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Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge
- Approximately 3½ - 5½ hours (Depending on whether guests depart from the lodge or the rail depot.)
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- Moderate Activity Level
- Off the Beaten Path
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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 the Susitna River enjoying the splendor of Alaskan river beauty and nature. Your naturalist will talk about the local glacial fed rivers & explain their Alaskan names, as well as offer a panoramic view of Denali. Also discussed will be the life cycle of our local salmon and various wildlife that consider our area home. Step ashore and take a leisurely ¼-mile stroll and visit an authentic trapper’s cabin, and a recreated encampment of the Dena’ina Indians, the area’s original inhabitants. Your naturalist will acquaint you with the wildflowers and plants that grow in abundance along the river system and you will learn about the edible plants that were used by the Native Indians for cooking and medicines.
Tour takes place in Talkeetna. Transportation to and from excursion provided by the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge Talkeetna Shuttle. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Dress in warm layers. Bring a camera. Wildlife sightings are likely but not guaranteed. Tour will operate rain or shine. Depending on the number of participants, our local tour operator may choose to operate tour with a smaller jet boat with no restroom.
CALL 800.426.0500 TO BOOK
MOUNT MCKINLEY EXCURSIONS
An array of optional tours are available at the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge. To book, visit the Tour Desk at the lodge or call 1-800-426-0500.
PURCHASE LAND EXCURSIONS
Princess is pleased to offer you the ability to purchase your excursions for the land portion of your cruise tour using the Cruise Personalizer at princess.com. Included is a list of land excursion options customized to best fit your itinerary with detailed information about each excursion. When you are ready to purchase your land excursions, go to the Cruise Personalizer and have your booking number and credit card information ready to enter. Princess accepts Princess Visa, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diner’s Club. Confirmed excursions can be viewed at any time in your detailed itinerary in the Cruise Personalizer and will also be listed on your Welcome Envelope that you’ll receive at each cruise tour location during your Princess Land & Sea Vacation. Land excursions may be cancelled up to three (3) days prior to travel without a cancellation fee. Cancellations made within three (3) days of travel are 100% non-refundable. Note that excursion availability is based on cruise tour date, capacity limitations and suitable weather conditions. Land excursions are subject to change at any time and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Guests are encouraged to book early as space is limited. Prior to travel, print your Travel Itinerary which will have a list of all your confirmed land excursions. Make your cruise tour with Princess an even more memorable one and purchase your land excursions today.
Alaska Land Excursions, purchased through the Cruise Personalizer, may be cancelled up to three days prior to travel without any cancellation fees. Land Excursions cancelled prior to the cancellation deadline will be refunded to the credit card that you provided in the Cruise Personalizer to purchase your tours. Excursions cancelled within three (3) days prior travel are subject to a 100% cancellation fee, unless the operator, at their sole discretion, is unable to operate the program due to unforeseen circumstances. All sales of tours booked while on your land tour are considered final at the time of purchase and are 100% non-refundable except in the case of an operator approved cancellation.