Nenana River, Denali National Park, Alaska

  • LEVEL: Beginner, mild class 2-3 rapids

  • AGE: Recommended for ages 5 & up

  • DEPARTS: 8:00 AM and 1:30 PM daily

  • LENGTH 3.0 to 3.5 hours, start to finish

  • Oar Boat and Paddle Boat Options

  • We recommend the 8:00 AM Oar Rider option for this trip.

  • COST: Adult (10yrs & up) - $100

                   Child - $75

Trip Option 1 of 3 

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What Are They and What’s The Difference


OAR BOAT RIDERS- play it cool and ride along and enjoy your adventure


An Oar Boat Rider is where you can hold on and enjoy the ride as your guide navigates you downriver. This allows rafting in Alaska to be available for almost everyone.


Oar boats are less likely to have guests fall out, seeing that they are holding on.  


Both rafts will be on the same stretch of river and running the same waves (for the most part).

PADDLE RAFTING- heat it up and actively paddle through the waves with your guide

15 & up to paddle


With The Paddle Raft option, you will ride in a 16ft Raft with a professional guide steering from the back of the raft while you and your team paddle together. 


There are plenty of breaks in between paddle commands for you to enjoy the views of Denali National Park. 


The paddleboat activity level is HIGHer than riding in an oar boat.


The paddleboat option tends to be more adventurous for the customer, do to the fact that you are actively leaning outside the raft and paddling through waves.

ALL AGES are recommended!!!

You are in charge of your child's destiny



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, group rates.

Custom trip times for 15 + groups

AVOID online courtesy booking fee CALL or EMAIL to make a reservation


Customers can be picked up at the provided list of hotels. Please wait in the front lobby of the hotel with a voucher. 

8 am Scenic Wave 

  • Denali Cabins Hotel 7:15 am

  • Denali Park Village 7:20 am 

  • Grizzly Bear Resort 7:25 am

  • Riley Creek RV Campground 7: 30 am

  • Grand Denali Hotel 7:40 am

  • Denali Bluffs 7:50 am

  • Princess Lodge 7:55 am 

  • McKinley Chalets 8 am

10 AM Canyon Wave

  • Denali Cabins Hotel 9:15 am

  • Denali Park Village 9:20 am

  • Grizzly Bear Resort 9:25 am

  • Riley Creek RV Campground 9:30 am 

  • Grand Denali Hotel 9:40 am**

  • Denali Bluffs Hotel 9:50 am**

  • Princess Lodge 9:55 am

  • McKinley Chalets 10:00 am


7 PM Canyon Wave 

  • Denali Cabins Hotel 6:15 pm

  • Denali Park Village 6:20 pm

  • Grizzly 6:25 pm

  • Riley Creek RV Campground 6:30 pm

  • Grand Denali Hotel 6:40 pm**

  • Denali Bluffs Hotel 6:50 pm**

  • McKinley Chalets 

  • Princess Lodge 6:55 pm

  • McKinley Chalets 7:00 pm


1:30 pm Scenic and Wave Train Trips ​

  • Denali Cabins Hotel 12:45 pm

  • Denali Park Village 12:50pm

  • Grizzly Bear Resort 12:55 pm

  • Riley Creek RV Campground 1:00 pm

  • Grand Denali Hotel 1:10 pm**

  • Denali bluffs 1:20pm**

  • Princess Lodge 1:25pm

  • McKinley Chalets 1:30 pm

3:30 Canyon Wave 

  • Denali Cabins Hotel 2:45 pm

  • Denali Park Village 2:50 pm

  • Grizzly Bear Resort 2:55 pm 

  • Riley Creek RV Campground 3:00 pm

  • Grand Denali Hotel 3:10 pm**

  • Denali Bluffs Hotel 3:20 pm**

  • Princess Lodge 3:25 pm

  • McKinley Chalets 3:30 pm