Seward Packrafting on Kenai River

Excursion Overview

An Iconic Alaskan Adventure on the World-Renowned Kenai River

Your adventure will commence on the shoreline of the Kenai River in Cooper Landing, Alaska. This glacially fed river is the Kenai Peninsula's longest at 82 miles long. You'll enjoy a full 4 hours of packrafting, so be ready for an action-packed day.

If you've never used a packraft, that's no problem! We'll provide expert instruction for beginners. A packraft is a small float resembling an inflatable kayak. Since they're very durable and lightweight, they are especially useful for rough terrain in places like the Alaskan backcountry.

While you paddle down the river, your guide will share stories and local anecdotes about the area. They'll also point out secret viewpoints that you may not see otherwise! Wildlife can sometimes be spotted in the water or along the shoreline. The Kenai River is world-renowned for its huge king salmon populations, boasting the record for the largest sport-caught king salmon in the world at 97 pounds.

Get out on the water for 4 hours of fresh mountain air, stunning scenic vistas, exciting rapid conditions, and so much fun!

This tour is considered moderately difficult and rapids are typically encountered. Guests should be at least 14 years old and regularly active.

Please note: This tour takes place in Cooper Landing, about 50 miles from Seward. If you require roundtrip transportation from Seward, please select either the 7:30 AM or 12:30 PM tour. Tours at 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM meet directly in Cooper Landing and DO NOT include transportation.

Things You Need to Know


  • Professional guide service and expert packraft instruction
  • Packrafting equipment: paddles, drysuit, life jackets, helmets, drybag for personal belongings
  • Round-trip transportation from Seward, if selected


  • Minimum of 2 passengers required to book
  • Minimum age: 14 years old
  • All guests must be reasonably fit and able to walk safely on uneven terrain
  • Dress in layers appropriate for current weather conditions. A waterproof dry suit is provided for rafting.
  • Please eat a hearty breakfast in the morning prior to arriving for your trip, and bring snacks and a full water bottle.
  • Please bring your camera, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray, and any personal items you will need. A dry bag is provided for personal items you need during the tour.

Duration: 4 hours (Roundtrip from Seward. )

  • 1.5 hours - transport to Seward (if selected)
  • 4 hours - packrafting

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets in Cooper Landing, AK. Please purchase a ticket including roundtrip transport from Seward if you do not have transportation. 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

Packrafts are very light, inflatable boats that are paddled and used much like a kayak. Packrafts are extremely stable and are often used for traversing rapids.

We use single-person packrafts. Everyone paddles their own raft.

No experience is necessary for this trip. Your guide will provide expert instruction and training for those that have never packrafted before.

There are bathrooms available before and after the tour, but not while rafting.

Backpacks, small bags, and purses are allowed on this tour. We provide a drybag for your personal items.

Non-alcoholic beverages in closeable containers and snacks are allowed on tour.


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Duration: 4 hours

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Duration: 4 hours

Departs from Seward

Person (age 14+): $395.00