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Jet Boat Adventure and Haines Highlights - Skagway Departure

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    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!
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Cruise Ship Pier or Hotel pick up upon request
    Departure Time
    Departure times vary in accordance with ferry schedule and availability. A time will be suggested once booking is complete.
    Duration
    6h 30m
    Inclusions
    • Port pickup
    • Haines town tour
    • Transport by air-conditioned mini-bus
    • 1.5 hour scenic jet boat tour
    • Jackets, Gloves, Ear Muffs, and Lap Blankets will be provided for the jet boat portion of the tour if needed
    • Local taxes
    • Lunch
    • Beverages
    • Driver/Guide/Captain
    • Local guide
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • You must reconfirm with supplier for exact departure time as it changes daily. Failure to reconfirm may result in tour cancellation.
    • Please dress in warm layers and comfortable shoes
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This trip was by far my favorite - I loved our guide Javier- so knowledgeable and very quick to stop the boat when someone spotted wildlife. We got to see Bald Eagles and a Moose! But even if we didn't see any animals I would have enjoyed the ride and the beautiful scenery
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    Response from JetBoatAlaska, Marketing at Jet Boat Adventure and Haines Highlights - Skagway Departure
    Responded 5 weeks ago
    Sheryl V, We are so glad that you got to enjoy Alaska's beautiful scenery, sounds like you got the bonus tour and saw wildlife. Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. Best Regards, Chilkat River Adventures
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    This trip was well worth the effort. One of the best shore excursions I've been on. The guide, Rustin (I hope that's the correct spelling!) drove the bus and piloted the boat. He was very entertaining and tried very hard to find us some moose or bears. However, since this is the
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    Response from JetBoatAlaska, Marketing at Jet Boat Adventure and Haines Highlights - Skagway Departure
    Responded 5 weeks ago
    JillDW, We appreciate your informative review, the beauty of the Alaskas land is always impressive but seeing the wildlife is a bonus! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Best Regards, Chilkat River Adventures
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    Unseasonably warm and calm weather lead to an outstanding adventure. The catamaran was a nice ride, although 100 % full and a bit stuffy inside. Also, could not hear the tour guide as the microphone did carry her voice. That said, the scenery on our way to Haines was most
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    Response from JetBoatAlaska, Marketing at Jet Boat Adventure and Haines Highlights - Skagway Departure
    Responded 13 Aug 2019
    Darlasuec, Thank you for sharing your experience, it sounds like you got a bonus tour! We thoroughly enjoy sharing the beauty of Alaska with our guests. Best Regards, Chilkat River Adventures
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    The tour guide was really friendly and knowledgeable of the area and wildlife. The boat ride was fun and the scenery was amazing. We were able to see eagles and salmon but nothing else. We were hoping to see moose or bears but there weren’t any that day. I guess it depends on
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    Response from JetBoatAlaska, Marketing at Jet Boat Adventure and Haines Highlights - Skagway Departure
    Responded 29 Jul 2019
    Jeffrey Y, We are sorry you didn't get to see wildlife. As you know we are in a natural wildlife habitat and there are times we don't get the opportunity to see them. We hope you enjoyed the beautiful scenery that Alaska has to offer, we truly live in an amazing part of the world. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Cheers, Chilkat River Adventures
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    We had a long day tour , bus rides and a ferry to Haines and it’s worth the effort. Nature at its best we saw eagles taking food to it’s nest, a Moose and a bear with its cub. All this in a jet boat with an Experienced licensed captain from Culebra Puerto Rico.
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    Response from JetBoatAlaska, Marketing at Jet Boat Adventure and Haines Highlights - Skagway Departure
    Responded 28 Jun 2019
    X2220SUjosem, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are so glad your grandchildren enjoyed their time on the river, Alaska truly is an amazing state for beautiful scenery. Best Regards, Chilkat River Adventures
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