The beauty, scale, wildness, and mystery of the Valley make it one of the best places…
The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes offers a chance to explore a landscape created by the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century. The beauty, scale, wildness, and mystery of the Valley make it one of the best places in the world to study the violence of volcanic eruptions and experience the raw power of nature. You will arrive by Katmai Water Taxi in the state of the art “Otis” and be taken by bus and tour guide. The 23-mile drive to Overlook Cabin is broken up with stops for scenic views and wildlife viewing. At Overlook Cabin you’ll have time for lunch and to look over displays and historic photos of the “Valley of 10,000 Smokes.” Those interested may hike down with the tour guide to examine the ash and pumice “Valley” floor. The hike is a bit strenuous. We recommend that you dress in layers so you can layer on or off as exercise and the weather dictate. A raincoat and comfortable walking shoes are a must.
In order to secure your water taxi date and preferences, guests are encouraged to make their reservations at least six months to one year in advance. Full payment of $275.00 (includes park service fee) for each round trip ticket is required to confirm your reservation. Changes in reservation dates are considered cancellations and are subject to our cancellation policy. Because of our exclusive limited availability and short season, payments received are non-refundable. Travel insurance is strongly recommended. No refunds will be made for late arrivals and early departures, or for cancellations due to adverse weather or acts of God. Travel insurance is strongly recommended. We accept all major credit cards.
Katmai Water Taxi, LLC. will not be held responsible for any loss or injury to participants, for personal property, or for any cancellation expenses or delays incurred as a result of weather, transportation, or by act of God. Katmai Water Taxi LLC reserves the right to withdraw and/or cancel any trip for the safe and proper handling of the excursion. All guests have the responsibility to disclose any special medical, physical needs to us. We recommend that you secure travel insurance. All rates are subject to change without prior notice, but will not affect any bookings previously confirmed, paid, and ticketed. Katmai Water Taxi reserves the right to refuse service to any guest that is deemed intoxicated, or a risk to other passengers at the managements discretion.
We frequently have bears who wander through the embarkation area, as well as Moose and other Alaska wildlife. It is the parent’s responsibility to keep children in sight and supervised at all times, inside and outside the water taxi.