DENALI TOURS & SHORE EXCURSIONS

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Denali Aurora Quest - Northern Lights Tour

  • 3.8
  • 3 hrs

  • $144 / person

The Aurora Quest in Denali is not to be missed! Search the skies for the Northern Lights and learn about Mother Nature's fireworks with your knowledgeable Alaskan guide. This 3-hour narrated tour will take you to one of the b READ MORE...

Husky Homestead Iditarod Tour

  • 5.0
  • 2.5 hrs

  • $64 / person

Visit the welcoming and unique husky homestead of a Hall of Fame Iditarod champion. Jeff King is often recognized as the "Winningest Musher in the World." He holds four championship titles for the 1,049-mile Iditarod Trail Sl READ MORE...

Train from Anchorage to Denali National Park via Denali Star Train - Alaska Railroad

  • 7.5 hrs

  • $193 / person

Have you been asking, how do I get to Denali National Park? Your answer is this flagship train. The northbound Denali Star Train departs Anchorage for the 356-mile, 7.5-hour journey to Denali, with stops in Wasilla, Talkeetna READ MORE...

Denali Helicopter Tour & Glacier Landing

  • 5.0
  • 2.25 hrs

  • $595 / person

Experience the magic of stepping on a remote glacier deep in the Alaska Range with this trilling helicopter adventure tour!

Denali Heli Hike

  • 4.5 hrs

  • $499 / person

Start your adventure at the private helipad where you will fly with one of our experienced pilots along with a naturalist expert through the Denali National Park area. Trek through the wild Alaskan backcountry and explore rem READ MORE...

Denali Tundra Express with Landing

  • 4.0
  • 2 hrs

  • $259 / person

Explore the mountains just outside Denali National Park with a chance to view the Alaska Range and Mt. Deborah. This breathtaking helicopter ride provides you an opportunity to step out and into the scenic landscape of Denali READ MORE...

Denali Peak Flightseeing Tour

  • 1-1.25 hrs

  • $449 / person

You will soar amongst the jagged mountaintops and over tumbling glaciers on a stunning 200-mile flight to get within 1/2 mile and circle Denali to see every spectacular corner of this massive mountain (weather permitting). T READ MORE...

Denali Express Flightseeing Tour

  • 45 hrs

  • $365 / person

Offered during the Alaskan summer, this 45-minute flightseeing adventure will allow you to see the rugged and unique beauty of Denali National Park. Mystifying views of snow-capped mountain ranges, glacially carved terrain, READ MORE...

Denali Talkeetna Float Adventure

  • 5.0
  • 2 hrs

  • $99 / person

Raft down the 6 mile expanse of the lower Talkeetna river! This glacial-fed river flows through the great Denali landscape with a backdrop of the Alaska Range and local wildlife that inhabits the area.

Denali Chulitna Float Adventure

  • 4 hrs

  • $169 / person

Float through the famous Denali scenery and Alaskan Ranges. Starting in Trapper Creek, you will launch and float down the nineteen miles of the glacier waters of the Chulitna River. With wildlife, mountains, and the Denali Na READ MORE...

Talkeetna Wilderness Jet Boat Tour

  • 2 hrs

  • $89 / person

Panoramic views, folklore, and artifacts await you on this unique 20-mile Alaska river adventure. Behold the splendor of Denali and the great Alaska Range from a spectacular vantage point on the Susitna River in our technical READ MORE...

Denali Park Zipline Adventure

  • 3 hrs

  • $159 / person

Experience life above the trees ziplining just outside of Denali National Park! With 6 sky bridges and 7 ziplines, this zipline course is not to be missed!

Denali Self Guided Jeep Adventure

  • 5.0
  • 4.25-4.5 hrs

  • $244 / Vehicle

Get off the beaten path with your group on this rugged and wilderness-filled excursion. From the comfort of your 4x4 Jeep Renegade, you'll be able to explore the area on your own with assistance from the equipped GPS. These v READ MORE...

Denali Highway Jeep Excursion Tour

  • 5.0
  • 4 hrs

  • $179 / person

Don't miss the Denali Highway, the #2 'Drive of a Lifetime' by National Geographic Traveler magazine! Your 100+ mile roundtrip excursion will give you the best opportunity to see wildlife, snow-capped mountains, glaciers, and READ MORE...

Denali ATV Trailblazer

  • 5.0
  • 3.5 hrs

  • From: $210 / Vehicle

Blaze the trails with us as we cruise through the beautiful Alaskan Range. On this off-road adventure tour, there'll be plenty of time for photo stops, lessons on survival in the wilderness, and exploring the rugged trails!

Denali ATV Wilderness Adventure

  • 4.4
  • 2.5 hrs

  • From: $135 / Vehicle

Get ready for some adventure! Whether a novice or expert ATVer, this trip is a memorable experience in the Alaskan wilderness on your own automatic single ATV or multi-passenger side-by-side ATV!

Denali ATV Midnight Sun

  • 5.0
  • 2.5 hrs

  • From: $135 / Vehicle

This trip is a memorable experience during the weeks surrounding the summer solstice and one not to miss! With prolonged sunsets, the trails are illuminated and your adventure will take place in the rosy alpenglow.

