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“don't expect an exciting jetboat ride”

Denali Wilderness Safaris
Ranked #4 of 4 things to do in Cantwell
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

I've been on numerous jetboat rides around the world and by comparison, this is just a fast ride up the river and back. No exciting turns or action you would expect from a jetboat. The ride is less than an hour and then there is an hour educational talk about Alaskan animals and furs and you get to pan for gold for a few minutes. It was ok, but I wouldn't spend the money on it again.

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

The three hour jet boat tour is not exactly a three hour jet boat tour, which is reason I am writing this review - just so that potential visitors will have a better idea of what to expect. If you get picked up in Denali, you will first get on a bus and travel 27 miles south to a cabin. They take you into the cabin and show you a bunch animal pelts and talk to you about them. They also feed you "beaver tail", which was delicious. After about 40 minutes of talking to you about the local area and the animals, they take you out to the back of the cabin and you spend about 20 minutes panning for gold. Then they show you a replica of a miner's tent. Then you are escorted over to their reindeer and will get the opportunity to feed it. Finally, you get on the jet boat.and go up and down the river. During the ride, the driver stops frequently to talk more. After that, we got back to the cabin, then back on the bus to make the trip to Denali. All of that occurred in slightly under three hours. We didn't seen any wildlife, but that is a hit or miss chance. I hope this review helps you to be informed about your experience with the Denali Wilderness three-hour Jet Boat Tour.

2  Thank DaisyQ13
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

The price was very reasonable. Great pics of wildlife and nature on display. Scenery is absolutely breathtaking. Driver was very knowledgeable. Plenty of bathroom and scenery stops.

Thank Charrisse H
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

I visited Denali Wilderness Safaris Aug 2013 and had a great time! This is a 20 mile tour of the Nenana River that also includes a trappers talk and sweet treats. Captain Scott is personable and interactive with his passengers. The wilderness is amazing and the boat provides a great ride to view Alaskas natural beauty and wildlife.

1  Thank Melody P
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

Just got back from Alaska and did a lot of things. This excursion was by far the most real experience and exposed us to the history of trapping and wilderness living. And the jet boat ride was amazing. It was fast and wild but safe. Guide and owner was really a great guy. Grizzly hide was hanging over a log. Hot chocolate and fried dough were delicious. This is a genuine Alaskan family who cares about educating people who visit Alaska. We learned so much and it was just such an interesting and warm experience the jet boat tour was amazing and the scenery beautiful. This business truly cares about their reputation. Fantastic tour. Don't miss it.

2  Thank vickietoria
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