Water activity

Alaska: Whitewater Rafting Experience on the Nenana River

Activity provider: Denali Raft Adventures

Alaska: Whitewater Rafting Experience on the Nenana River

Activity provider: Denali Raft Adventures

From US$ 120 per person

Take on the rapids near the entrance to Alaska's Denali National Park. Choose between oar rafts or paddle rafts and get a taste of whitewater rafting with the support of an instructor.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Be picked up from a list of addresses with round-trip transportation to and from the river.


  • Spark your adrenaline on this whitewater rafting experience
  • Take in the scenic views as you navigate the Nenana River
  • Customize your experience with oar rafts or paddle rafts
  • Enjoy the support and guidance of your on-hand instructor
  • Suit up in comfortable Gore-Tex drysuits and Neoprene boots
Full description

Embark on an action-packed rafting experience near Alaska's Denali National Park. Look out for wildlife as you raft 11 miles down the Nenana River with assistance from your instructor.

Suit up with the provided dry suits and boots and choose between an oar raft or paddle raft. With an oar raft, simply hold on tight as your guide rows for you. If you choose a paddle raft, take a paddle and follow your guide's instructions to move your raft downriver.

Feel secure as you navigate the rapids with your experienced guide and admire the scenic views along the Nenana River. Keep an eye out for native wildlife, including moose, sheep, caribou, and bears.

  • Rafting experience (2 hours on water)
  • Instructor
  • Drysuit
  • Neoprene boots
  • Life jacket
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if selected)
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Pregnant women
  • Non-swimmers
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • Masks are optional but are strongly recommended while indoors
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Meet your guide behind the Chinese Thai-to-go restaurant.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Hat
  • Socks

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Raft trip with river difficulty class I, II, with one III
  • The oar raft is suitable for ages 5 and older
  • For the paddle raft, participants need to be 12 and older. This option requires a minimum of 5 paddlers who can be from different parties
  • Minors 18 years or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and sign liability for participation
  • It is advised that participants with eyewear wear a retainer
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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Lots of fun, and Ian, our guide, was very knowledgeable and friendly!

July 20, 2022

The team was good and professional. We really appreciated Steven's approach to having fun on the water. Thanks for a great day in Denali.

July 25, 2022

Supper amazing experience as there are no words to justify the beautiful views of nature. Guide was very friendly. Supper recommended

August 28, 2022

Product ID: 408642