Ocean Raft Adventure

Gosh this was a lot of fun!
September 29, 2023
At times a fast ride. We sped down the inlet doing circles and raising one arm in the air whilst holding on tightly with the other hand. We stopped at waterfalls, and whenever anyone on board spotted some wildlife. The host team were great, very friendly, and full of knowledge. It was my favourite excursion.
Reviewer: Mary McKinney
5 Stars
Ocean Raft Advanture
September 12, 2023
Beautiful day. Fun time.
Reviewer: Brenda A Storck
5 Stars
Best excursion
July 22, 2023
We thoroughly enjoyed this excursion from start to finish. The naturalist was informative, the zodiac was fast and fun (sit in the front), and we saw bald eagles and some seal.
Reviewer: Heather
5 Stars
June 12, 2023
The girls were great! So much fun
Reviewer: Angie Doughty
5 Stars
Amazing Experience
August 18, 2022
My family had the most amazing experience on this excursion. Captain Jen and Alyssa were so fun and knowledgeable about the area, we were mesmerized. I was a little concerned it would be “too thrilling” but I felt safe and created memories for a lifetime. I wish we could post pictures here, we have a great one of the whole boat! Take this excursion, you won’t be sorry!!
Reviewer: Kristy Ouellette
5 Stars
August 03, 2022
This was a different way to see scenery and water wild. A few Eagles, some seals, waterfalls, and some high speed travels made for a fun day. It was somewhat cold, but our life suits kept us warm inside.
Reviewer: Kevin Boriack
4 Stars
Beyond Words Beautiful
June 14, 2022
This was absolutely the most beautiful place I have ever seen. Of course you can see the land from a cruise boat but this different perspective and viewpoint left my group speechless. The staff is amazing, the boat is amazing, the scenery is beyond amazing. Book this if you have the opportunity.
Reviewer: Amy Coleman
5 Stars
What a hoot!
June 10, 2022
Our "raft" captain was excellent. Knowledgeable, passionate, and lots of fun. We saw a whale, migrating birds, otter, gorgeous landscapes, and eagles. The ride was a blast!
Reviewer: Kathy Geiger
5 Stars
Choose This Adventure!
May 26, 2022
The vendor was on time and professional. Friendly and helpful crew. They had us in our warm protective suits quickly and easily and had suits for all body types. We had a great time on the boat and got to see lots of wildlife. We got to indulge our thrill seeking side safely!
Reviewer: Christine Mueller
5 Stars
So much fun!
November 19, 2019
We had a blast, it was a full adventure, highly recommend.
Reviewer: Lisa Heffner
5 Stars
ocean raft adventure
August 09, 2019
It was a really fun time with a lot of interesting information about the area of Skagway! The boat ride was real fast and exciting. The staff was amazing.
Reviewer: julie Mead
5 Stars
Ocean Rafting
August 08, 2019
Great fun. Got close to seals, Bald Eagles, waterfalls, mussels etc. Narrative provided by personnel was illuminating and fascinating. Ride was fantastic.. Equipment kept us warm and dry, exhilarating experience. Ocean Raft personnel were friendly, informative and went the extra mile to make it fun.
Reviewer: Ralph Lindemann
5 Stars
Fun Trip
July 25, 2019
Excellent excursion. Very well executed. The captain and the naturalist were on time, knowledgeable, fun and competent. Good use of 2 hours!
Reviewer: Sweta Somasi
5 Stars
July 24, 2019
Excellent and fun
Reviewer: Rita LoGiudice
5 Stars
great experience
July 24, 2019
this adventure was fabulous. We were outfitted in appropriate attire for a great adventure through fabulous scenery.
Reviewer: Marcia Pann Capuano
5 Stars
Excellent! Professional Crew
July 24, 2019
This was the highlight of our trip! Dressing up the Navy Seal gear was awesome. We did donuts in the water and got up close to the waterfalls and caves. We saw harbor seals and Bald Eagles. It was absolutely freezing so we were grateful for the thick suits. Hats and gloves were also provided. Our crew was well organized and very knowledgeable. So happy we did this! We booked this tour from the Shore Excursions website. It was not offered on our cruise ship's site until 30 days prior to sailing and it was listed for more than what we paid here. People on land were asking if the coast guard was going through drills when the boats sped by. I explained that it was an excursion and they said they wished they had known about it.
Reviewer: Laura Amodeo
5 Stars
The Highlight of our trip!
