Ocean Raft Alaska was founded in 2010 by three Alaskan friends who love the ocean and the great outdoors. While living in the neighboring town of Haines, they would often take their 20ft skiff to Skagway: exploring the Fjord and visiting friends. It was quickly realized that this stretch of water was special and they thought it would be a great opportunity to show off this amazing fjord to visitors.
We, at Ocean Raft, love the rugged wilderness of Southeast Alaska. As Alaskans, we appreciate the raw un-spoiled beauty of our backyard and truly enjoy showing this off to our guests. Every day we get to enjoy wildlife viewing in their natural habitat, admire massive waterfalls at an arms-length away and marvel at the glaciers and mountains that surround us. Our Captains and Naturalists love to convey how lucky they are to live in such an awe-inspiring region.
After years of exploring this spectacular landscape, with locals and visitors alike, our mission remains the same: to share with you our genuine love for this remarkable place and leave you with a smile on your face.
What we'll do
Join us on our adventure boat ride through the Lynn Canal where we hug the shoreline while exploring hidden coves, waterfalls, rocky beaches, wildlife and MORE!
On this fun-filled, two-hour adventure your captain will make multiple stops for photo opportunities and wildlife sightings. Occasionally, they will turn the engines off to give you the ability to take in the sights and sounds that make up our home here in the wilderness of Southeast Alaska.
This intimate thrill-ride is designed to get you edging between mountain and ocean in our custom-built ribs. Climb aboard a raft styled identically to the boats that the US Coast Guard and Navy Seals use for search and rescue. With it's deep hull, surrounded by inflatable tubes, our boats are designed to deliver a comfortable ride on any ocean condition.
You will straddle our custom-made, shock-absorbing seats as we race by the steep granite walls of the only Fjord in North American.
What to expect / what's provided
*Duration: 2 hours
*Round trip distance: 22 miles
*Ninja mask (balaclava)
*Minimum age is 10 years old
*Maximum weight is: 350lbs
*We do not allow pregnant women or individuals with back or neck injuries (due to high activity levels)