Glacier Jetski Adventures
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours • Waterskiing & Jetskiing
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Glacier Jet Ski Adventures offers the most exciting hands on glacier viewing tours in Alaska! With our full line of SEADOO watercraft, high quality gear, and knowledgeable guides we have everything you need for a once in a lifetime jet ski adventure with your friends and family!
Whittier, Alaska

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Travelers' Choice
2022

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LMNCook
Cincinnati, OH17 contributions
Jun 2021
My husband, 17-year-old son and I took this excursion while we were in Whittier. It really was a highlight of our vacation. It is thrilling but not for the faint of heart.

Once you reach Blackstone Bay it is stunningly beautiful. It was so much fun to watch harbor seals popping their heads in between ice from the glacier.

My son said this was the best part of our entire vacation. Thank you for that,

If I had any suggestions it would relate to perhaps slowing down in Blackstone Bay to take in the scenery instead of traveling 50 to 55 miles an hour just to reach the main points on the tour. Also doing 40+ miles an hour in rough waves is difficult. When members of the group are falling behind, the guide in front should slow down instead of the guide in the rear telling everyone to close the gap. When someone is going as fast as they can for the conditions they should not feel pressured to catch up. We still made it back 15 minutes early so time was not an issue. We have been jet skiing in rough waves before so we understand you have to keep some speed up.

This is the only reason I am not rating this as excellent.

Overall I do recommend this excursion as long as you don’t have anybody too young or with any health conditions.
Written July 11, 2021
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Brandy E
Lake Charles, LA16 contributions
We booked the jet ski through inn at Whittier. We did not stay at the hotel although it seemed very nice and cozy. We did eat at the restaurant and the food was awesome.

