Denali Raft Adventures

Denali Raft Adventures will resume operations for the 2020 season on July 1st.

All raft trips are with experienced guides and include dry suits, safety gear and training... all you need to bring is a good attitude and be ready for some fun!

Canyon Run* — Whitewater

 
A two (2) hour guided white water raft adventure traveling 11 miles through class III & IV down the Nenana River. Great for first-time rafters seeking a little excitement!


Oar Raft - Guest holds on while a guide controls raft.
Paddle Raft - Guests paddle as a team w/guide assistance.

BOOK YOUR CANYON RUN NOW! 


Rates:

  • Oar Raft: $102 (12 yrs old +)
  • Paddle Raft: $102 (12 yrs old +)
  • Times: 7:30am, 10am, 3pm & 6:30pm
  • Duration:  2 hours  (Plan on 3-3.5 hrs.)
  • Departs:  From DRA Canyon Office
  • Dry suits are provided, tour goes rain or shine.
  • Payment/Cancellation Policy: Reserve your space early, pay at hotel check in. Cancel 72+ hrs. prior to avoid $25 cancellation fee.    

McKinley Run — Mildwater

 

A two (2) hour guided float trip traveling 11 miles (Class II & III) with less challenging rapids for families, seniors and the more cautious river runner. Remember to bring your camera.

Oar Raft - Guest holds on while a guide controls raft, ages 5 & up.
Paddle Raft- Guests paddle as a team w/guide assistance, ages 12 & up.

BOOK YOUR MCKINLEY RUN NOW! 

Rates:

  • Oar Raft:  Adult-$102/Children (5-11 yrs old) $77
  • Paddle Raft: $102 (12 yrs old +)
  • Times: 7:30am, 12:30pm, & 6:30pm
  • Duration: 2 hours (Plan on 3-3.5 hrs.)
  • Departs:  DRA Canyon Office
  • Dry suits are provided, tour goes rain or shine.
  • Payment/Cancellation Policy: Reserve your space early, pay at hotel check in. Cancel 72+ hrs. prior to avoid $25 cancellation fee.    

Healy Express* — Mildwater & Whitewater

A 4 hour guided run traveling 22 miles on Class II-IV rapids. A great raft adventure that combines the beauty of the Scenic Wilderness and white water of the Canyon Run. Paddle or oar raft, ages 12+.

Oar Raft - Guest holds on while a guide controls raft, ages 12 & up.
Paddle Raft - Guests paddle as a team w/guide assistance, ages 12 & up.

BOOK YOUR HEALY EXPRESS NOW! 

Rates:

  • Oar Raft:  $153 (Ages 12+)
  • Paddle Raft: $153 (Ages 12+)
  • Times:  7:30 am & 12:00 pm 
  • Duration: 4 hours (Plan on 5-5.5 hrs.)
  • Departs:  DRA Canyon Office
  • Dry suits are provided, tour goes rain or shine.
  • Payment/Cancellation Policy: Reserve your space early, pay at hotel check in. Cancel 72+ hrs. prior to avoid $25 cancellation fee.    

Four Hour Scenic — Mildwater (Lunch Included!)

This exciting guided raft trip offers 4 hours and 24 miles of mild rafting with lunch. This is a great trip for photo opportunities and those that want to relax and enjoy the views Denali is famous for. Great for families.

Oar Raft- Guest holds on while a guide controls raft, ages 5 & up.
Paddle Raft- No paddle rafting on this trip.

Rates:
  • Oar Raft:  $196 (Ages 12+) / $186 (ages 5-11 yrs.)
  • Time: 9:00am (ONLY OFFERED MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS)
  • Duration: 7.5 hours 
  • Departs:  *DRA Canyon Office
  • Dry suits are provided, tour goes rain or shine.
  • Tour runs June 5 - August 15
  • Payment/Cancellation Policy: Reserve your space early, pay at hotel check in. Cancel 72+ hrs. prior to avoid $25 cancellation fee.    

