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Mahay's Jet Boat Adventures

Talkeetna, AK, USA
About Mahay's Jet Boat Adventures
Mahay's Jet Boat Adventures is a family owned business that has been in operation for over 40 years. We are located about 2 hours north of Anchorage, just 14 miles off the Parks Highway, on your way north to Denali National Park or Fairbanks. There are 4 different tours that you can choose from, with varying lengths and adventure, each offering something different. All trips include our 1/4 mile nature walk where a Naturalist will talk with you about the early settlers in the area (the Dena'ina Indians and trappers)and show how basically and rustically they lived with the authentic replications of their dwellings. Our premier trip is the Devil's Canyon Tour where you will be able to experience Class V whitewater in the 44' jet boat, all while staying safe, dry and comfortable. There is also the Chulitna Gorge Journey, this trip heads up a braided river which offers a unique and picturesque experience. Alaska is one of 4 areas in the world that has an extensive braided river system.
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Our entire family of 8 (ranging in age from 14 - 75) thoroughly enjoyed our day on the rivers with Mahay Jet Boat! The scenery, stories, hike, and even lunch were really great. My 75-year-old father in law continues to talk about this day as the highlight of his two weeks in
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This was one of our Princess Excursions. Great choice. Boat pilot and guide were very. Informative polite. The guide gave us a wonder side trip ashore to see an old trapper site. Everything was great. We would highly recommend.
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A fun tour on a beautiful river. We loved the short little hike to the recreated indian villages and the delightful attitude of the guide as well as our pilot on the boat. Highly recommend this one.
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This adventure was great. We did the CHULITNA GORGE JOURNEY. 15 year old son also thought this was great. The views of the rivers and wildlife was great. The boat Captain was very knowledgeable about the surronding areas as he grew up in the Talkeetna Area. Also, the Guide
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When we saw this jet boat tour we thought it was going to be a thrill ride like the Jet Boat tours in New Zealand. When I saw the boat, I realized it would not be that. It was an enclosed Aluminum boat with shallow draft and powerful water jet propulsion to go up the shallow
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