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Haines Wilderness Odyssey by Jet Boat

Skagway, Alaska

Haines Wilderness Odyssey by Jet Boat


  • 61/4
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Family Recommended
  • Outerwear

This Jet Boat Odyssey is truly the journey full of adventure while gaining knowledge and understanding along the way.

Beginning in Skagway, you will meet your representative on the pier to start the journey. First by a Catamaran ferry, setting sail to the port of Haines while taking in the breathtaking scenery along the way. The waterway that you will be on is the longest and deepest Fjord in North America, with mountains that rise straight up from the ocean, to heights of 6,000 feet.

Reaching the port of Haines, you will meet your driver, who will take you on the second leg of the journey, venturing north for your 45 minute narrated drive along the Chilkat River on the Haines Scenic Byway. You will arrive at the Jet Boat Facility, where all the amenities are available, such as modern and sparkling clean bathroom facilities. This is where your river Captains await, anxious to prepare you for the Jet Boat Odyssey, where they love to share their knowledge and enthusiasm about this valley that you are going to explore. This adventure will take you into the roadless portion of the Bald Eagle Preserve, in search of wildlife in the true Alaska Wilderness. Along the river journey, keep a watchful eye for moose, bears, eagles, swans and many other species of animals that call this area of the valley, their home. After exploring the many channels of the glacial fed river, you will return to the jet boat landing where all facilities are available. Before boarding the bus for your return trip, you will receive a box lunch to enjoy along the way, retracing your steps back to Skagway, by motor coach and ferry. You will return with a new appreciation for the Alaska Wilderness and those who call it home.

Need to Know:

Note: Although wildlife sightings are frequent, they’re not guaranteed. Outdoor wear, hats, gloves, and blankets are provided at the site. Motorized scooters are not allowed. Guests must be able to step into and out of buses and boat. Wear casual comfortable walking shoes. Not recommended for pregnant guests in their 3rd trimester. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.

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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.



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