New Wave Adventures Rafting in Denali, Alaska

Experience the beauty and thrill of the Nenana River with one of our fantastic trip options suitable for the whole family, ages 5 and up!



We, the founders of New Wave Adventures – Thomas "Chicago" Concannon, Michael "Peacock" Ferrero, and Sheila "She-ra" Concannon – have worked in the rafting industry all over the world for over 15 years, many of which were in Denali National Park, Alaska. Our goal for New Wave Adventures is to immerse ourselves in outdoor adventure, health and wellness, and environmental stewardship, all while exposing individuals to the natural beauty of world. To make this happen, our team has combined all that we collectively learned throughout our time in the industry to create a unique company that offers up original, exceptional trips which will leave you with unforgettable experiences.


Emily W.

I've gone rafting with Chicago and Peacock on the Nenana and I've gone with other companies to experience how they differ. They truly create a unique adventure for each of their guests. I highly recommend!

Joe M.

Mike Peacock is a world-class guide and human. Myself and my family have had some of our most memorable adventures while in a boat with Peacock. I am happy to see one of the best start his own program and I look forward to being on the water with any of his team in the future.

Sarah E.

Rafting has become one of my favorite summer activities, and Wookie from New Wave is THE BEST! I have gone on multiple rafting trips in Alaska and he is by far the most entertaining and knowledgeable raft guide I've had. I take everyone that visits us rafting and now request him every time. Thanks Wookie!


Reservations are strongly encouraged, as trips can book quickly and some will sell-out in advance.

Please inquire about discounts. We offer very competitive pricing and have a variety of pre-season, military, and group rates.

Custom trip times for 15 + groups

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Denali Raft Trips

​The Nenana River is formed by glacial runoff. Please be aware that water temperatures will be cold. Your clothes will keep you warm and the drysuits will keep your clothes dry if you put on the drysuit correctly.  It is easier to cool yourself off than to warm you up when rafting. Overdressing is the safest bet to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable time.

You will be given river shoes, so you will not get your shoes wet during the trip. Your hands and face are the only body parts exposed to water. When you get back to the office you will take the drysuit off and be able to go your next adventure. The weather is unpredictable in Alaska, bring a rain jacket


We Provide:

Professional River Guide

18ft or 16 ft Hyside commercial raft 

GCX3 Breathable Gull Drysuits

Type 5 Personal Floatation Device PFD


Paddle if needed

River shoes

Transportation to and from the river

Courtesy shuttle from Hotel to Excursion 

A safe location to store your personal belongings during the raft trip


You Bring:

​To stay warm and comfortable during your trip, the following items are recommended:

  • Non-cotton baselayers 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 

We'd be happy to answer any questions you may have! Give us a call at 1-907-888-8385 or leave a message below.


In order to hold a reservation, a 50% deposit is required upon booking. If a reservation is canceled within 48 hours of the trip, all payments are non-refundable.

Trips will run in all weather except lightning storms and extreme downstream winds.

Reservations canceled are subject to a 10% admin fee.

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