“Tethys”

29' Twin Gas

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“Tethys”
The “Tethys” was re-designed to allow full passenger carriage in boats of this size range after US Coast Guard passengers weights were changed to 185 lbs per passenger causing the reduction of passengers in many of existing boats.

Alaska Vistas Website
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"Big Mike"

32’ Twin Outboard

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"Big Mike"
The “Big Mike” is the latest in whale watching boats for Juneau, Alaska. The Honda 250 outboards offer a very quiet ride while still providing the speed required to quickly get the wildlife viewing areas.

MM Tours of Juneau Website
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"Bruce"

32’ Triple Gasoline

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"Bruce"
The “Bruce” was Australian designed and Bentz built to offer high speed and “thrilling” turns in the San Diego harbor.

San Diego Jet Boat Tour Website
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"Alaskan"

30' Twin Outboard Tour Boat

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"Alaskan"
The “Alaskan” was specifically designed for the open waters of Juneau, Alaska and the whale watching opportunities in the area.

View Harv and Marv's Website
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"Ocean Pro"

28' Twin Diesel Tour Boat

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"Ocean Pro"
The “Ocean Pro” is the second vessel built for Breakaway Adventures and designed to handle the rough open water conditions experienced around Wrangell, AK.

Breakaway Adventures Website
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"Canopy Express II"

28' Twin Gasoline Tour Boat

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"Canopy Express II"
ACA’s boat is powered by twin Kodiak 350 engines and coupled to Hamilton 212’s with 3.4 turbo impellers.

Alaskan Canopy Adventures Website
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"Chutine Warrior"

34' Twin Diesel Tour Boat

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"Chutine Warrior"
Alaska Water’s boat “Chutine Warrior” is powered by twin Cummins QSB5.9, 355 hp diesel engines and coupled to Hamilton 274’s.

Alaskan Waters Website
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"Wylie D"

35' Twin Diesel Tour Boat

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"Wylie D"
The “Wylie D” was specifically designed for lodge passenger transport and sight seeing in SE Alaska. Transports from Petersburg to the lodge at Point Baker are now easily handled with the 35’ twin diesel powered by Cummins QSB5.9, 425hp and Hamilton 274 jets.

Calder Mountain Lodge Website
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"k'eet"

35' Twin Diesel Whale Watching Tour Boat

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"k'eet"
The “s’eek” is designed for the whale watching tours offered in the Juneau, Alaska area. With passenger seating for 24 inside the cabin space and additional 4 passengers on the aft deck.

Juneau Tours Website
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"Freedom"

37' Twin Diesel Tour Boat

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"Freedom"
“Freedom” is the ultimate in both passenger carriage and personal use boats. Designed as a Bentz engineered, USCG certified boat for exposed waters standards but with an extremely luxurious yacht style interior.
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"Big Blue"

40' Triple Diesel Whale Watching Tour Boat

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"Big Blue"
Dolphin Jet Boat Tours in Juneau, Alaska purchased this triple engine Bentz Tour Boat to ferry tourists to prime whale watching sites off the Alaska coast.

Dolphin Jet Boat Tours Website
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"Sommer Star"

44' Triple Diesel Whale Watching Tour Boat

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"Sommer Star"
The “Sommer Star” is the second tour boat Dolphin Jet Boat Tours has purchased and together with “Big Blue”, Dolphin’s 40 foot boat, passengers will continue to ride in style and comfort.

Dolphin Jet Boat Tours Website
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"Miss Patricia"

46' Triple Diesel Crab Tour Boat

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"Miss Patricia"
The “Miss Patricia” was specifically designed for the open waters of Ketchikan, Alaska and built to ABS High Speed Aluminum Craft Standards and USCG certified for 48 passengers.

Experience Alaskan Tours Website
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"North Star"

46' Triple Diesel Whale Watching Tour Boat

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"North Star"
The “North Star” was designed for the open waters of Juneau, Alaska and built to ABS High Speed Aluminum Craft Standards and USCG certified for 48 passengers.

Alaskan Travel Adventures Website
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"Orca Odysea"

51' Triple Diesel Whale Watching Tour Boat

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"Orca Odysea"
The “Orca Odysea” is a new design innovation that sets the standard for whale watching boats in Alaska. With its 47 passenger exposed waters certification, the ability to travel with 12 passengers overhead and ADA compliancy, the vessel offers a premium whale watching opportunity.

