Helicopter & Jet Boat Combo
We really like this tour because it combines much of what Alaska has to offer in one package: a helicopter tour with views of Denali (weather permitting), a jet boat tour, and a guided tour offering cultural and historic insight into the rich history of the area. Plus, it includes a lunch; how much better can it get?
Enjoy a trip aboard two of Alaska’s greatest forms of transportation and learn local history along the way. You will begin your trip in Talkeetna, where you will board a jet boat to travel up the Susitna River. After about 25 scenic minutes, you will arrive at the cultural site for a ¼ mile nature walk. Here, you will learn of the earliest settlers in the area, the trappers and the Dena’ina Indians. Along this trail, you will learn how each group lived and survived in a very basic and rustic manner. Your captain / guide will also teach you about some of the local flora and fauna.
Once you have learned of the early settlers, you will again board a jet boat for the remainder of the trip to the historic town of Curry. This used to be the halfway stop for the railroad between Seward and Fairbanks during the two day steam train trip and a very popular resort in the early 1900’s. Visit the historic town site, where the once the Grand Curry Hotel (built in 1923) stood. After your tour of the historic town site, you will board our helicopter for a spectacular helicopter flight back to Talkeetna.
11:30 am pick up guests from hotel or check in time at Mahay’s Jet Boat Tours office
11:45 am departure from Mahay’s Dock by jet boat
12:10 pm arrive at Dena’ina native cultural site for guided tour with captain ~roughly 30 min
12:45 pm back on board the jet boat and eat lunch on board
1:30 pm arrive at historic site of Curry for walk
2:00 pm helicopter meet up for flight back to Talkeetna
2:15 pm arrive back in town
- Scenic jet boat tour on the Susitna River
- Dena’ina native cultural tour
- Lunch aboard the jet boat
- Visit the historic town of Curry
- Spectacular helicopter flight back to Talkeetna
Take a look at some of our most recent photos from this tour.