July 18, 2019
If you are afraid of the water or boats, this is not for you. That being said, this is a terrific excursion! We wondered about the whole “raft” thing, but I felt perfectly safe on this boat. The orange jump suits are full body life preservers. They are also warm, so on a cool or rainy day, they would be great. It was hot and sunny when we went, but still much cooler on the water. We saw beautiful waterfalls and views in general, had a fun boat ride, and as a bonus, saw some wildlife. I would book it again. It was worth the cost. Enjoy!
Reviewer: Joanna Secco
5 Stars
Very Good!
July 18, 2019
It is exciting but not too exciting, very good for me and my friend. They provided the suit and all things to keep you warm, safe and comfortable. Guide and captain are friendly. We enjoyed it .
Reviewer: Ka Wai Carrie Liang
5 Stars
Great experience
July 11, 2019
This was a lot of fun. The suits they provided kept me warm and dry. We say eagles, seals, a mountain goat and birds. The crew was very knowledgeable and friendly.
Reviewer: Judy
4 Stars
Fun Excursion!
June 13, 2019
Had a great time on this excursion. Was nice and warm in the dry suits. Bumps were not too bad on this boat and the seats had pegs for people with short legs so the fast ride was comfortable. We saw whales, sheep on the cliffs, harbor seals, eagles and beautiful waterfalls. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable about the area. I would definitely do this excursion again.
Reviewer: Jennifer
5 Stars
Alaskan Raft Adventure
August 27, 2018
Had a blast riding on this large raft. The boat pilot was excellent and the guide was awesome. Saw lots of seals , Bald Eagles. Amazing scenery including Waterfalls, Mountains. Highly recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Jim Lotzer
5 Stars
Ocean raft Adventure
August 13, 2018
The survival suits that were given to us to where we're very warm and kept you very secure. The guys were very informative and the captain of the boat was very good in managing the boat. The scenery was awesome and beautiful. We received plenty of time for photo-taking. I would definitely recommend this to anyone. We did not have any difficulties as far as rough riding.
Reviewer: Cheryl
5 Stars
Fun experience
August 13, 2018
Fun raft trip for all ages. Saw an eagle up close and some seals. Orange suits keep you warm and dry.
Reviewer: Lisa herzer
4 Stars
So much Fun!
August 06, 2018
The Ocean Raft was a blast. A total adventure from "suiting up" to racing across the frigid water to viewing waterfalls and sea otters up close. Our guides were terrific and made the ride lots of fun. Family of five (ages 17 and up) all loved it. Highly recommend this for anyone looking to up the adrenaline level and experience Alaska up close. Shore Excursions was so easy to work with and all of our excursions were just as promised. Will definitely book with Shore Excursions again if we are lucky enough to need them!
Reviewer: Lori Peljovich
5 Stars
Ocean Raft adventure
July 30, 2018
High adventure in a fast ocean raft. Beautiful water falls and lots of seals.
Reviewer: Don K. Workman
5 Stars
Great adventure
July 16, 2018
The captain and tour guide were grey! They were both polite, friendly and knowledgeable! The rest of the staff was friendly as well. We were outfitted with survival suits and were helped onto the raft (zodiac type boat). We were offered more gear to keep warm and dry! The boat goes pretty fast so having that extra gear on is highly recommended!!
Reviewer: Susanne
5 Stars
Breathtaking and Fun Boat Ride!
July 16, 2018
This was the highlight of our wonderful Alaska cruise. The boat ride was so much fun and the scenery was magnificent. Our Captain and Naturalist were so wonderful. We could not have picked a better pair to take our group on this excursion at 7:30 am. The water was very calm and weather was perfect when we arrived. I highly recommend this excursion if you are cruising to Skagway. You won't be disappointed!
Reviewer: Clara Triana
5 Stars
Ocean raft adventure
July 16, 2018
It was educational and very fun! We got to get very close to some beautiful water falls.
Reviewer: Stacie
5 Stars
July 14, 2018
The staff was very nice, but to me the excursion was not worth the amount of money we spent to see nothing but ride on a boat.
Reviewer: Marlene M Saad
3 Stars
Great time
July 09, 2018
Thanks Captain Ashley and Bevin for the great ride. Saw lots of seals, eagles and otters. Fun when we went fast, and was very informative. Lots of great photo ops as well.
Reviewer: Laurie Welbourn
5 Stars
exciting and beautiful
June 25, 2018
stunning scenery, numerous bald eagle sightings, many beautiful waterfalls...i would go on this excursion again if we are fortunate to revisit Alaska.
Reviewer: jeanette
5 Stars
Warm, fast, and fun.
