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Nenana Gorge Whitewater Rafting - Paddle Option

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    What to Expect
    MEETING PLACE AND TIME

    If you are driving to Denali, please meet us at our office at Denali about 10 minutes prior to your trip time. We are super easy to find – we are on the northeast side of the bridge at Milepost 238, Parks Highway. Plenty of parking. If you are arriving by train or motorcoach, we will contact you to arrange a meeting place and time.

    THE EXPERIENCE

    The guide is located in the stern of the raft and calls out paddle commands like "forward," "back-paddle," left-turn," "right-turn," etc.in order to maneuver the raft. Passengers participate in a co-ordinated team effort as they travel downstream. It's a real adventure! 11 miles of Class III/IV whitewater down the Nenana Gorge.  3-4 hours start to finish. We provide all the special gear needed including a drysuit (PFD, drysuit, river shoes). We go rain or shine.
    • Class III and IV whitewater
    • All passengers paddle together under the direction of a professional guide.
    • Minimum Age 14. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Tour Time Options: 8 am, 2 pm, and 6 pm check-in times
    • Tour lasts about 3-4 hours start to finish
    • Dress Smart - For rafting, you should dress for the weather. Remember to wear long pants, long sleeves, at least 2 layers on the top, and socks. Bring an extra pair of socks with you when you check in. When you take off your shoes to get dressed into your drysuit, you can put the extra pair of socks into your shoes, which will meet you at the end of the trip. Remember, also, that everything you wear will go inside the drysuit, so it’s best not to wear a top layer that has a hood because hoods can be uncomfortable inside the drysuit. If it’s chilly, you may want to bring a hat. We launch our trips rain or shine; in fact, there’s nothing better to do at the Park when it’s raining than go rafting.

    Nenana Raft Adventures is located at beautiful Denali National Park, Alaska. Flowing north through the heart of the Alaska Range, the Nenana River is the most popular whitewater river in Alaska. Enjoy this ADVENTUROUS raft trip suitable for even families with older children (+10 years old). Mankind has yet to come up with a more comfortable or less strenuous method of low impact wilderness travel.
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    Departure Point
    We are super easy to find – we are on the northeast side of the bridge at Milepost 238, Parks Highway. Plenty of parking. If you are arriving by train or motorcoach, we will contact you to arrange a meeting place and time.
    Duration
    3h
    Inclusions
    • Professional River Guide
    • All necessary safety equipment - Dry Suits for everyone, Personal Floatation Device (PFD), & river booties.
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Photos and Video are available for purchase after the trip. (optional)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
    • Minimum age of 10 years old
    • All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
    • Everyone must sign a participant agreement, release, and acknowledgement of risk form. This is available on our website.
    • What to Wear:
    • You should dress for the weather. Remember to wear long pants, long sleeves, at least 2 layers on the top, and socks.
    • Bring an extra pair of socks with you when you check in. When you take off your shoes to get dressed into your drysuit, you can put the extra pair of socks into your shoes, which will meet you at the end of the trip.
    • Remember, also, that everything you wear will go inside the drysuit, so it’s best not to wear a top layer that has a hood because hoods can be uncomfortable inside the drysuit. If it’s chilly, you may want to bring a hat. We launch our trips rain or shine; in fact, there’s nothing better to do at the Park when it’s raining than go rafting.
    • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Yes, this is an adventure. Full dry suit, shoes, life vest, helmet and paddle provided. One might think you will not be able to move once suited up, but amazingly enough not only can you move but you will also paddle to provide the power...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank SueMere
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Absolutely loved our rafting adventure. The guides were excellent and also funny. The rapids were thrilling and the scenery was beautiful. Even the bus ride back was fun.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Terri C
    Reviewed 7 September 2019 via mobile

    We were picked up, and driven to the starting point of our whitewater river rafting adventure down Nenana Gorge in Denali National Park. This was 3 to 4 hours, from start to finish. They drive you back to your hotel. The initial process of putting...More

    1  Thank helenlimyl
    Reviewed 31 August 2019 via mobile

    We can’t speak more highly of our Nenana Gorge white water adventure . Mud Flap was one of those good ole boys you hope to find and a first class and safe rafting guide with 25 years in the game . Mud Flap was heaps...More

    Thank jamessawcom
    Reviewed 31 August 2019

    This raft ride was so professionally done. From Cam and the guides fitting us into full wet suits until Jordan gave us the ride of a lifetime on the river. This team has got it down to a science. We rode the Class 1,2 and...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank orientalnc9
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