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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...more
22333 South Talkeetna Spur Rd, Talkeetna, AK 99676
+1 907-733-2223
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

We took the 5 hour tour that takes you 60 miles into the wilderness on the Talkeetna Queen. It was a really great way to see the Denali and surrounding wilderness. The guides were very funny and a bit cheesy-- college locals home for the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Loribeth C
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Was very impressed with the friendliness of the whole staff. It was very nature oriented and the staff was so knowledgeable. First class adventure.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank ted2pat
Reviewed September 26, 2018

They have a fully enclosed jet boat, powered by three Cummins Diesel engines. Ivan was our Captain and Alice, was our guide. They are GREAT!! Very knowledgeable and explain so much of what we are seeing, and how people lived in the area. We did...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank dennisandee
Reviewed September 24, 2018

What a day we picked. We chose the rails, trails and river ride. Our guide was informative and loved Alaska. What a great time exploring the different ways around Alaska.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank mardi f
Reviewed September 22, 2018

We took the two hour Wilderness Excursions it was so much fun. Israel and the Naturalist onboard (sorry I can’t remember her name) were so informative and engaging. Enjoyed cruising along the river, taking in the scenery and listening to the history of the area....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank LindaP12
Reviewed September 21, 2018

Devils Canyon jet boat trip...very glad we chose this trip, the extra time and cost were well worth the trip. Experienced a nice long ride of the Susitna River, got to see some of Denali, the captain shared history of an old ghost town along...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank kimmyhawks6
Reviewed September 20, 2018

excellent way to see the waterways of Alaska. you'd be surprised just what adventures the shore holds. a trip to remember! we even got to see a really old trappers camp. very, very interesting

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Margaret B
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I love nearly any boat ride that exists. So, of course, we had a great time. We found all the employees to be extremely polite, professional, helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. The mini hike on shore was interesting because every question that I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Sine-Wave
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Fun experience on the 1200 hp boat. Beautiful views on the river. We saw a bald eagle perched on the top of a tree. The small bear darted into the brush from the edge of the river quickly when we approached. The hike in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank gary c
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

Devils canyon adventure was really worth a ride. I suggest to go for it, enjoy the class 3 and 4 white water waves, the jet boat spin and a small walk into the jungle to get a brief overview of the alaskan native people life...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank abhijithbharadwaj
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July 25, 2018|
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Response from 16retiredandlovingit | Reviewed this property |
It isn't scary, but it is exciting. You are in the bigger rapids long enough for everyone to get pictures. But you certainly can choose to stay seated and enjoy from there.
July 20, 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
June 2, 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.