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Mahay's Jet Boat Adventures, Talkeetna

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We offer three different excursions: the Wilderness Jet Boat Tour, the Three Rivers Tour and the Devil’s Canyon Tour.

All of our trips do a ¼ mile nature walk where you will visit a Dena’ina Indian encampment and a trapper’s cabin. Our on board naturalist will show you how these two different settlers of the area lived, along with furs and traps. While on the water, the boat will stop along the way at various points to talk about the mountain, differences in the river and you will go by an active bald eagles nest. If the weather is good, you will have beautiful mountain views throughout the journey.

All the trips begin on the Talkeetna and head ten miles up the Susitna to our Adventure Site and the nature walk portion. The Three Rivers trip does this basic 2 hour Wilderness Jet Boat portion but takes you on the third river in the area the Chulitna. The Chulitna is a beautiful braided river going through the Chulitna River Gorge. It’s a canyon with beautiful high rock walls and a picture perfect mountain view as you come out the other side.

Our premier trip is the Devil’s Canyon Adventure. This trip takes you 130 miles round trip through Denali National Park and into Devil’s Canyon which is class 5 whitewater! We take the boat just a little ways into the canyon and hold it there for you feel the power of the waves. You will be able to see into class 6 and experiencing the power of one of the most dangerous canyons in North America from the safety and comfort of our 56 seat diesel Jet Boat. We also provide a lunch on this trip.

Please call our office for more information and to book at 907-733-2223.
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  • What a class act by Eli the boat captain and Molly the first mate! Great narration and story telling. Nice catered lunch. Wonderful sharing the history at the trapper’s cabin and deserted community... 
    What a class act by Eli the boat captain and Molly the first mate! Great narration and story telling. Nice catered lunch. Wonderful sharing the history at the trapper’s cabin and deserted community...  more »
  • We did the River, Rail & Trail Trip. Holly, the naturalist, was super engaging; shared a ton of interesting information, especially during the train ride. 
    We did the River, Rail & Trail Trip. Holly, the naturalist, was super engaging; shared a ton of interesting information, especially during the train ride.  more »
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  • Great experience!! Very highly recommend if you are in this part of AK visiting. Israeli and Holly did a great job showing us their insight into this beautiful area of Alaska. The stories, the scenery and the white water were all absolutely amazing!! Completely unique day in Devil’s Canyon for our group of 10 that includes ages 10 to 75.
  • We did the Devil's Canyon adventure. It was an awesome day on the river! The captain had great stories to share as we went up river to the rapids. It was amazing to see the Claas 4 rapids with my 80+ year old mother. It was a smooth ride for the most part so all ages can enjoy it. The first mate was informative on the boat as well as in our nature walk. Just a great day!

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