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Review of Ocean Raft Alaska

Ocean Raft Alaska
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Owner description: Get ready for an intimate boating adventure through Lynn Canal, North America’s longest and deepest fjord! We will get extra-close to the shore while exploring hidden coves, waterfalls, beaches and abundant wildlife on this fun-filled, two-hour sightseeing tour. Your knowledgeable captains will make multiple stops for photo opportunities and wildlife sightings, while providing a colorful narrative throughout the tour. Keep your eyes open for whales, eagles, seals, sea lions, mt. goats and sea birds as we explore the rugged wilderness of this majestic fjord.
Reviewed September 22, 2017

You are provided a suit to wear over your clothes to ensure dryness and warmth. They also provided goggles and knit caps and gloves. Extremely comfortable gear. Boat captain was an expert in driving the raft and we got up to about 40-45Mph on the water. Seats are saddle seats so you can hold onto the steel bar without fear of falling off. Several stops during the tour to get up and take pictures and changes seats if wanted. We were able to get very close to eagles and harbor seals. A few waterfalls with excellent picture taking opportunities. a deal of fun.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 19, 2017

We had a wonderful day for the boat trip, the water was smooth and so was the ride. It might have been more adventurous with some wave action but we take what we can get.
The staff and crew were great. Tessa picked us up at the ship and drove us to the "ThunderDome" fast, efficient and thorough. The Tongass Explorer is a heck of a vessel sporting 750 hp to catapult you across the water. You straddle the individual seats like a saddle and hold onto the pommel bar in front. They do have back rests to help keep you in place when they decide to do a U-turn but Captain Christian kept us upright and off the rocks, always a plus and Alyssa kept us informed about the flora and fauna. Unfortunately the wildlife was somewhat limited, perhaps the time of year. We did briefly see a harbor seal and some unidentified (by me anyway) head bobbing up and going back under out by the island at the end of the Lynn Canal across from Haines. We did see a multitude of bald eagles, including a brown immature specimen. The scenery is absolutely fantastic and you can get up close to the falls along the fjord.
Oh, and they do provide survival suits, balaclavas and goggles to keep you warm and dry on the trip. We had brought waterproof gear but it was unnecessary and we left it in the Dome.
A fun ride that should be on your bucket list.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

FUN! The only word I can describe it. From the moment we had to put the orange outfit, to the high speed donuts in the ocean! And they do take many moments to pull up next to seals and Eagles. Things you will never see from the cruise ship or a railroad ride. This is a must. Trust me.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Abejo
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Reviewed September 5, 2017

Customer Service Is EXCELLENT. They are friendly, excited, knowledgeable and most of all know how to have a good time on the water. Our party which aged from 28-72 LOVED this experience. We even got up close and personal with sea life!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Danny W
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Reviewed September 2, 2017

We did an Ocean Raft tour in Skagway. From the minute we met Tessa at the dock, we were already having a blast even without getting on the raft. The tour suits you up in a warm/dry suit, so you feel like an orange marshmallow man, but it really worked! Our Captain Jenn and mate Alyssa gave us a great ride-fun, great fast turns, and lots of beautiful sites!
This high speed raft can get up close into the sides of the glacier bay and we got to sea harbor seals and some beautiful waterfalls! Alyssa was a wealth of knowledge, and so much fun! This entire operation is first class, and even if it'd been a slow ride, the sights were so breathtaking that we loved it. The fast, wild portion of the ride made it even more exciting!
Every part of this excursion was awesome-great customer service, great staff, and so many wonderfully beautiful things to see. Showing off the high speed maneuvers to the other cruise ships was an added bonus! Definitely worth every penny! Great time!

Date of experience: August 2017
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