June 18, 2018
Great crew. Knew what they were doing, made everyone feel welcomed and safe, and knew a lot of details about the area and the birds and animals we saw. The safe suits were absolutely the bomb! Kept us toasty warm and dry, making the excursion comfortable and safe. The boats were also terrific. Well designed, fast, and maneuverable.
Reviewer: Hugh
5 Stars
so much fun
August 14, 2017
we decided to grab the front two seats if they were still available. nobody got to them ahead of us, so we took our places. unbelievable that we could rotate and translate that much for so long and still not get wet. more fun than any barrel of anything. do it. when it gets bumpy, stand up.
Reviewer: Jim
5 Stars
Fantastic Excursion - Do This One!
August 01, 2017
All we can say about this excursion is DO IT! What an adventure! Everything about it was a blast, from the great staff who picked us up, to the team members who outfitted us in super-warm body suits, to the captain and naturalist on board. The boat ride is a little rough (warning if you have neck or back problems) but the seats are saddle-style so my husband and I used our legs to lessen the impact on our spines. You'll go fast, do loops and figure-eights and get up close to waterfalls. And if you are SUPER LUCKY like us, you will see Orcas (our trip was the first time our on-board naturalist had seen them in this area in four years). We also saw harbor seals lazing on rock shelves, and bald eagles.
Reviewer: Clare Marlow
5 Stars
July 26, 2017
We travelled here in June 2016. We had not booked an excursion here, but while walking around we came upon it. Best thing we ever did!! Speeding near the cliff edges and open water was great. Had time for watching nesting Eagles, sunbathing seal and beautiful waterfalls. Would definitely do it again.
Reviewer: The Viators
5 Stars
Unique, fun boat ride
November 23, 2016
Great staff, very friendly and knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed our fast boat ride down the fjord. We got up close to dozens of harbor seals and pulled within a few feet of some beautiful waterfalls. Ride is pretty bumpy, so I don't recommend for folks with bad backs or necks. Insulated suit keeps you super warm and dry, regardless of the weather, so don't worry about being cold.
Reviewer: Tom West
5 Stars
November 20, 2016
Probably the most fun we had all holiday! How do you combine nature and high-speed excitement? This is how! We raced down the sound from Skagway and back, pausing from time to time to admire scenery and nature thanks to our excellent guide and vessel captain. We got close to waterfalls, seals and even a mink. Several bald eagles were encountered along the way too. This trip is not for the nervous and we loved it!
Reviewer: Nigel & Liane
5 Stars
Exactly what's promised
November 10, 2016
This was a terrific excursion. Really great guide and captain, fun boat, and gorgeous scenery. We were a party of seven fom 9 to 70, and we all had a ball. The family pictures the guide took are some of the best of our trip. And because we were on a tight schedule to get back to our ship before she sailed, they all made an extra effort to be credibly efficient debarking and getting us undressed!! And back to the dock. Thanks!
Reviewer: Mary
5 Stars
Ocean Raft Adventure Skagway
August 18, 2016
I took my 10 year daughter on this excursion and it was loads of fun. From pickup to drop off the staff was very helpful and ensured that all participants had an enjoyable and memorable experience.
Reviewer: Craig Royal
5 Stars
Ocean Raft Adventure
July 19, 2016
Fantastic adventurous fun! If I return to Alaska, I would do this again in a heartbeat and I highly recommend it. Our guides were knowledgeable about the area and provided a fun, thrilling, fast exciting tour. Great way to spend time in Skagway!
Reviewer: Marilyn
5 Stars
Awesome. One of our favorites.
August 28, 2015
Both the captain and our guide were friendly and knowledgeable. For a family of 5 with teenagers and elementary school, it was perfect. My 10 year could not stop grinning the entire two hours. Truly one of the best excursions for our family.
Reviewer: The Fab Five
5 Stars
The best excursion we have ever taken
July 24, 2015
The crew was excellent. They ensured everyone was safe and comfortable, they answered all questions, they were quick to point out all wildlife along the way (we saw lots of eagles and harbor seals). The boat ride was exhilarating, the scenery beautiful especially the waterfalls, and the wildlife was really close to the boat. Overall a wonderful experience and would recommend it to almost anyone because it is much more secure than I thought it might be.
Reviewer: Old adventurer
5 Stars
Exhilarating ride with natural beauty
July 18, 2015
We didn't really know what we signed up for. It is a great adventure for all ages. We have a 8 and 10 year old boys. They loved the high speed ride as well as seeing all the nature. We saw about 25 seals and 10 bald eagles 2 waterfalls. At the same time the guide pointed out things about nature that we didn't know about the region.
