Your tour starts at your Anchorage hotel at 9AM with a narrated transfer to Talkeetna. There you will join one of the pre-selected activities below. After a day full of adventure you will return to your hotel between 6 and 8PM.
Jet Boat Ride
Your 2-hour jet tour will begin aboard an enclosed jet boat, as it whisks you into the heart of the wilderness in comfort. As you travel twenty miles of river wilderness, your naturalist will talk about the rivers in the area, as well as information about Mt McKinley. You will have opportunities to view nesting bald eagles and beavers who seem to work every hour that the long light of summer provides.
Upon arriving at your adventure site, you’ll take a leisurely ¼-mile nature walk to a Dena'ina Indian Encampment. The Dena’ina have lived in these lands since time immemorial. Then it’s off to an authentic trapper’s cabin with original furnishings. Learn how early trappers in this region lived in "Bush" Alaska at the turn of the century. Your experienced guide will display furs from the local area and demonstrate trapping methods. Naturalists will also acquaint you with the wildflowers and plants that grow in abundance along the river system and you’ll learn about the edible plants that were used by the Dena’ina for cooking and medicine. Bring along your camera and comfortable walking shoes for this very special Alaskan adventure.
Flightseeing Tour with Glacier Landing
Take to the skies and get a birds-eye view of the landscape of Denali National Park and Mt. McKinley! This one-hour bush-plane experience gives everyone a window seat to the grandeur of Denali (Mt. McKinley): the tallest mountain in North America! A real Alaskan bush pilot will tell you about the area as you soar over glaciers, the Don Sheldon amphitheater, intense blue meltwater pools, and the Great Gorge of the Ruth Glacier.
Zip Line Tour
Zipline Tours offer a thrilling and educational way to experience breathtaking natural scenery and our awesome Alaska wilderness. From our “South Side” perspective, the panoramic views of the Alaska Range, and Denali National Park are amazing and the opportunity to see Denali from a tree-top platform with the boreal forest at your feet and Mt. McKinley at your brow is unbeatable.
The zipline portion of your day is 3 hours long, with 9 zips, 3 suspension bridges, and a tour guide to share knowledge of the local flora and fauna.
Rail & Raft
Your tour starts by flagging the historic Flag Stop Hurricane Train - one of the last flag stop trains in America. You’ll ride the rails from the historic Talkeetna townsite depot to Chase, approximately 11 miles north of Talkeetna. When you wave your flag, the train stops, lets you off and your adventure begins with a hike down the river bank where a rafts await you for a scenic float trip down the mighty Susitna River.
Floating this pristine glacial fed river offers many beautiful wilderness views. Imagine floating through a land so silent you can audibly hear the suspended glacial silt as it brushes against the raft's floor. See Eagles flying by, salmon jumping in the river, moose crossing the side creeks, an occasional bear stalking fish along the river banks.
You’ll stop on a river island for a complimentary "Flag Stop Rail 'n Raft" cooler filled with a delicious gourmet lunch catered by the Historic Talkeetna Roadhouse. Choose between a selection of homemade sandwiches
including: BLT, turkey, veggie and pulled pork.
Available from May 15 to September 15, 2017
Jet Boat Ride$249 per personBooking Code SBT2
Zip Line Tour$349 per personBooking Code SBT3
Rail & Raft$359 per personBooking Code SBT10
Flightseeing & Glacier Landing$530 per personBooking Code SBT1
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