Full Day Raft Trip — Mildwater & Whitewater (Lunch Included!)

This guided scenic trip skirts the boundaries of Denali National Park with 36 miles of scenic to rugged river, class I, II, III & one IV.  This trip offers a short hike (time permitting) and lunch on the river. It is 4 hours of mild rafting with 2 hours of white water rapids with a lunch in the middle. Age 12 & up.

 Oar Raft- Guest holds on while a guide controls raft, ages 12+.

Paddle Raft- No paddle rafting available on this trip.

BOOK YOUR FULL DAY TRIP NOW! 

Rates:

  • Oar Raft:  $240 (Ages 12+)
  • Time: 9:00am (ONLY OFFERED MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS)
  • Duration: 9.5 hours
  • Departs:  *DRA Canyon Office
  • Dry suits are provided, tour goes rain or shine.
  • Tour runs June 5 - August 15
  • Payment/Cancellation Policy: Reserve your space early, pay at hotel check in. Cancel 72+ hrs. prior to avoid $25 cancellation fee.    

New Wave Adventures - Opening June 1st!

Canyon Wave - White Water

On the Canyon Wave Raft Tour, you'll journey through 11 miles of awesome rapids on the Nenana River with spectacular views of Denali National Park gems, like Mount Healy and the Nenana Canyon. Join the team as a Paddle Rafter or play it cool and be an Oar Boat Rider- whatever floats your boat.

Oar Raft - Guest holds on while a guide controls raft, ages 12 & up.
Paddle Raft - Guests paddle as a team w/guide assistance, ages 15 & up.

Rates: 
  • Oar Raft: $100 (12 yrs old +) / $75 (12- 14 yrs old) 
  • Paddle Raft: $100 (15 yrs old +)
  • Times: 8am, 10am, 3:30pm & 7pm
  • Duration: 3-3.5 hours 
  • Departs: From Denali Outpost at Mile 238.5
  • Dry suits are provided, tour goes rain or shine.
  • Payment/Cancellation Policy: Reserve your space early, pay at hotel check in. Cancel 72+ hrs. prior to avoid $25 cancellation fee.    

Scenic Wave - Mildwater

Enjoy a gorgeous tour along the natural boundary of Denali National Par. On the Scenic Wave Raft Tour, you'll glide through 11 miles of glacially carved valleys and amazing vistas with panoramic views of Mount Fellows and Sugarloaf Mountain. Although you'll encounter the occasional rapid, this option is mellow enough for the whole family.

Oar Raft- Guest holds on while a guide controls raft, ages 5 +. 
Paddle Raft- No paddle rafting available on this trip.

Rates:
  • Oar Boat: $100 Adult (15 yrs old +) / $75 Child (5 -14 yrs old) 
  • Times: 8am & 1:30pm 
  • Duration: 3-3.5 hours
  • Departs: From Denali Outpost at Mile 238.5
  • Dry suits are provided, tour goes rain or shine.
  • Payment/Cancellation Policy: Reserve your space early, pay at hotel check in. Cancel 72+ hrs. prior to avoid $25 cancellation fee.    

Wave Train - Best of Both Worlds!

Enjoy the best of both worlds! After experiencing breathtaking views of the Scenic Wave section, continue downstream and raft through action-packed rapids on the Canyon Wave section, for a total of 22 miles. We recommend this trip for parties of 8 or more who want an all day adventure.

Oar Raft - Guest holds on while a guide controls raft, ages 12 & up.
Paddle Raft - Guests paddle as a team w/guide assistance, ages 15 & up.

Rates:
  • Oar Raft: $160 (12 yrs old +)  
  • Paddle Raft: $160 (15 yrs old +)
  • Times: 8am & 1:30pm 
  • Duration: 5-5.5 hours
  • Departs: From Denali Outpost at Mile 238.5
  • Dry suits are provided, tour goes rain or shine.
  • Payment/Cancellation Policy: Reserve your space early, pay at hotel check in. Cancel 72+ hrs. prior to avoid $25 cancellation fee.