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What to Expect

SeaCraft Hover Tours offers South Central Alaska's only hovercraft excursion.

On our tour, you and your family will have unrestricted access to many places inaccessible to traditional watercraft. Instead of riding on the water, you will fly just above them, maximizing the comfort of your tour from start to finish.

See gorgeous Alaska mountain ranges

Talkeetna Scenic Tour

Launching out of Talkeetna, your experienced USCG-certified master captain will navigate you out to the Susitna River and head north onto the the Chulitna River.

 

This route offers very little traveled and explored wilderness with Denali looming largely in the background.  The captain will navigate you upstream towards the canyon gliding over sand bars and looking for eagles, bears, and moose amongst other wildlife.

 

A few stops will occur on the glacially braided river and no two tours end up the same!  Some safe tricks/stunts will be performed for the thrill seekers if asked!  Total tour time is 90 minutes and you will be dropped back off in Talkeetna at the end of your tour. 

Knik Glacier spotting

Knik River & Glacier Tour

The Knik River and Glacier tour occurs outside of Palmer, AK in an area called Jim Creek, and is an all-day tour for up to 6 passengers.

 

Local thrill seekers can be seen riding 4-wheelers, bush planes, and helicopters as you travel towards the end goal of the Knik Glacier and Lake George National Preserve deep into the Chugach Mountains surrounded by wilderness.

 

Wildlife can be spotted among the massive glacial outwash pane such as eagles, bears, and moose.  Each tour is uniquely yours, as the captain will divert to show off the hovercraft's amphibious abilities and land to explore gorgeous beaches.  Total tour time is 5 hours and you will be dropped back off at the Knick Bridge at the end of your tour. 

View Alaska's great outdoors

What to Bring

As you plan for your tour, here are some items you may want to consider bringing:

  • Warm Clothing: Even during the summer, temperatures in can be cool in Alaska. It's also a good idea to dress in layers and bring a light jacket because temperatures on the water are almost always colder than on land.

  • Sunscreen and Sunglasses: The sun can be strong in Alaska, especially during the summer months when there are long daylight hours. Bring sunscreen with a high SPF rating to protect your skin, and sunglasses to shield your eyes from the bright sun.

  • Camera or Binoculars: You'll want to capture the stunning scenery, so bring a camera and/or a pair of binoculars. It's also a good idea to bring extra batteries or a portable charger.

  • Snacks and Water: Your hovercraft tour is either 90 minutes or 5 hours in duration, so bring snacks and water to keep you hydrated and energized.

    • Disclosure: Due to food allergies, SeaCraft cannot provide snacks and kindly asks clients to provide their own.

  • Motion Sickness Medication: If you're prone to motion sickness, bring medication to help alleviate symptoms. While hovercrafts don’t move the same way as boats, persons extra sensitive to motion sickness may still want to come prepared.

Onboard your hovercraft adventure, you can expect the following:

  1. Scenic views: Your hovercraft excursion will take you on a thrilling ride over the water and land, giving you a unique perspective on the stunning natural scenery of South Central Alaska.

  2. Wildlife sightings: The South Central Alaska area is known for its abundant wildlife, including bears, eagles, moose, and waterfowl. Your hovercraft tour guide will point out any animals that you might see along the way.

  3. Informative commentary: Your hovercraft tour guide will provide you with informative commentary about the local history, culture, and ecology of the area.

  4. Adventure: Riding on a hovercraft is a unique and exciting experience, as you glide over the water and navigate shallow waters and narrow channels.

  5. Safety precautions: Hovercraft operators take safety very seriously, so you can expect to be provided with safety equipment and briefed on safety procedures before your ride.

hovercraft glides over water
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