We get it—the summer seems awfully far off right now, especially here in Alaska while the days are still short and the mercury is bottoming out. But if you’re looking to come to Alaska this summer, it’s a good idea to start planning out your excursions as early as possible, as they can book up quite quickly during the tourist-heavy summer season.
One of our favorite tours we offer to our summer visitors is our jet ski tour in Alaska. On this tour you’ll depart directly from Whittier Harbor and cruise along nearly 70 miles of gorgeous Alaskan coastline, up into the Blackstone Bay. Along the way you’ll have the opportunity to get up-close looks at 10 glaciers, including a pair of tidewater glaciers that produce icebergs that are perfect homes for harbor seals. Many of our visitors have never seen seals in the wild before, so this is a great treat for them!
Blackstone Bay also features one of the largest kittiwake rookeries you’ll find in the world. Kittiwakes are birds that love to nest along steep cliffs and fish in the crisp Alaskan waters. They often come out in large numbers and are very impressive to watch as they dive to the water to scoop up fish.
About the jet skis
Some people who come on our jet ski tour in Alaska have never jet skied before, while others are major jet ski aficionados. We have top-of-the-line, high-performance jet skis that are capable of very nimble, easy maneuvering. Their high-tech braking systems allow for the ultimate in control while idling in front of glaciers so you can enjoy the view without having to worry about losing your balance.
There are plenty of other safety features, too, to ensure your comfort throughout the entire ride. There are upgraded stability features, as well as an extra-large cargo area. Even inexperienced riders will be able to easily control their jet ski and feel completely comfortable and safe along the entire journey. We also provide all jet ski riders with dry gear to keep them warm and safe.
We also offer two-passenger Sea-Doo GTI SEs, which have 30 percent better fuel efficiency than any other similar jet ski on the market. This is because we care greatly about protecting the Alaskan wilderness and the Prince William Sound while you’re out having a memorable adventure.
Our jet ski tour guides are looking forward to meeting you and giving you an adventure you’ll never forget. The cost for these tours starts at $340 per person, with a minimum of two clients per tour. The tour departs daily at 1 p.m. Again, be sure to call ahead and book your tour as soon as you know when you’ll be here this summer—we get a lot of visitors in the summer months and this is a very popular jet ski tour in Alaska, so it’s important to book your excursion well in advance to ensure you get a spot! All of us at Alaska Wild Guides look forward to seeing you!