Ocean Raft Adventure
Ocean Raft Wildlife Adventure Shore Tour
We will start this Skagway shore excursion by outfitting you in the same gear worn by US Coast Guard rescue teams. Everyone will wear a one-piece exposure suit to keep you warm and dry throughout the trip. This suit fits right over your regular clothing. You will also have Oakley goggles, gloves and balaclavas (head covering) provided to enhance the experience.
After you are outfitted for this Skagway shore trip, we will board the vessel in the Skagway boat harbor, right next to the cruise ship docks. After a brief safety orientation aboard the boat, we will race out into Tayia Inlet and begin our tour of North America's longest and deepest Fjord.
On this tour, you will be riding on the same type of boat used by U.S. Navy Seals and Coast Guard rescue teams. With its deep V hull surrounded by inflatable tubes, this boat is designed to deliver a comfortable ride in any ocean condition. Its special design allows us to get extra-close to the shore while exploring hidden coves, waterfalls, beaches and wildlife. You will straddle our custom shock-absorbing seats as we race by the steep rock walls of this spectacular fjord. On this fun filled two hour adventure tour, your Captain will make multiple stops for photo opportunities and wildlife sightings are abundant. Eagles seem to be everywhere and keep your eyes open looking for seals, mountain goats and the occasional whale.
Our US Coast Guard certified Captains will provide a colorful narrative while under way, sharing their extensive knowledge of local animals, plants, history and geology. On occasion, the captain will turn the engines off, allowing you to soak in the sights and sounds of this pristine Alaskan wilderness.
Reviewer: Lisa Heffner
We had a blast, it was a full adventure, highly recommend.
Reviewer: julie Mead
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: Ralph Lindemann
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: Sweta Somasi
Excellent excursion. Very well executed. The captain and the naturalist were on time, knowledgeable, fun and competent. Good use of 2 hours!
Reviewer: Rita LoGiudice
Excellent and fun