our policy to inform all of our guests that there is a likelihood of seeing wildlife but we are at the mercy of the wild animals. We understand that not all tours will get to see wildlife...More

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Response from Karen S | Reviewed this property |
You shouldn't have any issues. You take a bus to the river, a few steps to the river bank, step onto the boat, sit down and enjoy the journey. The staff are fantastic, and I had a great time. The scenery is AMAZING, so even... More
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