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“Amazing Fun” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Black Diamond ATV Tours

Black Diamond ATV Tours
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Nepean
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57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Amazing Fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

My husband booked the side by side ATV tour just outside of Denali, against my better judgement as we had never done anything like this before. We are seniors but think that we are teenagers. He picked a 'good one'. We had a fantastic time and Steve 'from Jamaica' our 6'5" guide was terrific. He was very knowlegeable and extremely helpful. Our tour took included a stop at the Dry Creek riverbed, an amazing place in itself and through some of the nicest wilderness and photo ops near Denali. We were even fortunate enough to see moose up close. The tour included a stop at the Black Diamond dinner lodge where we were served more food than we could eat. All in all we found that this excursion was well worth the money and one of the best we ever been on.

Visited July 2014
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Blair, Nebraska
2 reviews
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“Great morning of adventure”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

We met our guide, Christian and covered the safety aspects prior to taking off on our
ATV morning. It was raining when we arrived, but somehow Christian managed to make it stop. We had a ride over the trails and down into the river bottom. It was my wifes first experience on a true ATV and she had a great time. Christian was knowledgeable on the history of the area and was very personable. We got to see a moose Cow with her calf in the thicket and was only 35 or so yards from them. We would both recomend the experience if you have just a little bit of adventurous sprit.

Visited July 2014
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Just Having Fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

On a recent Holland America tour of Alaska we booked the Side by Side ATV Adventure and simply had a ball. Our guide Marco was a great young fellow that did all in his power to give us a fun time. I'm an older guy who has never driven an ATV before but once we got comfortable driving the side by side we were off and running; through mud, trails, river beds, and creeks. What was billed as a small lunch stop was an amazing home-cooked-style meal any Grandma would have been proud to serve. This was one of the highlights of our trip!

Visited July 2014
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Ghent, NY
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“BEST EXCURSION EVER!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

My husband and I just returned from a 12-day land and cruise vacation to Alaska on the Princess line. The trip was amazing, one of the major highlights being an excursion with Black Diamond ATV Tours just outside Denali. It was booked as a "treasure hunt", but when we met our guide, John, he explained that, if we preferred, we could skip the clues and spend more time exploring the beautiful country and enjoying the thrill of the ride--and a THRILL it was!! John drove us, and 2 other women who were also part of our Princess trip, and we had the BEST time! We popped beers, my husband lit a cigar, and off we went on a wild adventure, flying through streams and over boulders, whooping and hollering the whole way. The scenery was magnificent, and John was very knowledgeable in pointing out interesting facts about the area. The meal we were served far exceeded our expectations--"real" dishes, cloth napkins, amazing fresh cooked and delicious food (salmon, ribs, chicken, salads, fresh berry cobbler AND wine!), after which we continued our trek to enjoy more breathtaking scenery. As I told John, this tour would definitely rank as one of the major highlights of our trip, not just because it was so much fun, but also because having him as our guide added so much to the enjoyment of the adventure. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the Denali area (and ask for John)!!

Visited July 2014
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Williamsport, IN
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“overcrowded, poor equipment”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

First, the positive.. the food was good, the staff were personable and when we could see, the scenery was diverse. The night we went, we felt the attraction was overbooked. There was a tremendous amount of dust, especially being at the back of the pack. They were short on helmets, so it took a long time to locate a suitable one. I wasn't sure how sanitary the helmets were. Our ATV broke down, so once again we were left behind. Once resolved, we were late for the meal. The windshield of the ATV was very scratched up and cloudy. Combined with the extra dust, it was very hard to see. We really looked forward to this adventure and were disappointed.

Visited July 2014
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