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Jet Boat Adventure and Raptor Expedition - Skagway Departure

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    Explore miles of tributaries on the stunning, glacially-carved Chilkat River system. A local professional guide/naturalist ensures your comfort every step of the way and provides entertaining, informative narration about living in Haines and why they love it. After your river tour, enjoy the scenery on your way back to Haines. We will make a stop at the American Bald Eagle Foundation and enjoy the live raptors and wonderful little gift shop. This Skagway shore excursion is ideal for nature and animal lovers and adventurers.

    Stop At:

    • Haines Highway, Alaska
    • Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, Miles 8 Thru 31 Haines Highway, Haines, AK
    • Chilkat River Adventures, 842 Main St., Haines, AK 99827-0556
    • American Bald Eagle Foundation, 113 Haines Highway, Haines, AK 99827
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Cruise Ship Pier or Hotel pick up upon request
    Departure Time
    Departure times vary in accordance with ferry schedule and availability. A time will be suggested once booking is complete.
    Duration
    6h 30m
    Inclusions
    • Port pickup
    • Haines town tour
    • Transport by air-conditioned mini-bus
    • 1.25 hour scenic jet boat tour
    • Jackets, Gloves, Ear Muffs, and Lap Blankets will be provided for jet boat ride
    • Local taxes
    • Lunch
    • Beverages
    • Driver/Guide/Captain
    • Local guide
    • 30 minutes at the American Bald Eagle Foundation
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • You must reconfirm with supplier for exact departure time as it changes daily. Failure to reconfirm may result in tour cancellation.
    • Please dress in warm layers and comfortable shoes
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Vegetarian and gluten free options are available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
    19Reviews2Q&A
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    This trip was by far my favorite - I loved our guide Javier- so knowledgeable and very quick to stop the boat when someone spotted wildlife. We got to see Bald Eagles and a Moose! But even if we didn't see any animals I would have enjoyed the ride and the beautiful scenery
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    Response from JetBoatAlaska, Marketing at Jet Boat Adventure and Raptor Expedition - Skagway Departure
    Responded 13 Sep 2019
    Sheryl V, We are so glad that you got to enjoy Alaska's beautiful scenery, sounds like you got the bonus tour and saw wildlife. Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. Best Regards, Chilkat River Adventures
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    This trip was well worth the effort. One of the best shore excursions I've been on. The guide, Rustin (I hope that's the correct spelling!) drove the bus and piloted the boat. He was very entertaining and tried very hard to find us some moose or bears. However, since this is the
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    Response from JetBoatAlaska, Marketing at Jet Boat Adventure and Raptor Expedition - Skagway Departure
    Responded 13 Sep 2019
    JillDW, We appreciate your informative review, the beauty of the Alaskas land is always impressive but seeing the wildlife is a bonus! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Best Regards, Chilkat River Adventures
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    Unseasonably warm and calm weather lead to an outstanding adventure. The catamaran was a nice ride, although 100 % full and a bit stuffy inside. Also, could not hear the tour guide as the microphone did carry her voice. That said, the scenery on our way to Haines was most
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    Response from JetBoatAlaska, Marketing at Jet Boat Adventure and Raptor Expedition - Skagway Departure
    Responded 13 Aug 2019
    Darlasuec, Thank you for sharing your experience, it sounds like you got a bonus tour! We thoroughly enjoy sharing the beauty of Alaska with our guests. Best Regards, Chilkat River Adventures
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    The tour guide was really friendly and knowledgeable of the area and wildlife. The boat ride was fun and the scenery was amazing. We were able to see eagles and salmon but nothing else. We were hoping to see moose or bears but there weren’t any that day. I guess it depends on
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    Response from JetBoatAlaska, Marketing at Jet Boat Adventure and Raptor Expedition - Skagway Departure
    Responded 29 Jul 2019
    Jeffrey Y, We are sorry you didn't get to see wildlife. As you know we are in a natural wildlife habitat and there are times we don't get the opportunity to see them. We hope you enjoyed the beautiful scenery that Alaska has to offer, we truly live in an amazing part of the world. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Cheers, Chilkat River Adventures
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    We had a long day tour , bus rides and a ferry to Haines and it’s worth the effort. Nature at its best we saw eagles taking food to it’s nest, a Moose and a bear with its cub. All this in a jet boat with an Experienced licensed captain from Culebra Puerto Rico.
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    Response from JetBoatAlaska, Marketing at Jet Boat Adventure and Raptor Expedition - Skagway Departure
    Responded 28 Jun 2019
    X2220SUjosem, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are so glad your grandchildren enjoyed their time on the river, Alaska truly is an amazing state for beautiful scenery. Best Regards, Chilkat River Adventures
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    About the operator
    By: Chilkat River Adventures
    169 reviews
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    jody e
    Utah
    10
    Eagles, Salmon, Mountains, Swans and Moose on the Chilkat River.
    We booked this tour seperately from the cruise ship and were glad for it. Our tour was able to go longer than the
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    RussW146
    Chatham, Canada
    13517
    So friendly
    The whole crew from Cheryl who picked us up in Haines to Sierra who shared her puppy with the group to Javier our
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    Sheryl V
    20
    Fabulous Trip
    This trip was by far my favorite - I loved our guide Javier- so knowledgeable and very quick to stop the boat when
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    JillDW
    30
    No moose or bears :-( But there were EAGLES! And a Harrier!
    This trip was well worth the effort. One of the best shore excursions I've been on. The guide, Rustin (I hope
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    robert h
    Morristown, New Jersey
    280111
    Alaska Wilderness River Adventure Chilkat River
    An easy way to penetrate into remote area to see bald and golden eagles.. Probably a 40-minute ride by bus to the
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    harrymd
    Ossining, New York
    8634
    Unique jet boat experience in silt river
    Chilkat river is shallow and filled with silt from the glacier runoff. These unique boats are designed to run in
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    E8355HXsuem
    Fort Myers, Florida
    30
    Fun adventure
    Had a great adventure on the river with our guide, Rustin. Most informative, learning a lot about how people live
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    kwelch7
    Auburn, Washington
    10
    Most informative guides and amazing tour!
    I went on this tour last month during an excursion from the cruise I was on. Every single thing about it was
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    MIT N
    57
    Waste your time and money - go ahead!
    Save your time and money and do something else. I paid over $600 for 3 people to see nothing. First of all from
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    Lee L
    10
    Excellent Alaskan tour into Wilderness!
    My favorite Alaskan excursion was in Haines on the Chilkat River Advertures, Inc. jet boat tour. Taken in August
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    GypsyRoseBrisbane
    Brisbane
    116
    The adventure of a lifetime
    Magnificent, awesome—no words can adequately describe this adventure. Our guide Rustin Goodin made the day,
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    Adiamital
    11
    A great day in Alaskan beauty
    We had a fantastic day with Rustin , was knowledgeable, adventurous and above all - with a great sense of humor.
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    darlasuec
    10
    Beautiful Weather and Beautiful Scenery
    Unseasonably warm and calm weather lead to an outstanding adventure. The catamaran was a nice ride, although 100
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    Jeffrey Y
    Juneau, Alaska
    10
    Beautiful nature tour
    The tour guide was really friendly and knowledgeable of the area and wildlife. The boat ride was fun and the
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    Janet M
    Morehead City
    2122
    Wonderful trip
    We booked this trip through Holland America. Our bus driver, Cheryl, was most informative. She told us about the
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