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Canyon Wave Whitewater Rafting

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3 ½ Hours Duration
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From pick-up to drop-off
11-Mile River Float
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On the Nenana River
Transportation Included
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To and from local lodgings
Thrilling Whitewater
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Class III & IV rapids


If you're searching for an adrenaline-filled adventure in the wilds of Alaska, then our Canyon Wave Whitewater Rafting is the perfect choice. This thrilling Denali whitewater rafting tour will take you deep into Class IV rapids on the Nenana River, testing your skill, strength, and team spirit! Prepare to be amazed by the breathtaking beauty of the Alaskan landscape as you navigate the rapids and experience the ultimate rush of excitement.

The Canyon Wave Whitewater Rafting will take you on an 11-mile journey down a pristine river, offering you the opportunity to challenge yourself while admiring the incomparable scenery. Choose between two thrilling activities: oar rafting or paddle rafting. With the oar raft, your experienced and skilled guide will take you through the waters as you hang on tight and enjoy the thrill of the ride and the scenery. For larger groups seeking a more involved experience, the paddle raft is the perfect choice. You and your group will take on the power of the Denali whitewater yourselves, with your skilled guide leading the way through the adventure.

Your Denali whitewater rafting adventure starts with a pickup from your local accommodation and a comprehensive safety briefing as you get kitted out with all the necessary safety gear. Once you're ready, you'll embark on a two-hour river journey, packed with thrills and stunning natural beauty. Your experienced guide will help you navigate the river safely while entertaining you with stories about the area, facts about the Nenana, and the occasional joke. Wrapped up in our Gore-Tex dry suits, you'll experience the excitement of the canyon wave trip as you embark on the adventure of a lifetime!

What's Included

Round Trip Transportation
Knowledgable Guides
Equipment & Gear: Drysuits, River Shoes, Life Jackets, Helmets, & Paddles
Guide Gratuities
Food & Drink

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear for this tour?
For maximum comfort, we recommend wearing non-cotton base layers, such as polyester or wool, yoga pants, long johns, or snug-fitting clothes underneath the drysuit. Don't forget to bring a rain jacket and two pairs of non-cotton socks to help you stay warm. If you wear glasses, make sure to bring eyeglass retainers! Keep in mind that you will get wet during this tour, so make sure to come prepared.
Are there rapids on this tour?
Yes! There are expansive stretches of river with Class III and IV rapids that you must traverse with the help of your team and your guide! If you've never gone rafting before, don't be intimidated; your guide is highly experienced and will guide you safely through the rapids. Embark on an exhilarating journey and experience the thrill of Denali's whitewater rafting!
What should I bring to this tour?
Your booking includes all necessary rafting gear and guides, including GCX3 Breathable Gull Drysuits, Type 5 Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs), helmets, river shoes, transportation to and from the river, a courtesy shuttle from your hotel to the excursion site, and a secure location to store your personal belongings during the rafting trip.

Know Before You Book

Minimum Age: 12 years old
We offer 2 raft options; an oar raft (where the guide does the work), and a paddle-raft when available (where you paddle along with the guide).
This tour cannot accommodate pregnant women.
Must be age 15+ to paddle.
Cancel up to 14-days before the tour for a refund. No refund is available if canceled within 14-days of the tour. If for any reason your tour is canceled, or if your cruise ship's schedule changes, you will receive a refund. Refunds do not include any non-refundable fees. Contact us by phone or email to request a cancellation.

Quick Facts



3h 30min

Guest Rate

Itinerary • 3h 30min • 4 activities

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Hop aboard the complimentary shuttle to the tour site and prepare for your adventure

30 minutes
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Take a comprehensive safety briefing as you're fitted with the necessary equipment for the tour

30 minutes
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Challenge yourself and nature for 2 whole hours as you experience the famous Alaskan whitewaters

2 hours
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Kick back and relax in the complimentary shuttle as you head back to your local lodgings

30 minutes