Orca Enterprises Website
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"Raven’s Journey"

40’ Triple Diesel

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"Raven’s Journey"
“Raven’s Journey” is the 3rd vessel built for Dolphin Jet Boat Tours in Juneau, Alaska following Big Blue and Sommer Star. “Raven’s Journey” design incorporates not only the previous 2 vessels but current propulsion package, build standards and performance designs.

Dophin Tours Website
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USCG Passenger Certified – Saltwater

USCG Passenger Certified - SaltwaterOur commercial US Coast Guard certified passenger vessels operating in open ocean, salt water environments require many of the same needs as our freshwater boats for safety, efficiency and longevity but hull materials and components need special consideration due to the corrosive environment the vessels must operate in. Saltwater resistant aluminum alloys, stainless steel fixtures and fasteners, installation of sacrificial zincs, tinned wiring and sealed electrical components are critical to minimizing maintenance and ensure the entire vessel in protected for long term use.

 


Client Testimonials

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Breakaway Adventures
Eric Yancey
Wrangell, AK
Phone:907-874-2488
www.breakawayadventures.com
Email
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Eric Yancey ~ Breakaway Adventures ~ Wrangell, AK

The Ocean Pro sets the standard for jet boat tours in Wrangell AK . It is the most comfortable boat for clients as far as the ride, visibility, and over all comfort namely because of the bus style seating and sliding glass side windows. A majority of our tours are operated in saltwater so the 18 degree bottom is great when the saltwater chop develops. Comparing the two boats. Both the Stikine Dream built in 2000 and the Ocean Pro built in 2003 have the same propulsion packages (Yanmar 6LP-STE diesel coupled to Hamilton 241 jet pumps). The Ocean Pro runs a little slower (2-3 knots) than the Stikine Dream does. This is because the Stikine Dream is a 11 degree bottom canvas top and soft side windows, The Ocean Pro is 18 degree bottom, hard top, sliding glass windows and a 3/8 inch bottom so this all adds up to more weight. To run both boats at the same speed the Ocean Pro has to run approx. 200 rpm’s more than the Stikine Dream. The Ocean Pro really does shine when it comes to choppy water, I can maintain a running speed with out any of the traditional “slam” that one gets with a shallow degree dead rise of the usual river style jet boats. It really pays off as I operate year around here in Alaska . Even though I have to run the Ocean Pro rpm’s up a bit, the fuel consumption doesn’t increase much. Both vessels run at 34-38 mph range depending on load and burns less than 7 GPH per engine. I use 7 gallons to calculate consumption which does give me a safety margin. The Ocean Pro gives me a feel of being in a airplane when it corners, because of the deeper vee it leans or banks into corners, more so than the Stikine Dream, I kind of think it feels neat from the drivers perspective. Both vessels are USCG cert. for Lakes, Bays, and Sounds exposed water routes. Cert. for 18 passengers 2 crew complete with 20 person IBA’s and other required safety equipment.

Thanks,

Eric Yancey

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Doug Ward
Dolphin Jet Boat Tours
9571 Meadow Lane
Juneau, Alaska 99801
Telephone: (907) 463-3422
www.dolphintours.com
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View Spec. Sheet (.pdf)-Big Blue
View Spec. Sheet (.pdf)-Sommer Star

Doug Ward ~ Dolphin Jet Boat Tours ~ Juneau, Alaska

Dolphin Jet Boat Tours searches for whales on the Alaskan open waters, and in June of 1999 we extended our fleet with the addition of Big Blue. This 40′ triple diesel engine Bentz Boat has run almost every day since it’s June arrival.

The factor limiting our ability to use Big Blue is the comfort of our passengers, not the ability of the boat to handle the seas. When the weather gets to the point that the majority of the passengers would be uncomfortable, we will cancel a tour. In addition, we are on a tight schedule and cannot afford to drop off step. Another operator with a different type of passengers and different operating schedule could continue to operate at reduced speeds through worse water.

The size, steepness, frequency, direction and uniformity of waves all effect the severity of the seas. To date, we have not encountered seas too severe for Big Blue. I have seen seas that were too rough for Big Blue during a winter day in Juneau, but to build a 30 passenger boat that could handle those seas would not be practical for everyday use. On that day the 85′ catamaran to Greens Creek did not run. Any boat is a compromise between fair-weather performance and rough water survival. Big Blue is an eminently capable fair-weather boat with outstanding characteristics in marginal weather. When we buy another boat, it will be built by Bentz.

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