About

Established in 1974, Denali Raft Adventures, Inc. is the original raft company on the Nenana River at the entrance of Denali National Park, Alaska. We offer Gore-Tex drysuits for the utmost in comfort, neoprene boots, Coast Guard approved lifejacket, and a guided 18ft or 16ft raft which allows you to experience a sense of adventure and fun for an activity that has inherent risks.

In order to provide you a enjoyable raft trip we supply knowledgeable guides, top quality Avon & Sotar rafts, as well as the following gear for your comfort and safety.

Gore-Tex drysuits provided the most comfortable rafting experience possible. Our Gore-Tex drysuits come with latex gaskets at the neck, and wrists and latex socks to keep your feet dry. Raft in comfort in and out of the water with full range of movement. Drysuits were developed for people working and/or playing around freezing cold water providing you with a waterproof exterior layer to wear over your own insulating layers. We provide neoprene booties that slip over the latex sock allowing your feet to warm themselves with your own body heat. A Coast Guard approved Type V lifejacket is provided.

To ensure your safety we take the following precautions:

  • There are a minimum of two boats per trip.
  • Each boat is equipped with a throw bag.
  • The trip leader on each tour carries emergency first aid supplies.
  • Shuttle drivers monitor the trip via the highway on the whitewater portion of the river.
  • Shuttle drivers are posted below major rapids to provide assistance in an emergency.

We make every effort to provide you with a heightened sense of adventure, laughter, and fun so that you can make a memory that will last for the rest of your life.

Please Note: Rafting is an inherently risky activity. Denali Raft Adventures, Inc., associated tour companies and their agents assume no responsibility what so ever and will not be held responsible for any loss, damage or injury to persons or property however caused. Clients will assume liability for participation in these activities by signing Denali Raft Adventures, Inc. “Participant Release of Liability” (a parent or guardian must sign for minors 18 years or younger), by wearing life jackets and listening attentively to our safety talk and by following our guide and staff’s instructions. Denali Raft Adventures, Inc., associated tour companies and their agents assume no responsibility for any expenses incurred due to delays or trip cancellations. Denali Raft Adventures, Inc. reserves the right to cancel or change trips at any time due to varying conditions.

Choose the Denali Rafting Adventure that’s Right for You!
Whitewater rafting, or a gentle float down the Nenana River.

McKinley Run
2 Hour
mild water
Class II to III
$97
Canyon Run
2 Hour
whitewater
III to IV
$97
Healy Express
4 Hours mild
to whitewater
II to IV
$138
4 Hour Scenic
1st 4 Hours
of Full Day
II to III
$151
Full Day
2 Hours mild
+ Healy Express
I to IV
$195

Booking & Cancellation policy: To book a raft tour a 50% deposit is required at time of booking. Cancellations after time of booking will incur a 10% cancellation fee, there will be no refund available for trips cancelled within 48 hours of departure time. All trips depart rain or shine.

 
All rates are for 2018 rafting season.
Prices are subject to change without notice

Trips are offered from May 20th to September 10th seasonally.

 
 
We offer discounts for AAA, Military, and groups of 10 or more. Call or email for more information. Last minute arrivals are always welcome, but to guarantee space on the trip of your choice, reservations are highly recommended. Trips fill up quickly, so please make reservations early.
 
Experience Denali rafting whitewater to scenic trips at their finest!