McCarty Fjords Jetski Tours

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Fly-Out Glacier Tours by Jet Ski!

             If you are looking for an extraordinary experience in Alaska’s coastal backcountry, this is it!  You and your group will meet us bright and early at our floatplane office on Beluga Lake where you’ll climb aboard our de Havilland Otter floatplane.  After a brief warmup, our 10 passenger, 600 h.p. bush aircraft will leap off the water and into the air, up and through the Kenai Mountains on our way to the Outer Coast.  You’ll experience wild Alaska as we maneuver through mountains with lush green valleys, over turquoise blue lakes, and past the second largest waterfall in the state.  This 25 minute flight will end in one of the many protected bays right in the heart of the Kenai Fjords National Park where our 90’ transport vessel, the M/V Peregrine, your guides, captain, and crew will be eagerly awaiting your arrival.  After a short transfer from aircraft to boat, we’ll size everyone up for warm, top-of-the-line dry suits, helmets, gloves and neoprene boots.  Even though you will never be alone on your adventure, safety is paramount in the backcountry, so we provide everyone with linked radio communications, life jackets with water-activated strobes, and emergency locators.  Our guides will walk you through a detailed safety brief and tutorial on how to operate these amazing and powerful machines.  One-by-one we’ll taxi away from the boat as your guide leads you into some of the most incredible bays and coves in Alaska. 

On the 18-mile cruise to the McCarty Glacier along the northwest shoreline, you’ll have the opportunity to see an abundance of sea life and panoramic vistas of waterfalls, beaches, alpine ridges, and rocky pinnacles that will leave you speechless.  At the end of the Fjord is the mighty McCarty Glacier that drops straight into the ocean.  We will carefully navigate and slow roll through a maze of giant blue icebergs giving you plenty of time to take it all in and capture the memories with your camera.   We’ll gather as a group and turn off the machines for a few minutes.  Can you hear it?  The glacier is groaning as it moves at a microscopic pace down the mountain grinding the rocks along the edges and further carving the valley below.  If we experience good fortune in timing, we could be there to watch as house-size chunks of ice calve off and crash into the water.  This is a sound and sight experience you will never forget.  Time to start our cruise back to the boat. 

For the return trip, we’ll cruise along the Southeast shoreline on our way to Moonlight or Surprise Bay.  We’ll explore a myriad of incredible bays and coves along our route of travel, many of which have cascading waterfalls originating from the snowcapped mountains above.   After 25 miles of incredible coastline, we’ll arrive back at the Peregrine where we’ll tie up the jet skis, shed our drysuits, and quench our appetites with a barbeque lunch fit for royalty.  Soon after, you’ll hear the thunder of the mighty Otter as it comes around the corner and lands gracefully a few hundred feet from the boat.  After 6 hours of sensory overload, it’s time to head back to civilization.  Once this journey is complete, you will have experienced a part of Alaska that has only been seen by the most adventurous visitors and residents alike.

 

Trip Length – 6 hours

Cost Per person - $695 for drivers $495 for riders + tax

PLEASE NOTE: AS OF MARCH 1, 2022 A FUEL SURCHARGE OF 5.85% IS APPLIED TO ALL CHARTERS

 

Tour Q&A 

Can drivers and riders switch during the tour -  yes

Is there an age limit – Yes, drivers min 16 and have a valid drivers license.  Riders must be min 12

What is included – Round trip flights to the Fjords, guides, safety gear, jet skis, meal, and park Fees

Are private charters available – yes, 10 drivers at a flat rate of $6950 plus tax Riders

How many jet skis are available – 10

How many seats per jet ski – 2 max

How many guides - 2

What to bring - we suggest layered warm clothes, sunglasses, camera, and appetite

What is the availability – 7 days a week from June 15th to August 25th (additional days and dates available by request)

Times of departure – 8 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.

Check in at our Beluga Lake office located at 1184 Lakeshore Drive Homer, AK – 30 minutes prior to departure

Aircraft we fly – de Havilland Otter and Cessna 206 floatplanes

Does the boat have a restroom – yes, the M/V Peregrine has clean private restrooms

Will I be cold while out on the tour - no, we provide the latest in dry suits, helmets with visors, and other marine gear to block the wind to keep you safe and warm.  We suggest bringing a sweater, fleece, or sweatshirt to ensure comfort. 

Cancellation policy – Weather cancels and cancellations for mechanical are full refund or reschedule.  Customer cancels prior to 60 days, full refund minus credit card fees. Inside 60 days will be refunded only if seats are sold to someone else.

 

 

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