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Denali Raft Adventures

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canyon run 

Whitewater Excitement!

 

Hang on! It’s whitewater ahead! You’ll get wet and enjoy every minute of it as we head for Healy, 11 miles down river. Get into real whitewater rafting as you hang on through thrilling rapids such as “Razorback”, “Coffee Grinder”, and “Ice Worm”! Class II, III, and IV rapids.

 

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

Recommended Clothing:

  • Warm outdoor clothes

  • Dress in layers (avoid cotton if possible)

  • A wool or fleece beanie style hat

  • Two pair wool socks

  • Eye glass retainers

  • A Gore-Tex drysuit, neoprene booties, and a life jacket is provided

Availability: May 20 - September 13, 2023

Times: 

10AM June 5 - September 3, 2023

3PM May 20 - September 13, 2023

5:30PM August 24 - September 3, 2023

6:30PM May 20 - August 23, 2023

Duration:  2 hours rafting, 3 hours total

 

Pricing: $125/person

*Must be 12 yrs or older

Cancellation Policy: Payment collected 14 days prior to arrival. Full refund with seven days advanced notice of cancellation. All trips depart rain or shine.

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Wilderness run 

Mild Water

A great trip for families! Hold on and enjoy your introduction to rafting in Alaska. You may see moose, sheep, caribou and bear, as you raft downstream 11 miles. The most scenic portion of the Nenana River gives you thrilling, and enjoyable rafting. A guided float trip with less challenging rapids for the more cautious river runner. Class I, II, with one III rapids. 

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

Recommended Clothing:

  • Warm outdoor clothes

  • Dress in layers (avoid cotton if possible)

  • A wool or fleece beanie style hat

  • Two pair wool socks

  • Eye glass retainers

  • A Gore-Tex drysuit, neoprene booties, and a life jacket is provided

Availability: May 20 - September 13, 2023

Times: 

7:30AM May 20 - September 13, 2023

12:30PM May 20 - September 13, 2023

6:30PM May 20 - August 23, 2023

Duration: 2 hours rafting, 3 hours total

 

Pricing: 

Adult (12 yrs or older) $125

Child (5 to 11, Oar Raft Only) $90

Cancellation Policy: Payment collected 14 days prior to arrival. Full refund with seven days advanced notice of cancellation. All trips depart rain or shine.

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Healy express 

Best of both!

 

Get the whole enchilada on this combination of the “McKinley” and “Canyon Run”. A brief break in the middle gives you time for a quick snack if you wish to bring one. This guided run travels 22 miles on the beautiful Nenana river. A great raft adventure that combines the beauty of the scenic wilderness and white water of the Canyon Run. Class I, II, III, & IV rapids.

 

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

Recommended Clothing:

  • Warm outdoor clothes

  • Dress in layers (avoid cotton if possible)

  • A wool or fleece beanie style hat

  • Two pair wool socks

  • Eye glass retainers

  • A Gore-Tex drysuit, neoprene booties, and a life jacket is provided

Availability: May 20 - September 13, 2023

Times: 

7:30AM June 5 - August 23, 2023

12:30PM May 20 - September 13, 2023

Duration: 5 hours

Pricing: $225/person

*Must be 12 yrs or older

 

Cancellation Policy: Payment collected 14 days prior to arrival. Full refund with seven days advanced notice of cancellation. All trips depart rain or shine.

Check out real-time availability here!

New Wave Adventures

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Canyon Wave

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 Sugarloaf Mountain. Join the team as a Paddle Rafter or play it cool and be an Oar Boat Rider. Class III & IV rapids. 

Oar Raft - Guest holds on while a guide controls raft

Paddle Raft - Guests paddle as a team with guide assistance

TO STAY WARM AND COMFORTABLE DURING YOUR TRIP, THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE RECOMMENDED:

  • Non-cotton base layers, like polyester or wool, yoga pants, long johns, or snug-fitting clothes to wear underneath the drysuit

  • 2 pairs of non-cotton socks to help stay warm (your feet will be dry but, they will be sitting in the bottom of the raft)

  • Rain jacket

  • Eyeglass retainers like Chums or Croakies

Availability: May 20 - September 10, 2023

Times:

8AM May 25 - August 25, 2023

10:15AM May 20 - September 10, 2023

2PM May 20 - September 10, 2023

6PM May 25 - August 25, 2023

Duration: 3 - 3.5 hours

Pricing: $125/person

*Must be at least 12 yrs to ride

*Must be at least 15 yrs to paddle

 

Cancellation Policy:  Payment collected 14 days prior to arrival. A full refund will be provided up to 48 hours of your trip. If cancellation is within 48 hours you are subject to only a 50% refund. If cancellation is within 24 hours of trip time no refund will be given. Trips will run in all weather except lightning storms and extreme downstream winds. NWA will provide a full refund if tour is cancelled due to safety reasons.

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Wilderness Wave

Enjoy a gorgeous tour along the natural boundary of Denali National Park. On the Wilderness Wave Raft Tour, you’ll glide through 11 miles of glacially carved valleys and amazing vistas with panoramic views of Mount Fellows and the Nenana Canyon. 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

Paddle Raft - Guests paddle as a team with guide assistance

TO STAY WARM AND COMFORTABLE DURING YOUR TRIP, THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE RECOMMENDED:

  • Non-cotton base layers, like polyester or wool, yoga pants, long johns, or snug-fitting clothes to wear underneath the drysuit

  • 2 pairs of non-cotton socks to help stay warm (your feet will be dry but, they will be sitting in the bottom of the raft)

  • Rain jacket

  • Eyeglass retainers like Chums or Croakies

Availability: May 20 - September 10, 2023

Times:

8AM May 20 - September 10, 2023

2PM May 20 - September 10, 2023

6PM May 25 - August 25, 2023

Duration: 3 - 3.5 hours

Pricing: 

$125 Adult (12+), Child (5 - 11yrs) $95

Cancellation Policy:  Payment collected 14 days prior to arrival. A full refund will be provided up to 48 hours of your trip. If cancellation is within 48 hours you are subject to only a 50% refund. If cancellation is within 24 hours of trip time no refund will be given. Trips will run in all weather except lightning storms and extreme downstream winds. NWA will provide a full refund if tour is cancelled due to safety reasons.

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Wave Train

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. 

Oar Raft - Guest holds on while a guide controls raft

Paddle Raft - Guests paddle as a team with guide assistance

TO STAY WARM AND COMFORTABLE DURING YOUR TRIP, THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE RECOMMENDED:

  • Non-cotton base layers, like polyester or wool, yoga pants, long johns, or snug-fitting clothes to wear underneath the drysuit

  • 2 pairs of non-cotton socks to help stay warm (your feet will be dry but, they will be sitting in the bottom of the raft)

  • Rain jacket

  • Eyeglass retainers like Chums or Croakies

Availability: May 25 - September 4, 2023

Time: 8AM

Duration: 5.5 hours

Pricing: $210/person

*Must be at least 12 yrs to ride

*Must be at least 15 yrs to paddle

Cancellation Policy:  Payment collected 14 days prior to arrival. A full refund will be provided up to 48 hours of your trip. If cancellation is within 48 hours you are subject to only a 50% refund. If cancellation is within 24 hours of trip time no refund will be given. Trips will run in all weather except lightning storms and extreme downstream winds. NWA will provide a full refund if tour is cancelled due to safety reasons.

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