For the jet ski tour to the glacier:
Started at 10 am by meeting Andrew at Inn at Whittier and signing consents. Then you proceed to another place to get ready. Word to the wise…..when they say where layer….WHERE LAYERS. I had 2 pairs of pants and 2 shirts. They provide the dry suit, slip on shoes, googles, gloves, and a life jacket. Make sure and bring a beanie, a gator to cover your face, and a rain jacket. I didn’t bring my gator so they were nice enough to let me borrow one. It’s very very cold on the water and it was raining the day we went so the gator was a must. It takes a hour to get to the glaciers And a hour to get back…..you can stop and take pictures at the glaciers. It was beautiful. My 19 year old LOVED it. Was his favorite thing in Alaska. I found the cost very reasonable for the Amt of time we were on the jet skis. There was another tour that was 4 hours. I was very glad we didn’t have this extra hour. You don’t realize how cold you get on the water. Even with the cold and rain…..I would still suggest this tour and Andrew. He was great. We also dealt with Brittney with scheduling and rescheduling and she was great. Very outgoing and friendly people. Make sure and end your trip with lunch or dinner at the INN!
Written August 22, 2022
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Mike M
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Couples
First trip to Alaska and this was our first choice of excursions once we flew in and it didn’t disappoint us!!
Wife was alittle uneasy about seadoos in the ocean but after 20 min you couldn’t pull her off..
The staff is patient and truly love their jobs..
The machines, dry suits etc are all top of the line as they buy new water craft every year..
You running on the water for 3 hrs with stops along the way allowing plenty of time to see the sights. If it’s real cold or just cold blooded ask for a onesy fleece suit to wear under your dry suit.
You have the choice to drive your own ski or ride 2 up if your not sure about controlling your own ski.
I would highly recommend this adventure!!
Written August 16, 2021
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Thanks so much for coming with us and the amazing review!
Written August 21, 2021
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Kathleen U
3 contributions
Aug 2021
This was one of the best trips we took in Alaska. We were a group of 6 all in our low 70’s. Some of us were a little fearful. But the owner, Charlie, outfitted us in dry suits, waterproof booties, helmets and life vests. The jet skis are top of the line -being new every year. He then spent a bit of time explaining how to be safe on the water. We listened carefully and followed his instructions and had a very safe rewarding experience. James led the group out with Charlie following making sure all were comfortable and we stopped a few times on the way out to make sure all were doing okay. We lucked out with a beautiful day with calm waters. Getting to the glaciers was amazing. We rode around ice in the water, listened and saw some calving of the glaciers and then got close to fantastic waterfalls. Charlie took pictures of us all and sent them to us. We all thought it was a lifetime experience. Don’t pass this trip up - but be willing to listen and follow instructions to be safe. This is a top notch company!
Written August 31, 2021
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Emily M
Victoria, Canada15 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
This was such an incredible experience! Charlie and Rebecca made sure every part of our trip was epic and amazing. I would highly recommend doing this tour while in Alaska - by far the best part of our great Alaska trip. We love supporting small business’ and Glacier Jetski Adventures is obviously a family owned company built with love and respect for their local area!
Written November 30, 2021
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AprilJ0Y
Lewiston, ID69 contributions
Jun 2021
What a thrilling adventure along the western edge of Prince William Sound to the rugged and beautiful fjord of Blackstone Bay. We traveled about 40-50 miles on jetski, checking in on waterfalls, navigating little icebergs, and listening in awe to the cracking of the tidewater glaciers. From the very beginning, our guides Dani and Beth were friendly, laid back, and patient, helping us gear up for the cold and sharing their recommendations. They both have such a chill vibe even as they emphasized safety and having fun without being dangerous. They took multiple pictures of us and shared them after the trip -- a phenomenal gift of documenting a monumental day. Our only wish concerned one of the other participants who was assigned the position in front of us and wouldn't/couldn't keep up with the group, which meant we were stuck going more slowly and arrived at the destination places after everyone else. When the bay is a mirror, zipping along at top speeds is part of the thrill! But two thumbs up for our guides and this company!
Written June 29, 2021
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Matt B
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
Sep 2020
It's a good thing they don't have a "pay what you think it was worth once we're done" policy because I would've emptied my bank accounts after doing this. One of the most incredible experiences, truly once in a lifetime. It's expensive, yes, but worth every penny. If you're worried about falling in, don't be. If you're worried about being cold, don't be. Not only was it fun, exhilarating, and unique, but other than some slightly cold fingers and toes, we were completely comfortable (and felt safe) the whole time. There's so few places in the world you can do something like this, so if you're in Alaska and thinking about it, JUST DO IT.
Written September 30, 2020
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Dave F
2 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Wow! What a unique experience! We just got back from 9 days in Alaska. We saw and did so many fun things, but Glacier Jetski Adventures out of Whittier was the most exciting and unforgettable. There are many ways to view and experience glaciers, but nothing quite like jetting through a beautiful narrow fjord surrounded by waterfalls and glaciers. We were even fortunate enough to have a whale encounter. Charlie and Dani were the best guides you could ask for, and even on a cold rainy day, we were dry and comfortable with all the great gear they provide. 5 stars for sure and highly recommended.
Written June 28, 2021
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Erica
Chicago, IL4 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
The last time I was on a jetski was my first time about 20 yrs ago. Suffice it to say I am an inexperienced jetski operator. Dani and James were great at coaching me and I found myself easily going 45-54 miles per hr after warming up. The scenery of Blackstone Bay was breathtaking and having the ability to get closer to the glaciers than any boat made the tour worthwhile. To give you an idea of how close we were to the glaciers we had to navigate mini icebergs that calved off the glaciers. Dani was also excited to point out glaciel waterfalls to us. The company also outfits you in a drysuit, booties, helmet, and personal flotation device. Prior to the date of your excursion you are also emailed a detailed set of instructions of what they will provide and what you should wear. This outfit is thorough to say the least. All the pictures they take of you are free, you can’t beat that hospitality. Don’t forget to tip the guides, they are worth it. If you are looking for a once in a lifetime exhilarating experience, this is it, you won’t forget it.
Written August 4, 2021
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margolouise
Wyomissing, PA2 contributions
Sep 2022
We had a wonderful afternoon on the water with the Owner Charlie and guide, Dani! First off, they have the latest and greatest jet skis and have all the best gear for you to have a safe and enjoyable time on the water. Being in a small group tour style was great as we could go at a pace we were comfortable with and we got to see multiple glaciers and some wildlife. It was just a fun day on the water and it was largely due to the team that operates Glacier Jetski Adventures. My husband and I had a blast and would encourage anyone going to Anchorage, to take the train to Whittier (beautiful train ride by the Alaska Railroad) and enjoy this jet ski adventure!
Written September 14, 2022
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