Denali Talkeetna Float Adventure

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Excursion Overview

Raft down the expanse of the glacial-fed Talkeetna river!

See the best of the Talkeetna River in this exhilarating rafting tour. After a safety briefing from your guides, you will set off down the gorgeous glacial-fed Talkeetna River. From the river, the sights of Denali are even more breathtaking than you can imagine. You will be on the lookout for all kinds of amazing wildlife like bears, eagles, and even foxes.

After looking out for bear tracks and eagle nests, you will float past an old miner's cabin. As your float rolls to an end, you will join the mighty Susitna River as a finale.

**Wildlife not guaranteed**

Things You Need to Know


  • Gear/equipment: Rain jacket, rain pants, life vest, rubber over boots


  • Minimum age: 2 years old
  • Signed liability waiver

Duration: 2 hours (Roundtrip from downtown Talkeetna.)

  • 10 minutes - drive from our office to river
  • 10 minutes - safety briefing and equipment check
  • 1.5 hours - on float trip
  • 10 minutes - walk back to the office

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the local tour provider's office, located in downtown Talkeetna. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is limited mobility accessible. Guests must be able to climb 4 steps in and out of the van. There is limited storage in the vehicle for foldable wheelchairs or walkers and we can have them waiting at the office. Please leave a comment during checkout if accommodations for collapsable equipment will be required on the tour.

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

Our rafts are 16-foot NRS rubber rafts that are unmotorized, uncovered, and have no back support. Guests must be comfortable sitting along the raft with no back support.

We have a porta-potty at the departure point of the Chulitna River and can make "nature pit stops" if needed along the edge of the river but no restrooms once we are on our way.

The Chulitna River Float Trip offers some of the most spectacular views, weather depending, of the Alaska Range for a large portion of the float trip.

Bald eagles, waterfowl, and beaver are all common sights, and we also have the opportunity to see bears, moose, foxes, and wolves however this is not a designated wildlife tour and specific wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

While we strongly suggest leaving your bags with us, securely in our office, you can bring personal belongings however nothing can be attached to your back as to not impede the safety of your life-jacket.

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Guest Reviews


1 total


Jerald P

On Aug 2022

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


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Duration: 2 hours

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Duration: 2 hours

Adult: $99.00

Child (2-10): $79.00