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Denali Whitewater Rafting Combo Tour

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5½ Hours Duration
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From start to finish
Mixed Adventure
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Enjoy adventure and relaxation
22-Mile River Float
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Combining McKinley Floats & Canyon Run
Transportation Provided
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To and from your local lodgings


Experience the tranquil and thrilling sides of Alaska's rivers on the incredible Denali Raft Wave Train. You'll use both oar and paddle rafts to embark on an unforgettable water journey through picturesque waterscapes, and Class III and IV rapids. This Denali rafting tour combines the excitement of the Canyon Wave Trip with the scenic beauty of the Wilderness Wave Trip, creating an immersive experience that is perfect for both experienced rafters and first-timers. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure!

This Denali rafting experience begins with a convenient pick-up from your local accommodation, followed by a safety briefing as you are outfitted with dry gear to keep you warm and comfortable throughout the journey. You will then head down to the McKinley portion of the tour, where you will be able to take in the breathtaking scenery of the river while navigating the class I and II rapids, preparing you for the more advanced rapids ahead.

As your group progresses down the Nenana river, you'll be met with a thrilling two-hour stretch of wild Alaskan whitewater. With the help of your experienced guide and your team, you'll navigate through Class III and IV rapids, all while taking in the breathtaking scenery. The heart-pumping excitement of this exclusive Denali rafting tour will create memories that will last a lifetime, so don't forget to bring your warm layers and your sense of adventure, and book your seats early to ensure you don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

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.
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.
Are the rapids optional?
Not really. While a significant portion of this trip is on tranquil waters, there is an unavoidable stretch of the river with Class III and IV rapids that you must raft through. Fear not, however! Your guide is highly experienced and will guide you and your group safely through the rapids.

Know Before You Book

Minimum Age: 12 years old
Participants must be 15 years of age or older to paddle.
This tour cannot accommodate pregnant women.
Minimum of 5 rafters must be booked in order for the tour to run.
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



5h 30min

Guest Rate

Itinerary • 5h 30min • 5 activities

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Board the complimentary shuttle and enjoy a relaxing drive to the tour site

30 minutes
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Your guide will take you through a short safety briefing as you're fitted with the equipment needed for this tour

30 minutes
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Challenge yourself through Class III and IV rapids as you experience the thrill of the famous Alaskan whitewaters

2 hours
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Enjoy the stunning Alaskan wilderness as you navigate through Class I and II rapids

2 hours
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Relax as the complimentary shuttle takes you back to your local lodgings

30 minutes