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Fun experience seeing Alaska from the river and learning about rural life there

I read in a guidebook that this tour was touristy but worth it and I agree - it was somewhat... read more

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It is a worth adventure

This was our second time on this fun adventure we had family visit us from Kenya and wanted them to... read more

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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 yesterday

I read in a guidebook that this tour was touristy but worth it and I agree - it was somewhat touristy - more so than some other Alaskan experiences probably because we did the shorter tour - but it was well worth it. We added...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This was our second time on this fun adventure we had family visit us from Kenya and wanted them to experience this ride it is one that is worth experiencing

1  Thank Wanjiru M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fun trip with Michael as our guide. Very casual group. Hoping to see some SeaLife, but not lucky. Nice waterfall.

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Reviewed yesterday

This was one of the best tours we did on our trip. The captain and his guide were verhy knowladgeable and you could tell they loved their jobs. I really enjoyed the type of boat and getting off to see the cabin was very interesting....More

1  Thank janice r
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great boat ride. Walking portion is short but interesting. The guide and boat captain were interesting and knowledgeable. I enjoyed it.

1  Thank 39Tina_2013
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I thought there was going to be more rough water. Not until we got to one point was the water rough.

1  Thank Toni V
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took the 5 Hour Devil's Canyon Tour with Israel as our captain. The experience was awesome and he really knows the river and the area--impressive! We got up close and personal with the rapids, and I loved the excitement of being so close! There...More

1  Thank Mary D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fun day on the river with our friends. Trip is around 5 hours long with one stop to stretch our legs along a short nature trail. Our Boat Captain was Israel who was born and raised in Talkeetna. This allowed him to tell us many...More

1  Thank Jeanette D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow - a 135 mile river trip on a large jet boat (we had 45 passengers). The trip included a pretty good sandwich lunch, and a 30 minute nature walk with an example of an Athebascan fish camp and a trapper's canyon. However the real...More

1  Thank SoraBarb
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Chulitna Gorge Journey and were blown away by the splendor of the whole thing! Ticketing was a breeze, the meet-up and bus ride were seamless and brief, the boat was modern and boarding was a snap. Super organized outfit and comfy easy...More

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21 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.