Denali Canyon Wave Rafting

  • 3-3.5 hrs

  • $130 / person

Discover spectacular views and thrilling rapids through Denali National Park on 11 miles of the Nenana River. This class III-IV rapids excursion will have you cruising through exciting glacial rapids all while taking in the READ MORE...

Denali Wilderness Wave Rafting

  • 3-3.5 hrs

  • $130 / person

Glide along eleven miles of glacially carved terrain for a mellow, family friend rafting tour. This class II-III rafting adventure encounters the occasional rapid but provides an experience for the whole family to share alon READ MORE...

Train from Denali National Park to Anchorage via Denali Star Train

  • 7.5 hrs

  • $193 / person

The southbound Denali Star Train departs Denali for the 265-mile, 7.5-hour journey to Anchorage, with stops in Talkeetna and Wasilla.

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About Denali

Best Denali National Park Tours & Excursions:

1. Jeff King's Husky Homestead Tour

On this tour, you get a behind-the-scenes look at how mushers create a championship team and you get to cuddle husky puppies.

2. Denali Helicopter Tour & Glaicer Landing

This helicopter tour takes you soaring over the Alaskan backcountry, up the Yanert river, to land on Yanert glacier.

3. Denali National Park Heli-Hike

Fly over the Alaskan wilderness while watching for all types of wildlife. You’ll make your way to a landing zone that is custom-picked by your guide to suit your interests and abilities.

4. Denali Highway Jeep Excursion

Denali Highway is one of National Geographics Drives of a Lifetime. Enjoy this 100+ mile round trip drive with amazing views.

5. Denali Aurora Quest

In August and September, this 3-hour narrated tour takes you to one of the best places in the world to view the Northern Lights.

6. Zipline Adventure

Families love the thrill of this three-mile zipline trail ride that includes 6 sky bridges and 7 zip lines. Soar through trees and over the tundra.

7. Denali ATV Wilderness Adventure

With options for single or side-by-side ATVs, you can ride along trails surrounded by Denali National Park with speeds up to 30 mph. Stop to take in views of the Alaska Range, Otto Lake and Healy Valley.

8. Ruth Glacier Landing and Air Tour

This tour departs from the Healy River Airport and takes you soaring over 80 miles of the beautiful, untouched scenery of Denali National Park. You get to take in views like the Polychrome Mountains, glacial erratics, the infamous Muldrow and Ruth Glaciers, and of course, Mt. Denali.

9. Denali Backcountry Safari

Head deep into the Alaskan bush with the destination of the Stampede Trail on this rugged 4-wheel drive safari.

10. Denali Tundra Express with Landing Excursion

On this breathtaking helicopter tour, you can look below for wildlife or keep your eyes on the horizon for a chance to see Mt. Denali or Mt. Deborah.

 

For more ideas and trip planning, read our complete guide on the best things to do in Denali National Park.

 

Denali Shore Excursions by Locals

We are a local Alaska company that aims to bring you the best tours and experiences that Denali has to offer. When you buy Denali shore excursions on your own, instead of through a cruise ship, we can offer you wholesale, local Alaska prices. Our goal is to make your Alaskan cruise the trip of a lifetime!

 

FAQ

What are the best tours in Denali?

The best tours in Denali are:

What are the best tours in Denali for kids and families?

The best tours for kids and families are:

 

Is Denali a Mountain or a Park?

It’s both. Denali is the name of the tallest mountain in North America and the National Park & Preserve that surrounds it. Fun fact: the Park & Preserve area is larger than the entire state of New Jersey, so there is a lot to explore.

 

What are Alaska's Big 5?

Alaska’s “Big 5” animals are bears, moose, caribou, Dall sheep, and wolves. You can find them all in the Denali National Park & Preserve.

 

More About Denali

Denali National Park offers fun for the whole family. You'll find some of the best ATV & Jeep Excursions and Zipline Tours that Alaska has to offer. 

You can get to Denali via the Denali Star Train. Learn more about transfers here.

While it's most common to view the Northern Lights from Fairbanks, you can also see them from Denali.

 

Reviews of our Denali Tours

Here's what visitors had to say about our tours.

Denali Helicopter Tour and Glacier Landing:

“Excellent tour probably the best I have been on. Spectacular views and breathtaking scenery as far as the eye could see. Landing and walking on the glacier was awesome. A very smooth ride and a knowledgeable pilot. Well worth the money. Would definitely do it again.”

Michael

 

Denali Highway Jeep Excursion:

“This tour was beautiful. We saw beautiful scenery and a few Moose. The guide was very good and the jeeps were comfortable. One of my favorite things we did in Alaska.”

Linda

 

ATV WIlderness Adventure:

“My kids 12 and 14 really loved this excursion . The ATV 's had good shocks and went over all bumps like clouds”

Kelly

 

Talkeetna Float Adventure:

“Viollette was an amazing guide. She was very informative about the Talkeetna river and Alaska in general. Highly recommended.”

Jerald

 

Self-Guided Jeep Adventure:

“We had an amazing adventure during our self guided tour of Denali National Park on August 23. It was wonderful to be able to take our time to view the beauty and wildlife of the park. We finished our day at the Denali National Park Visitor Center enjoying the displays and films that were available. We recommend renting a jeep through Alaska Shore Excursions and enjoying your own leisurely adventure.”

Noca