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Wilderness Wave River Float Trip

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3½ Hours Duration
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Including safety briefing
Transportation Included
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To and from local lodgings
11-Mile River Float
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On the Nenana River
Fun Scenic Journey
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For families and beginners


Experience the Alaskan wilderness from the water and cruise down the Nenana River on this exciting, family-friendly adventure, where you'll raft through Class II and Class III rapids as you take in the breathtaking scenery or challenge yourself throughout this two-hour excursion.

This action-packed adventure is one of the best Denali tours in Alaska thanks to its versatility, as you can choose to go the adventurous route and be an active participant, working alongside your group and your guide to brave the rapids as you experience the raw power of Mother Nature; Or, you can let the more challenging parts to your guide and ride as a passenger, taking in the breathtaking landscape as you sail 11 miles down one of Denali's most renowned rivers.

The Wilderness Wave River Float Trip includes a shuttle service from your hotel to the excursion zone, where you'll undergo gear fitting and a safety briefing from your expert guides to prepare you for the thrilling adventure ahead. This Denali tour is open to children 5 years and older, and is the perfect opportunity for families to create lasting memories that will be cherished for years to come!

What's Included

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there rapids on this tour?
Yes! On this tour, you will find Class II and III rapids that you will navigate with the assistance of your knowledgeable guide. Get ready for an exciting and thrilling journey as you take on the rapids and experience the rush of the wild waters!
What should I wear and bring?
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's included in this tour?
We will provide you with, all necessary rafting gear & guides, GCX3 Breathable Gull Drysuits, Type 5 Personal Floatation Device PFD, a helmet, river shoes, transportation to and from the river, courtesy shuttle from Hotel to Excursion, and finally a safe location to store your personal belongings during the raft trip.

Know Before You Book

Minimum Age: 5 years old • Minimum Weight: 50 lbs
Children must be at least 5 years old to participate and anyone under 18 must have a signed parental consent form to participate in the absence of a parent or guardian.
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

Adult Rate

Child Rate

Itinerary • 3h 30min • 4 activities

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Take a short ride to the excursion site on the complimentary shuttle

30 minutes
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Your guide will give you a safety briefing as you're fitted with equipment for your adventure

30 minutes
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Enjoy the stunning Alaskan wilderness & fight class IV classes for two whole hours

2 hours
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Enjoy a relaxing ride back to your hotel or lodgings in Denali

30 minutes