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.

 
 
 
 

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.

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 — whatever floats your boat.

AGES              5+

CHECK-IN     8:00 am, 12:00 pm & 6:00 pm  

                           3- 3.5  hours start to finish

LOCATION    Denali National Park, Alaska

RIVER              Nenana River

LEVEL             Class II-III rapids

COST               Child: $75

                           Adult: $100

AGES              12+ (15+ to paddle)

CHECK-IN     8:00 am, 10:00 am & 2:00 pm &                            6:00 pm 

                           3- 3.5  hours start to finish

LOCATION    Denali National Park, Alaska

RIVER              Nenana River

LEVEL             Class III-IV rapids

COST               $100

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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.

AGES              12+ (15+ to paddle)

CHECK-IN     8:00 am, 12:00 pm  

                           5- 5.5  hours start to finish

LOCATION    Denali National Park, Alaska

RIVER              Nenana River

LEVEL             Class III-IV rapids

COST               Adult: $160

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PRICE UPDATE

All Of our current prices are reduced to Reflect the Covid-19 crises and are subject to change next season.

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OAR BOAT & PADDLE BOAT OPTIONS

What are the differences?

OAR BOAT RIDER

This option allows you to play it cool and ride along. With an Oar Boat Rider, you can hold on and enjoy the adventure as your guide navigates you downriver. This option allows rafting in Alaska to be feasible for almost anyone. In an oar boat, guests are less likely to fall out because they are holding on. Both options – the Oar Rider and the Paddle Rafter – will be on the same stretch of river, running the same waves.

PADDLE RAFTER

This option allows you to heat it up and actively paddle through the waves with your guide. We ask that guests are 15 years of age or older to paddle. In a paddle raft, you'll ride with a professional guide steering you from the back, while you and your team paddle together. There are plenty of breaks from paddling for you to relax and enjoy the views of Denali National Park.

The Paddle Rafter demands a higher activity level than riding along in an oar boat. This option is the best for the more adventurous crowd.

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RESERVATIONS

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

PICK UP & DROP OFF INFORMATION

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

8:00 am Trips

D1-

  • 7:30 am Denali Cabins

  • 7:35 am Denali Park Village

  • 7:45 am Grizzly Bear

  • 7:50 am Riley Creek Bus stop

D2-

  • 7:35 am Denali Grand

  • 7:45 am Denali Bluffs

  • 7:50 am Princess & Salmon Bake

  • 7:55 am Chalet

10:00 am Trips

  • 9:10 am Denali Cabins

  • 9:15 am Denali Park Village

  • 9:20 am Grizzly Bear

  • 9:30 am Riley Creek

  • 9:40 am Denali Grand

  • 9:50 am Denali Bluffs

  • 9:55 am Princess & Salmon Bake

  • 10:00 am Chalet

12:00 pm Trips

  • 11:05 am Denali Cabins

  • 11:10 am Denali Park Village

  • 11:15 am Grizzly Bear

  • 11:25 am Riley Creek

  • 11:35 am Denali Grand

  • 11:45 am Denali Bluffs

  • 11:50 am Princess & Salmon Bake

  • 11:55 am Chalet

2:00 pm Trips

D1-

1:10 pm Denali Cabins

1:15 pm Denali Park Village

1:20 pm Grizzly Bear

1:30 pm Riley Creek

1:40 pm Denali Grand

1:50 pm Denali Bluffs

1:55 pm Princess & Salmon Bake

2:00 pm Chalet

6:00 pm Trips

D1-

5:30 pm Denali Cabins

5:35 pm Denali Park Village

5:40 pm Grizzly Bear

5:50 pm Riley Creek Bus stop 5:55 pm

D2-

5:35 pm Denali Grand

5:45 pm Denali Bluffs

5:50 pm Princess & Salmon Bake

5:55 pm Chalet