PACKRAFTING KENAI RIVER

QUICK DETAILS

  • Ages: 12 years +
  • Duration: 6 to 9 hours
  • Departs: Seward & Cooper Landing
  • Location: Upper Kenai River
  • Exertion: Moderate
  • Price: $299 Seward / $279 Cooper Landing

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TRIP DETAILS & ITINERARY

Learn to packraft in the Alaskan wilderness on an exhilarating instructional-based packrafting adventure in the heart of the Kenai Peninsula!

Guests will commence their adventure on the edge of Kenai Lake as their guide first instructs the group on inflating packrafts, paddling basics and boating safety. With expert Packrafting instruction, guests will spend 1-2 hours learning Packrafting skills and techniques on the lake. This will provide them time to get the feel for the packraft and offers opportunities to learn paddling techniques while taking in the breathtaking landscape.

Once everyone has paddled around for a while and feels comfortable in the packraft, the group will break for a shoreside lunch. After lunch and a little more instruction, guests begin their journey down a 7 mile stretch of the mighty Kenai River. The river starts off nice and smooth, but with a swiftness that will quickly garner attention and respect. The river is mostly class I-II, to II+ depending on water levels.

The majority of the time consists of packrafting and potentially some time to practice advanced maneuvers, and re-run a few rapid sections. Guests may have tremendous wildlife sightings on this trip, so they’ll get every chance to pull over and snap photos. The trip finishes with a nice, scenic river float to the take-out, followed by some hoots and hollers and high-fives.

Please note: Instructional-based trip. Great for beginners as well as those who have packrafted before. No experience is necessary for this Packrafting trip. This trip takes place in Cooper Landing, AK, daily departures from Cooper Landing and Seward.


This trip takes place in Cooper Landing, AK, but we offer departures from Seward and Cooper Landing; you will be able select the departure option when booking.

  • If departing from Seward your guide will pick you up at the meeting location, local hotel, cruise port, or train depot in Seward.
  • If departing from Cooper Landing you will meet your guide at the river starting point.
  • Maps and driving directions for all meeting locations are provided with your reservation confirmation.

TRIP DETAILS

  • TRIP TIME: See Booking Calendar
  • LOCATION: Upper Kenai River (Cooper Landing)
  • DEPARTS: Seward & Cooper Landing, AK
  • DURATION: 6 Hours | 9 Hours (Seward)
  • DISTANCE: 7-10+ miles of packrafting
  • DIFFICULTY: Instructional; Easy to Moderate 
  • AGES: 12 years old and up

INCLUSIONS

  • Professional guide service and expert packraft instruction
  • Deli lunch (wraps, granola bar, piece of fruit)
  • Packraft
  • Paddle
  • Drysuit
  • PFD
  • Helmet
  • River boots
  • Drybag and/or dry-backpack
  • Round-trip transportation from Seward (*Seward departure option only*)

ADDITIONAL INFO

  • Terrain, River, and Gear: The rafting is moderate with sections of class II-II(+) rapids. We outfit you with the river gear necessary, including drysuits, for paddling the Kenai River. Bring/wear clothing for dressing in layers; a gear list is provided with your booking confirmation.
  • Meeting Place:
    • SEWARD: Meet at the Seward Boat Harbor.
      • Pick-Up / Drop-Off: Available at local hotels, cruise port, and train depot in Seward. Pick-up times will be confirmed upon booking, but it may be up to an hour prior to your trip start time.
    • COOPER LANDING: Meet in Cooper Landing at the upper Kenai River boat launch, just downstream of Kenai Lake.

*Maps and directions are provided with your reservation confirmation.

NEED HELP?

We hope you find the information on this page useful. But if you need help booking your trip or have any questions please contact us.

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