Denali Park Adventures

Wilderness Wave Rafting Tour

Wilderness Wave Rafting Tour

Tour Provided By: New Wave Adventures

Tour Dates: 5/20/24–9/7/24

Tour Times:

  • 8:00 am
  • 2:00 pm
  • 6:00 pm (May 25–Aug 24)
    • Changing to 5:30 pm (Aug 25 - Sept 1)

Tour Rates:

  • Ages 12 & up: $130
  • Ages 5–11: $80

Tour Description

Enjoy a gorgeous tour along the natural boundary of Denali National Park. On the Wilderness Wave Raft Tour, you’ll glide through 11 miles of glacially carved valleys and amazing vistas with panoramic views of Mount Fellows and the Nenana Canyon. Although you’ll encounter the occasional rapid, this option is mellow enough for the whole family.

  • Class I, II, III
  • Suitable for ages 5 years and older (Minimum weight requirement 50lb/23kg)
  • Tour Length is 3–3.5 hours

Paddle vs Oar Rafts

For all raft trips, you have your choice of oar rafts or paddle rafts (It takes 5 participants to paddle, when possible parties are combined to reach five or more). Both oar rafts and paddle rafts run the same rapids on the river. Perfect for 1st timers, an oar raft, is rowed by the guide while rafters sit, hold on and enjoy the view. In a paddle raft you will be expected to follow instructions and be an active participant by paddling the raft down river. You still have a guide but everyone has a paddle and the guide instructs you on how and when to paddle.

Recommended Clothing

  • Warm outdoor clothes
  • Dress in layers (avoid cotton if possible)
  • A wool or fleece beanie style hat
  • Two pair wool socks
  • Eye glass retainers

A Gore-Tex drysuit, neoprene booties, and a life jacket are provided.

Weather Policy

All trips depart rain or shine.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be issued for trips cancelled within seven days of departure. All trips depart rain or shine. Cancellations after time of payment with more than eight days notice will incur a 10% cancellation fee.

Child Policy

Suitable for ages 5 years and older.

Shuttle Availability

Our Shuttle Service provides pickup from local lodging, plus transportation to and from the river.

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