“Loved the ride.. fun and thrilling!”
I live in Skagway and had a great nephew (14) visiting and wanted something fun and exciting to do with him, but that I'd enjoy, too, being in my fifties. We chose the Ocean Raft Alaska. I'd heard good things about them last summer (2011) and wanted to experience it for myself. What a blast! You're suited up in a 'mustang' survival suit, so no cold to worry about, and you have a dry place to tuck your camera during the thrill runs with water spray. The quick turns were a hoot! I couldn't believe, too, how much I enjoyed getting up close and personal with the cliffs along the fjord. We saw beautiful waterfalls, seals and sea lions, and, even after being a guide here for over 20 years, learned a few new fun facts! The operators are personable and eager to assist in taking photos and answering questions. We had unusual weather for this summer... it was actually a sunny day! I can see this being fun, though, regardless of the weather, and that's a real plus when you're in the rainforest that is the Inside Passage. When I asked my nephew what the best thing was about the trip, he said the the turns and speed, for sure. If there was a downside at all, it was that I found the seating a bit tight, but I noticed they had 2 different types of seating: saddle and bench, so I might try the other on the next trip... and there will be a next trip!
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