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Chilkat River Adventures

Haines, AK 99827-0556
+1 800-478-9827
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Jet Boat Adventure and Haines Highlights - Haines Departure
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Jet Boat Adventure and Haines Highlights - Skagway Departure
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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, braided Chilkat River system. The boats are powered by quiet four stroke outboard jet motors and are uncovered for the best wildlife, scenery, and photography opportunities. Moose are often the highlight of the tour along with bald eagles and their massive nests that are dotted along the river banks. The private property for the jet boat landing, is owned by the Hess family, providing visitors with all the amenities, such as modern, clean bathrooms and a covered, heated lunch pavilion. This tour offers everything, extra outerwear to stay warm and dry, customer service at the highest level, warm and friendly staff, experienced Coast Guard licensed captains and plenty of fun. The Hess family started their business in 1991, taking guests from afar, to explore their Alaskan backyard!
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Haines, AK 99827-0556
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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Thank Karen S
Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

The drive from the Haines ferry was an tour of its own with the lady coach driver proving a lot of commentary about the local area and life in this remote part of the world. In arrival at the site we were kitted up in...More

Thank JanTBerkshire_UK
JetBoatAlaska, Marketing at Chilkat River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2017

JanTBerkshire_UK, Thank you for sharing your experience is such detail, the staff at Chilkat River Adventures prides themselves on top notch service. We want all of our guests to enjoy the beauty of Alaska and we love to welcome you to our backyards. Thank you...More

Reviewed September 12, 2017

My husband and I were recently on Holland America's Nieuw Amsterdam and had booked this trip prior to leaving New Zealand - and we weren't disappointed! From the ferry ride to Haines, the fantastic bus driver who was so knowledgeable about the area, to the...More

Thank MissTrish70
JetBoatAlaska, Marketing at Chilkat River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2017

Miss Trish70, Thank you for taking the time to provide a review for our future guests. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time on our tour. Cheers~

Reviewed September 10, 2017

From the pier where our cruise ship docked we walked down to a double hull ferry for maybe a 40 minute ride to Haines, boarded a bus and traveled thru Haines up river for maybe 20 minutes. Traded our shoes for rubber boots and a...More

Thank wegoustay
JetBoatAlaska, Marketing at Chilkat River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2017

Wegoustay, Thank you for providing a review, I believe you are referring to Chilkat Guides float trip. We are Chilkat River Adventures and have jet boats with four stroke engines that tour the Bald Eagle Preserve. Please provide a review on their page so they...More

Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

We recently vacationed in the Haines area and decided we wanted to get on the river to really experience Haines. Good company with a nice tour. They pick you up by bus from the ferry/cruise pier. Quick 30 (ish) minute bus ride takes you to...More

Thank Ron M
JetBoatAlaska, Marketing at Chilkat River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2017

Ron M, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, We appreciate the feedback that you have provided for our future guests, if you are ever back in Alaska we welcome the opportunity to take you on another river trip. Cheers!

Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

After you get off the ship, you board a ferry from Skagway over to Haines. Takes about 30 minutes. Then after a short bus tour of town, you ride for about 20 minutes to the river. Then around 90 minutes on the river and reverse...More

Thank ngbtn
JetBoatAlaska, Marketing at Chilkat River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2017

ngbtn, Thank you for taking the time to provide a review, we appreciate your experience. Although you may not have seen wildlife on this trip we hope you enjoyed the beauty of Alaska. Thank you for choosing Chilkat River Adventures. Cheers!

Reviewed August 28, 2017

We took this excursion via the Carneval cruise line. We went on a riverboat in Haines and had a great time. We had a small group and we spent lots of time on the water and our guide pointed out the sights. We ended our...More

Thank esmith1978
JetBoatAlaska, Marketing at Chilkat River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2017

esmith1978, Thank you for taking the time to provide a review, we appreciate your feedback. We enjoy sharing the beauty of Alaska. Thank you for choosing Chilkat River Adventures as your tour. Cheers!

Reviewed August 19, 2017

We booked this through Princess Cruise Line. We had two adults and 3 teenage kids in our group. We took the ferry from Skagway to Haines. It wasn't raining when we arrived in Haines but it did rain off and on during our jet boat...More

Thank 10S4Annette
JetBoatAlaska, Marketing at Chilkat River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2017

10S4Annette, Thank you for taking the time to leave an informative review for our future jet boaters. I am glad you pointed out what we offer for warmth and advising our customers to take the items offered, we want everyone to be as comfortable as...More

Reviewed August 18, 2017

During our trip, we saw total of 3 eagles in mid July. One was on the drive over to the start of the boat ride. No other wildlife spotted as I feel the noise of the engine scares away the wildlife. Food provided was excellent...More

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Thank amp471
JetBoatAlaska, Marketing at Chilkat River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2017

amp471, Thank you for sharing your experience. Chilkat River Adventures is in their 27th season on the Chilkat River. Over the years we have upgraded our engines from two stroke to four stroke to lesson the impact on pollution and noise. Sometimes the wildlife are...More

Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

We booked Chilkat river adventures thru our Princess cruise excursions. What a great adventure !! The ferry trip from Skagway to Haines was very informative the bus ride to the boat dock was excellent!! Cheryl our driver was so much fun and full of knowledge...More

Thank Julimowrer
JetBoatAlaska, Marketing at Chilkat River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2017

Julimowrer, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with future jet boaters. Our staff truly enjoys sharing Alaska with our customers. Thank you for choosing Chilkat River Adventures for your tour. Cheers!

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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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readsmaps
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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