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Jet Boat

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

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Toni V
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We took the 5 Hour Devil's Canyon Tour with Israel as our captain. The experience was awesome and... 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
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22333 South Talkeetna Spur Rd, Talkeetna, AK 99676
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Reviewed today via mobile

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

Thank Toni V
Reviewed yesterday

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 2 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 3 days 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 3 days 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

1  Thank pless0331
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As part of a 2 week vacation booked through Princess Cruise Line, we booked the "Wilderness Jet Boat Adventure". At 4 the night before, we were told the trip was cancelled. The reason given was that there was too much debris in the water and...More

Thank Clint B
Sharon H, Manager at Mahay's Jet Boat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Clint--I am so sorry for the misunderstanding and that you weren't able to go on a trip with us. I was able to do some research and I apologize if you were given inaccurate information. The trip you were scheduled on was indeed cancelled due...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Jet Boat Tour by Mahay’s Jet Boat Adventures took us on the Talkeetna & Susitna rivers to Devil’s Canyon. We were on one of their large boats which can carry up to 45 people. It's powerful to handle the river rapids: 3-357cu Chevy engines, up...More

1  Thank riny
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the 5 hour Devil’s Canyon tour. Israel was our captain. He had great stories and the first two hours is a nice calm ride with beautiful scenery. Then we got to the rapids! You go over category 4 & 5 and the boat...More

1  Thank taxHero
Sharon H, Manager at Mahay's Jet Boat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

It is so nice to be able to share some of our fantastic Alaskan river scenery with our guest and it is so great when it is appreciated. Everyone has a different feeling of adventure and we are glad that you enjoyed our way of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I took the Devil’s Canyon tour. It was terrific. Captain Israel is awesome. His skill and knowledge is top notch. To say The rapids were worth seeing is the understatement of the year. Book this adventure you won’t be disappointed.

2  Thank Candace B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing & thrilling way to see Talkeetna and all of the rivers!!!! I highly recommend the Jetboats regardless of which one you pick! Excellent service and commentary from the bus to the boats!

2  Thank AnDeCrMa
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CStockstell
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.
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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.
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