Anchorage Heli Packrafting

Excursion Overview

Heli Packrafting Adventure for the Ages

Leave the crowds behind and enjoy beautiful Alaska through a heli pack rafting adventure! Hop on a helicopter and enjoy the scenic flight over the Knik Glacier on your way to the tour starting point. Guests and a guide will be dropped off at a remote gravel bar near the glaciers and rivers.

At the base of the mountains, your experienced guide will assist you in putting on your drysuit, PFD, and all necessary gear to complete the Class 1 float adventure. Each guest will have their own packrat which is a portable lightweight inflatable boat. After a water safety briefing and paddle instructions, start your float down the calm, slow moving water and lake with the majestic views and glaciers from a distance.

Pull over to the river bank for snacks/lunch and don't forget to capture photo memories with the mountainous views as the backdrop. Guests are picked dup by a helicopter miles downstream from the start at the end of the day.

Things You Need to Know


  • Experienced and knowledgeable Guide
  • Rafting Instruction
  • Small guided group ratios
  • Personal raft, dry suit, paddle, Personal Flotation Device, and extra warm gear
  • Picnic Lunch


  • Minimum of 2 passengers required to book
  • Minimum age: 18 years old
  • Maximum weight: 290lbs
  • Extra pair of shoes (Your shoes will get wet, bring an extra pair to change into after your trip)
  • Signed liability waiver (You can sign this on-site during the safety briefing)
  • Appropriate clothing per weather
  • Recommendations: Camera, Shoes that will get wet, extra warm layers, preferred snacks, water bottle, sunscreen, and sunglasses

Duration: 6 hours (Roundtrip from the Alaska Glacier Lodge in Palmer, AK)

  • 10 minutes - preflight safety briefing and preparation
  • 20 minutes - scenic helicopter flightseeing over the Knik Glacier
  • 5 hours - packrafting and scenic picnic lunch
  • 20 minutes - reboard helicopter and flight back to the heliport
  • 10 minutes - arrive at heliport and de-gear

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the Alaska Glacier Lodge which is at least an hour's drive from downtown Anchorage. Roundtrip transportation is not offered at this time and guests must drive or arrange transportation to the lodge. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is not wheelchair or limited mobility accessible.

Refund Policy:

  • You may cancel for any reason up to seven (7) days prior to the date of the tour for a full refund.
  • Please see our Refund Policy Page for complete details.

Frequently Asked Questions

The pilot balances the helicopter based on the weight and number of passengers. We cannot make any promises for specific seat because safety cannot be compromised. If you have a preference ask the pilot and when it is safe the pilot will try to accommodate you.

Wildlife is abundant in Alaska and sightings are possible on any tour, however, this is not a designated wildlife tour and nothing can be guaranteed.

The minimum age is 18 years old.

You can bring your own preferred snacks. Alcohol is not allowed on this tour.

Alaska has extreme weather conditions and it can change often. We recommend wearing layers, a weatherproof outer coat, and sunglasses.


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Duration: 6 hours

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Duration: 6 hours

Minimum of 2 Required to Book

Adult (18+): $999.00