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Mahay's Jet Boat Adventures

22333 South Talkeetna Spur Rd, Talkeetna, AK 99676
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Unbelievable

Israel was an unbelievable driver! With 1200 hp, he zoomed up the river twisting and tour and... read more

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Cruiserkids
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Cairns, Australia
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Excellent tour to Devil’s Canyon

Make sure that you book the corect tour. The company has multiple trips but the one you want is the... read more

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Calin P
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Devonport, Tasmania, Australia
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Mahay's Jet Boat Adventures is a family owned business that has been in operation for over 30 years. We are located approximately 2 hours north of Anchorage, just 14 miles off the Parks Highway, on your way north to Denali National Park or Fairbanks. There are 3 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 Naturalists 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 45' jet boat, all while staying safe, dry and comfortable. There is also the Three Rivers Tour, where you will travel on the Chulitna River. This river is 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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22333 South Talkeetna Spur Rd, Talkeetna, AK 99676
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Reviewed today via mobile

Israel was an unbelievable driver! With 1200 hp, he zoomed up the river twisting and tour and giving us the ride of our life aver40 knots in just a few centimetres of water. We saw MtMcKinley, lots of eagles and trees that beavers have chewed....More

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Reviewed yesterday

Make sure that you book the corect tour. The company has multiple trips but the one you want is the 5 hours Devil Canyon one. We went on a vice boat, 3 engines, 1000hp capable of high speed on the river. The highlight is the...More

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Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I took our 18 year old grandson on the Devils Canyon adventure. What a treat! We had a engaging, storyteller captain, Israel, and a knowledgeable, fun naturalist, Alice. Our trip was a fast paced 5 hour white water jet boat ride culminating...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took our 17 year old grandson and 18 year old granddaughter, who were visiting fronm CA, on the 2 hour wilderness trip in June. I have a tendancy to get queasy on boats, but this was a comfortable and smooth sailing ride. Jake and...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went on the 2 hour adventure. Weather was great! Our captain and assistant were very informative and very friendly. We thought there were very punctual, prepared and an all around great company. Overall we had a fabulous trip, captain and what a well run...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Wow. What can I say, great trip. Enjoyed a well narrated tour. Boat ride was a great warmup to the ride in the rapids on the Devils Canyon tour. Israel and Alice were the team that provided all the fun. Plus lunch was pretty good...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We did the two-hour trip up the river to a trapper's cabin and native cabin. The sky was clear with a great view of Mt. Denali. We took pictures of the mountain as well as eagles. The boat captain gave us a comfortable ride on...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As someone who spends a lot of time piloting boats in tricky condition I am amazed at the skills of the skipper. His river knowledge and undoubted skills at the helm made this adventure feel very safe. It was belittling to witness, first hand, the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did this at the end of our Alaska trip, and it was one of the best yours we did! For a 1200 hp jet boat, it was surprisingly smooth and relatively quiet. The river is not rough until the end were the rapids start,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend doing this tour. Our guides, Israel and Emily made this trip so informative and fun. Israel is from the area so he made it so interesting with his knowledge and stories. Dont miss this adventure!!

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CStockstell
21 July 2016|
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Response from RelaxedCouple92595 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, marine style, depending on your tour, you might get to stop and use an outhouse.
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Cynthia H
2 June 2016|
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Response from JimKehoe | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. If you desire, you can leave them on the boat while doing the land portion of the trip. The pilot of the boat stays with the boat, so you can have some degree of security.
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