Backcountry Jetboating

Price: $175

Duration:  2 hours

Timing:  9:45 AM and 1:45 PM are most popular

Location:  Twentymile Valley referred to as “20 Mile River ” on AK DOT signs is mile marker 80.7 from Seward on the Seward Highway.  Boat launch is a highway pullout directly on Seward Highway next to 20 Mile River. Chugach National Forest permits limit accessibility to Twentymile River especially on weekends, advance reservations highly recommended for your complete satisfaction.

Summer Season:  May 15th to August 31st,  2017 depending on river conditions

Activity Miles:  25


Adventure awaits around every corner on this exhilarating jetboat ride into the wilds of Alaska. Jetboats allow access to wilderness areas of the Twentymile Valley where glaciers flow from snowcapped mountains and stunning scenery surrounds. Carmen Lake is the ultimate up-river remote destination where we go ashore to view and photograph nearby glaciers, waterfalls, avalanche debris and mountainous slopes.Navigating the scenic Twentymile, Glacier and Carmen Rivers allows up close views of the glaciated Chugach National Forest. Along the way eagles, moose, porcupine and bears share nature’s corridor as we look at beaver lodges and salmon streams. Braided and log strewn river sections and jet spins add to the excitement as the rivers narrow, climb, twist and turn into the mountains.

Skilled Coast Guard licensed captains utilize powerful and maneuverable jetboats equipped with convertible tops for rainy days. They share their backcountry knowledge, unique lifestyle and friendly nature along the way. Nearly exclusive Forest Service permits allow us limited un-crowded access to the wilderness. We provide you with waterproof raingear; remember your warm layers, hats, gloves, cameras with case and sunglasses. Jetboating is a thrilling Alaskan escapade taking you into the backcountry Alaska is famous for.


$175 adult   $145 children 3 – 12

9:45 AM,  11:45 AM, 1:45 PM,  3:45 PM, 5:45 PM  ~  2 hours         
Meets at 20 Mile River Bridge, Mile Marker 80.7 of the Seward Highway


$200 adult  $170 child roundtrip from Hotel Alyeska, Girdwood

9:15 AM,  11:15 AM, 1:15 PM,  3:15 PM, 5:15 PM  ~  3 hours         
Meets at Hotel Alyeska front lobby, 1000 Arlberg Ave, Girdwood AK near white whale statue.

Text or call 907 783-3600 if you have a large group or special request!