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Great, if you’re a boat lover!

My husband and I love nearly any boat ride that exists. So, of course, we had a great time. We... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Fort Lauderdale
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Fun time

Fun experience on the 1200 hp boat. Beautiful views on the river. We saw a bald eagle perched on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gary c
Las Vegas, Nevada
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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 6 days ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour was interesting even though it was in a heavy rain so it took away from the visibility from the boat but the staff were very knowledgeable and the sites constructed to demonstrate how life was like was interesting. I would not recommend if...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having no idea of what the trip was, we decided to go on the trip that goes up the Susitna River. The boat was covered and safe, so there would be no sunburn, wind burn or freezing conditions. It was a great trip with guides...More

1  Thank coldGGK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very pleased about the offered service. Although, we missed our original tour due to road works, they offered us another tour the next day. The Devils Canyon tour was amazing. The white water part was impressive and we were lucky to see a...More

1  Thank Wout V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful time looking for bald eagles. The capt was full of wit & history about our view. Took us almost right back to our lodge

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We traveled 1 hour to Talkeetna by Princess Cruises tour bus to Mayhay's Jet Boat Adventures Tour. The locals were not friendly and hogged the window seats on the Mayhay's Jet Boat Adventures so my son could not see out. I asked the Naturalist and...More

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Sharon H, Manager at Mahay's Jet Boat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am so sorry for your experience and that you weren't able to be accommodated. We don't assign seats and it's unfortunate that we don't have control over who sits where. The way our boats are designed, you should still have been able to see...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a 3.5 hour 3 river tour. Fun riding in the jetboat and it is warm inside. Whenever we did see wildlife, we stopped. Israel was a great boat captain and guide. He grew up there and it shows how he loves the area....More

1  Thank MrSchwab
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the five hour Devil’s Canyon tour, led by Israel and Abby. For the most part, it was a fun trip, but some of the comments and jokes from the guides felt somewhat rehearsed. We did see a bit of wildlife on the tour,...More

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26 July 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.
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.