Talkeetna Sightseeing Tours

Talkeetna Tours

Talkeetna, which means the “meeting of three rivers”, was an important trading community in the early pioneer days. Natives, trappers, and merchants used the rivers for transportation by boat in the summer and dog sleds in the winter.

Today, Talkeetna is the base camp for climbers testing their skills against Denali, and it is also the jumping off point for many of our excursions.

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  • McKinley Wilderness Jet Boat Adventure

    Wilderness Jet Boat Adventure

    Experience the rivers of Alaska in a technologically advanced environmentally controlled jet boat, created to safely local navigate rivers. This gentle ride takes you 20 miles up and back on…

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  • Ultimate Denali Hike & Flight

    Ultimate Denali Hike & Flight

    Take off in a seaplane for a fantastic journey deep into Denali’s remote backcountry. Your flight will take you through the Great Gorge for an awe-inspiring up-close views and an…

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  • Three Rivers Tour

    Chulitna Gorge

    Your journey aboard the fully-enclosed jet boat includes an awe-inspiring 60-mile river adventure that glides along three rivers that offers panoramic views of Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley). As the jet…

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  • Talkeetna Zip Line Adventure

    Talkeetna Zipline Adventure

    Your exciting zip line adventure begins with a safety briefing session. Your guide will lead you on a short hike to the course entrance where you will climb a staircase…

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  • Talkeetna River Float Trip

    Talkeetna River Float Trip

    Enjoy an eco-friendly scenic float trip down the Talkeetna River. Meet with your guide for a brief safety lecture before launching and floating down six miles of pristine river. Your…

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  • Summit McKinley Flight

    Summit McKinley Flight

    Feel the excitement only a few mountaineers have experienced on this tour. Explore the granite walls and winding glaciers in Denali National Park and climb 20,000 feet aboard a multi-…

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  • McKinley River, Rail and Trail Adventure

    River, Rail & Trail Adventure

    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 the…

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  • McKinley Wilderness Trail Ride

    McKinley Wilderness Trail Ride

    Saddle up for an adventure through the Alaskan wilderness! Your guided tour begins at the stables located next to the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge. Meet your experienced and professional…

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  • McKinley Discovery Tour

    McKinley Discovery Tour

    This is absolutely the best tour for seeing Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley) and other high peaks in Denali National Park and Preserve! You will begin your incredible flightseeing adventure in…

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  • Horse Drawn Wagon Ride

    Discover Alaska the way pioneers and gold prospectors did back in the days—by a horse-drawn covered wagon! The excitement begins when the wagon picks you up right outside the Mt.

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  • Glacier Landing Explorer Tour

    Glacier Landing Explorer

    Do something extraordinary! Land on a glacier in Denali National Park beneath North America’s tallest mountain— Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley). Your tour will take you into an ancient world of…

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  • Devil's Canyon Adventure

    Devil’s Canyon Adventure

    Embark on an incredible adventure that offers the unimaginable beauty of Alaska’s vast and remote wilderness. Designed for the adventurer who seeks the ultimate Alaskan river experience. Traveling in an…

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  • Denali Wilderness Hike

    Denali Wilderness Hike

    Explore Alaska’s spectacular wilderness on an exhilarating trek with an experienced naturalist guide. Start your hike through challenging terrain on park trails through lush vegetation along forested trails while your…

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  • Chulitna River Rafting

    Chulitna River Rafting

    Eco-tourism at its finest! Enjoy an eco-friendly way to get to Talkeetna to enjoy shopping, eating, and the local sights. Embark on a peaceful and scenic float trip that takes…

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  • Byers Lake Paddle Trip

    Denali Kayak Tour

    Come see the beauty of Byers Lake as you glide through tranquil waters on single or tandem Sit-On-Top kayaks. Start your tour with brief and easy paddle instructions then embark…

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  • McKinley Black Bear UTV Adventure

    Black Bear UTV Wilderness Adventure

    Climb in the passenger seat of a custom Yamaha six-seater “side by side” UTV for an exhilarating off-road adventure with a friendly driver-guide. Come have fun and learn about the…

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  • McKinley Black Bear ATV Adventure

    Black Bear ATV Adventure

    Hop aboard your very own automatic ATV for an exhilarating two-hour expedition into the natural wonders of the Alaskan wilderness. As you explore the breathtaking surroundings, you’ll learn about the…

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  • Trapper Creek Homestead Tour

    Trapper Creek Homestead Tour

    If you’ve ever wanted to meet a modern day pioneer? Now’s your chance! Visit the Porterfield family and their homestead featured in Princess Cruises’ 2008 award-winning documentary, The Heart of…

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  • Sun Dog Kennel

    Sun Dog Kennels

    Just 35 miles north of Iditarod headquarters and the sled dog capital of the world, Talkeetna is at the heart of the home training ground for mushers and their racing…

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  • McKinley Talkeetna Sportfishing

    Alaska Sportfishing

    Experience Alaska sportfishing at its finest aboard a specialized jet boat or raft for a tranquil day of fishing amid some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. On…

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  • Byers Lake Nature Walk

    Byers Lake Nature Walk

    Take an easy stroll around the pristine and tranquil Byers Lake in Denali State Park. This crystal clear lake is tucked between the Talkeetna Mountains and the Alaska Range giving…

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