If you are looking for an Alaska adventure the whole family will enjoy, our Alaska raft trips on the Kenai River are just what you want. These are voyages of discovery that give you an in depth look at the history of the area in addition to the scenery and wildlife.
You’ll learn a little about the area and get to see the world famous combat fishing area where millions of salmon bring thousands of fishermen. These trips go into the National Wildlife Refuge and we often spot bear and moose from the rafts.
The Upper Kenai Scenic Float – Half Day
3 hours – $59/person plus tax
Kids under 12 – $29.50
Departs daily – 9 AM, 2 PM and 6 PM
This guided river trip into the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is our most popular trip. Our guides will show you the historic sites of Cooper Landing, & the world famous combat fishing area at the Russian River as we float 14 miles from the Cooper Landing bridge to Jim’s Landing. Abundant wildlife surrounds you as the river winds its way through the spectacular Chugach mountains. A serene float with a few spirited but safe rapids, it delivers scenery, wildlife and a sense of the history of the area.
Fun and safe for all ages. Kids 12 and under half price.
Full Day Scenic Float “Kenai River Canyon”
7 – 8 hours – $155/person plus tax
Kids under 12 – $77.50
Departs daily – 10AM
Our extended guided raft trip follows a similar route to our three hour trip, but continues deeper into the Kenai National Wildlife refuge and into the Kenai River Canyon. This trip picks up the pace as you raft Class II+ rapids through narrow rocky cliffs and experience a part of Alaska that can only be accessed by boat. The trip winds down as the river opens up into the beautiful Skilak Lake. The last leg of the trip is an easy walk up the Hidden Creek trail to our waiting van.
Fun and safe for all ages. Kids 12 and under half price. Lunch included.
The Kenai Gold Prospector – Full Day
9 hours – $289/Person plus tax
Departs daily – 8AM
A full day adventure combining our scenic float & an introduction to prospecting for gold. The day begins with Prospector John, who you may have seen on various Alaska reality television shows!
John will teach you gold panning techniques and sluice box operation…Then we board the raft an drift down the beautiful Kenai river to one of Johns favorite tributary streams. There you and John walk a few hundred yards upstream to his chosen gravel bar and set up to find some gold. We never know what to expect for gold, sometimes it is, “WOW! Look what we got”.
After you put the gold you have found into your poke, you walk back down to the river to rejoin the raft trip.
The scenic float continues through a section of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and not only shows off the beauty of the Upper Kenai River Valley but also all of it’s wildlife & abundant bird life. We often see moose or bear and almost always dall sheep and mountain goats on the ridges above the river. Eagle nests abound so it is a rare trip when we don’t see them – often young eagles are on the nest testing their wings in the middle of the summer…
This serene stretch of river is fun and safe for all ages & abilities. All gear is provided!