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Mahay's Jet Boat Adventures

22333 South Talkeetna Spur Rd, Talkeetna, AK 99676
+1 907-733-2223
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Great trip up the river

Just did the river adventure with Mahay's and it was excellent. Our captain and guide(Israel and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Frank T
Middletown, New Jersey
via mobile
Long Trip, But Awesome Rapids

We took the Devil's Canyon trip and enjoyed it very much. It's a long ride there and back (less on... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Central USA
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Mahay's Jet Boat Adventures is a family owned business that has been in operation for over 30 years. We are located approximately 2 hours north of Anchorage, just 14 miles off the Parks Highway, on your way north to Denali National Park or Fairbanks. There are 3 different tours that you can choose from, with varying lengths and adventure, each offering something different. All trips include our 1/4 mile nature walk where Naturalists will talk with you about the early settlers in the area (the Dena'ina Indians and trappers)and show how basically and rustically they lived with the authentic replications of their dwellings. Our premier trip is the Devil's Canyon Tour where you will be able to experience Class V whitewater in the 45' jet boat, all while staying safe, dry and comfortable. There is also the Three Rivers Tour, where you will travel on the Chulitna River. This river is a braided river which offers a unique and picturesque experience. Alaska is one of 4 areas in the world that has an extensive braided river system.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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22333 South Talkeetna Spur Rd, Talkeetna, AK 99676
+1 907-733-2223

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just did the river adventure with Mahay's and it was excellent. Our captain and guide(Israel and Alice) were both knowledgeable and funny. Devil's Canyon and the nature tour were both great. Highly recommended. Very professionally done!

Thank Frank T
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took the Devil's Canyon trip and enjoyed it very much. It's a long ride there and back (less on the way back because you're going with the current), but an outstanding sight once you reach the angry water. Our Captain, Eli, and Naturalist Abigail...More

Thank Steelaway81
Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed this river tour in August 2017. It was a gloomy day but we made the best of it. We saw several eagles and a bear and it was fun to ride on the jet boat thru the river channels.

2  Thank stevedF8987CA
Reviewed 5 days ago

We did the Devil's Canyon. The guide was lots of fun and knowledgeable. The naturalist knew her stuff too. They made a great team to make our trip memorable. We thought it was worth the money but hard to say if it is someone else's...More

1  Thank Peggy h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good value for money. Knowledgeable captain and naturalist! Recommend for anyone in the area! Clean, fast boats!

1  Thank danwarren1956
Sharon H, Manager at Mahay's Jet Boat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

So happy that you went with us and took the time to write a review! It's always nice when we can provide some of our knowledge to our guests.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun for all ages and great family run business. Very knowledgeable guides. All lengths of trips for a couple of hours to all day.

1  Thank Jhs7h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a can't miss if you're in the Talkeena, Alaska area. A 65 mile ride up the river into Class 4 & 5 rapids. Great photo ops at the base of a Class 6. Completely safe boat with an experienced (21 years) captain. An...More

1  Thank Chuck P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an excellent time on this jet boat ride. We were greeted by Mr. Mahay while boarding and our captain and guide were very well informed.

1  Thank AshishTibrewal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the jet boat adventure - especially enjoyed the Naturalist that traveled with us - got to learn quite a bit about the area.

1  Thank MissS4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the best luck with the weather and we could get great photos of Mt Denali. I was super happy about 30 minutes into the trip to get those pictures. The rapids in the canyon were the icing on the cake. It got even...More

Thank Linda G
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Questions & Answers
20 July 2016|
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Response from RelaxedCouple92595 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, marine style, depending on your tour, you might get to stop and use an outhouse.
Cynthia H
2 June 2016|
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Response from JimKehoe | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. If you desire, you can leave them on the boat while doing the land portion of the trip. The pilot of the boat stays with the boat, so you can have some degree of security.