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Chilkat River Adventures

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Where the road ends, your adventure begins! Experience the true wilderness that Alaska is famous for on our narrated river tour in the heart of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve which explores miles tributaries of the stunning glacially carved...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Haines, AK 99827-0556
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

our driver Cheryl Mullins was one of the highlights of our trip. She was full of great infro about what we were about to see and do. My wife just love her smile and how helpful she was.We feel that she should have a "shout...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank _lavere47
JetBoatAlaska, Marketing at Chilkat River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018

Lavere47, Thank you for sharing your experience about Cheryl, she thoroughly enjoys her job and all the visitors she meets. We will be sure to let her know you enjoyed your time with her. Best Regards~

Reviewed October 7, 2018

We had a wonderful day on the river.we saw lots of mother natures beauty .Eagles,moose swans and salmon. We sat by a warm fire and met some really nice people.We will do this trip again.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

I had a wonderful trip down the river with CP, he had tons of enthusiasm and seemed dedicated to finding us wildlife. It was a gorgeous day and felt good to be outside enjoying the wilderness. We saw an eagle grab a fish right out...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Freya R
JetBoatAlaska, Marketing at Chilkat River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

Freya R, Thank you for sharing your experience, CP loves what he does and enjoys sharing it with our guests. We appreciate you choosing Chilkat River Adventures for your tour! Best Regards~

Reviewed October 2, 2018

I have to give the staff credit for doing everything possible to make us comfortable but it was cold. The food served was very minimal and we didn't get to see much. I have read other reviews that had better luck. It was not through...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Liveforetravel
JetBoatAlaska, Marketing at Chilkat River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

Liveforetravel, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. As much as we would love for the weather to be promising, Southeast Alaska is a natural rain forest. Our valley is full of various colors of green because of how much it is...More

Reviewed September 26, 2018

Although we did not see any bears or moose, we did see plenty of eagles and a few Swans. The scenery is awesome. Javier, our guide, tried to find us some critters, but critters are not on a schedule. The boat ride was great, even...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dennisandee
JetBoatAlaska, Marketing at Chilkat River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

@dennissandee, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your experience. The staff of River Adventures thoroughly enjoys sharing the beauty of our great state with our guests. We appreciate you choosing River Adventures for your shore excursion. Best Regards~

Reviewed September 9, 2018

This was definitely to lowest point in our cruise. Expect to stay for hours in a river boat, likely cold, and to see almost no wildlife exept from some eagles, which could be seen elsewhere in the city in a much comfortable way.More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank acukiert
JetBoatAlaska, Marketing at Chilkat River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

acukiert, We are so sorry you were disappointed with your tour. We try our hardest to provide additional layers of clothing and blankets for those chilly days, Alaska's weather can become inclement within minutes and when we are surrounded by glaciers we tend to get...More

Reviewed September 8, 2018

We opted for the jet boat excursion while our Princess cruise ship docked in Haines with the hope that we would be able to spend optimum time on the river viewing wildlife as opposed to bus trip getting to the preserve. Although we had to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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JetBoatAlaska, Marketing at Chilkat River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Mauibird, Thank you for providing your experience in such great detail. Being Alaska natives we know that our weather can change rather quickly so being prepared is optimal. We would love the opportunity to view wildlife on all of our tours but as you stated...More

Reviewed September 1, 2018

We considered the ferry ride from the docks in Skagway and the bus trip to the Hess family docks to be an intregal part of the entire trip. The lecturer on both the ferry and bus were extremely informative. Our captain on the boat "CP"...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank conniesumrall0999
JetBoatAlaska, Marketing at Chilkat River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Conniesumrall0999, Your subject line says it all, we thoroughly enjoy sharing the beauty of our amazing state with our guests. We are honored you chose our excursion and look forward to seeing you again. Best Regards~ Chilkat River Adventures

Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Excellent adventure cruise down the glacial melt chilkat river. Our driver Jay who picked us up at the ferry was very knowledgeable and gave a good narration to and from the camp. Upon arrival we were assigned to our river guide Javier who took us...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank clintb705
JetBoatAlaska, Marketing at Chilkat River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Clint b, We appreciate your feedback, thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We often have inclement weather and appreciate when our guests take advantage of the additional layers we provide. Best Regards~ River Adventures

Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Wow, great ride and scenic views! Our captain pointed out eagle nests, glaciers and we spotted a moose across the meadow! Great family time and interesting for kids from 9 yrs and up! Go go go!

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Alan L
October 25, 2016|
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Response from JetBoatAlaska | Property representative |
Hi Alan, We operate from May to September and there is much to see throughout the season. I recommend checking out our website or giving us a call. We'd love to help you with your travel plans. Best Regards, Robert Chadwell
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MandMUs
May 22, 2016|
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Response from JetBoatAlaska | Property representative |
Hello, our departures vary on each day depending on the fast ferry schedule. Please contact us via phone or through our website for schedules on specific dates. Thanks, Robert Chadwell Manager
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Pam C
February 10, 2016|
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Response from JetBoatAlaska | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your question. Our tour cost varies depending on which port you will be departing from. Please contact us via the web address listed above for full pricing and any other inquiries you may have. We would... More
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