Reviewer: Mom of Boys
5 Stars
Fantastic Excursion!
September 14, 2014
This was such a great excursion. My husband and I really enjoyed this. The mustang suits were great. They kept us dry and warm. They supplied the suits, the caps, the gloves, and the goggles. The guides were very informative and fun. I have to say it was the best excursion on our whole 14 day vacation. You have to like the water to enjoy. We say lots of Bald Eagles, Seal Lions and my favorite part the Beautiful Waterfalls.
Reviewer: Great Guides
5 Stars
A happy repeat customer
September 11, 2014
A very happy repeat customer, we are taking our son & grandkids next year also! See you then!
Reviewer: NayNay
5 Stars
What an awesome ride!
September 03, 2014
This was an amazing excursion . Wildlife was abundant and the guide made sure to point out each sighting. The ocean raft was even better than I expected after reading all of the reviews! I highly recommend this excursion . This is our third trip to Alaska and we have been on many excursions...this was the best. We will definitely sign up for this again.
Reviewer: Texas traveler
5 Stars
June 12, 2014
saw a whale, mountain goats, Eagels- so fun
Reviewer: rosanne
5 Stars
See the shore up close
July 25, 2013
Great close up of seals, eagles, waterfalls and other wildlife and landscape because of the speed and accessibility of the watercraft. Go where only this type of boat can go. Great guides. They provided all the clothing and footwear necessary.
Reviewer: Bob
5 Stars
Early morning wakeup!
July 08, 2013
Went out on a zodiac boat that was fun and unique. It was a warm morning in Skagway so the ""exposure suit"" was a bit too warm but didn't dampen the fun. we saw bald eagles, seals and waterfalls. great fun
Reviewer: Tim with a dot
4 Stars
This was alot of fun!
July 03, 2013
We had fun on the boat and saw lots of wildlife!
Reviewer: mindy
4 Stars
June 22, 2013
I had already reviewed this on Tripadvisor- but the more venues I can give this excursion kudos the better. This was by far the best thing to do in this port. The value was great and the adventure exceeded our expectations. We happened to hit ""pay dirt"" the day we went. Lots of breaching whales ,seals, bald eagles etc. However- even if we had not it would have been fun.
Reviewer: Tina the traveler
5 Stars
June 08, 2013
We never book our shore excursions on a cruise through the ship- You will find better trips and better values if you do your homework- This did not disappoint!!! Awesome accommodations in terms of gear great tour guides and great adventure - thanks Heather and others!!! We did not expect to hit all the nails on the head but we did saw breaching whales and tails close to the raft eagles, seals and pups and mountain goats- Even if had not hit ""pay dirt"" it would still have been just fun!!! Can't say enough- great value too
Reviewer: Tina the
5 Stars
The best Shore Excursion!
August 16, 2012
These young men who guided the raft excursion were first rate! They were funny and adventurous. They were knowledgable and well informed. They were the very best Alaska has to offer!
Reviewer: New to Alaska
5 Stars
It was awesome!!
July 20, 2012
My family and I had a great time! This was the most fun excursion that we took on the cruise and we did at least one excursion each port. It was very thrilling and my family and I would do it again if we ever go back to Alaska again! Definitely a must do, you won't be disappointed!
Reviewer: Tina the Traveler
5 Stars
Exciting Thrill Ride
July 14, 2012
Good value caring helpful People
Reviewer: EPJ
5 Stars
Well worth the money!
July 06, 2012
The Ocena Raft Adventure was one of the best experiences we had in Alaska. The raft was a unique ride, to say the least. You travel in a Coast Gaurd rescue Zodiac raft which is capable of going fast and turning sharply. We jumped the Alaska ferry waves and was able to get right next to the shore line. But the staff made the adventure truely an unforgetable experience. They loved what they were doing and that excitement was contagious. The wildlife veiwings are unpredictable, but we were able to see, up close a humpback whale, harbor seals, 11 Eagles at once and a porcupine. The scencery was breathtaking! Being on the zodiac raft gave you a different perspective, which was amazing. If we are back in Skagway, we will take the tour again. It was money, and time well spent.
Reviewer: Tracy - a fan!
5 Stars
Absolutely Amazing
June 11, 2012
We had an absolute blast on this excursion. The guides were so great, lots of fun and knowledgeable. We have nothing but praise for the excursion and would recommend it in a heartbeat for anyone taking the cruise. Definitely a once in a lifetime experience. Thank you!
Reviewer: Brian and Lisa the cruisers
5 Stars