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 Talkeena river. From the river, the sights of Denali are even more breathtaking than you can imagine. You will be on the look-out for all kinds of amazing wildlife like bears, eagles, and even foxes.
After looking out for bear tracks and eagles nests, you will float past an old miners cabin. As your float rolls to an end, you will join the mighty Susitna river as a finale.
**Wildlife not guaranteed**
Duration: 2 hours
- Gear/equipment: Rain jacket, rain pants, life vest, rubber over boots
Duration: 2 hours. Tour times below are approximate:
- 10 minute drive from our office to river
- 10 minute safety briefing and equipment check
- 1.5 hours on float trip
- 10 minute walk back to the office
- Minimum age: 2 years old
- Signed liability waiver
- This tour meets at your hotel. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.
ADA Accessibility of Tour:
- This tour is limited mobility accessible. Please leave a comment during checkout if accommodations for collapsable equipment will be required on the tour.
Does the raft provide back support?
Our rafts are 16 foot NRS rubber rafts that are unmotorized, uncovered, and have no back support. Guests must be comfortable to sit along raft with no back support.
Is there a restroom along the way?
We have a porta-potty at the departure point of the Chulitna River and can make "nature pit stops" if needed along the rivers edge but no restrooms once we are on our way.
Will we see the Alaska Range?
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.
Will we see wildlife?
Bald eagles, waterfowl, and beaver are all common sights, and we also have the opportunity to see bear, moose, fox, and wolves however this is not a designated wildlife tour and specific wildlife cannot be guaranteed.
Can we bring backpacks?
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.
Are cameras allowed?
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Aug 2022 - Jerald P.
Viollette was an amazing guide. She was very informative about the river and Alaska in general. Highly recommended.