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Jet Boat Adventure and Haines Highlights - Haines Departure

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    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. Meet your guide and embark on a short tour of this quaint town with the Chilkat Mountains in the backdrop. Then it’s 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 in a covered, heated pavilion with 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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    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    Magnificent, awesome—no words can adequately describe this adventure. Our guide Rustin Goodin made the day, getting the boat as close as possible to eagles Trumpter Swans a moose and not one but two big brown bears and a cub. Really up close. The river mountains...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank GypsyRoseBrisbane
    Reviewed 4 days ago

    We had a fantastic day with Rustin , was knowledgeable, adventurous and above all - with a great sense of humor. Highly recommended.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Adiamital
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We booked this trip through Holland America. Our bus driver, Cheryl, was most informative. She told us about the history of the area and life in Haines. I always enjoy learning what is like to live in an area. The folks at the preserve greeted...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Janet M
    JetBoatAlaska, Marketing at Chilkat River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Janet M, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, it seems like the wildlife put on a great show. Cheers, Chilkat River Adventures

    Reviewed July 3, 2019

    My inlaws, wife and I did this tour, so we could see more of Alaska's wildlife. We traveled on the river for several miles and saw eagles and one moose. The scenery was beautiful. Our guide was very knowlwdgeable. He made everyone feel safe in...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Tommy W
    JetBoatAlaska, Marketing at Chilkat River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Tommy W, Thank you for providing a 5 star review, we are happy the weather was good and you got to see Alaska’s wildlife in their natural habitat. Cheers, Chilkat River Adventures

    Reviewed July 2, 2019

    The guide was excellent and the outer clothing they provided was really helpful for some brief rain showers. We saw several bald eagles but no bears.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank fsehrlich
    JetBoatAlaska, Marketing at Chilkat River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    fsehrlich, Thank you for providing a 5 star review! Cheers, Chilkat River Adventures

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    April 27, 2018|
    Response from yvonne f |
    v ery interest in this trip would be there19thsept but am unable to anything about accessing the boat and the seating on board I am unable to sit low down need a proper seat height thanks for any help
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