• Ages: 5 years +
  • Duration: 4 to 7 hours
  • Departs: Seward (7-hrs), or Cooper Landing (4-hrs)
  • Location: Kenai River (upper)
  • Exertion: Easy to Moderate
  • Price: $249 per person

Ask us about custom dates for individuals, couples, families, and groups.


Our experienced rafting guides take guests rafting down a stretch of the “Upper” Kenai River for a thrilling 7 to 8 mile rafting adventure! KBA specializes in rafting glacial rivers, and the Kenai River offers amazing sightseeing, and “spirited” rafting for those seeking thrills.

This is an interactive, team adventure that involves everyone paddling the raft with precise direction from your guide. Everyone will participate as it takes the whole raft team to maneuver the raft down the river. However, with enough paddlers, there is the option for some guests to not paddle.

Your adventure begins with a courtesy pickup in Seward, or meeting on-site in Cooper Landing. For folks departing from Seward, ground transportation from Seward to Cooper Landing is included (~45 minute drive). Prior to getting in the raft your guide will conduct an important safety briefing. Once everyone is in the raft, your guide will run you through a series of instructional paddle strokes, commands, and maneuvers.

Once everyone is ready, including your guide, you will begin your rafting adventure down the swift currents of the Kenai River.

Every trip is different as the river is constantly flowing at different rates through this dynamic landscape. The river is surrounded by towering mountains on both sides which showcases the gorgeous nature of the area’s diverse environment.

After floating the river for about 7 to 8 miles, you will stop at our designated take-out. After some high-fives, and laughs you’ll be transported back to where your trip started.

*The longer trip duration for the Seward departure is due to the included round-trip ground transportation from Seward to Cooper Landing. We average 2-3 hours longer for the drive time, plus pick-ups and drop-offs.


  • TRIP TIME: See Booking Calendar
  • DURATION: 5 to 8 Hours
  • DEPARTS: Seward, or Cooper Landing
  • LOCATION: Kenai River (Upper)
  • DIFFICULTY: Easy to Moderate
  • DISTANCE: 7 to 8 miles of river rafting
  • AGE LIMIT: 5 years + (must be able to swim)


  • Check-In: Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time.
  • Meeting Place – SEWARD: KBA Office, or one of our pre-defined meeting locations in Seward (Seward Boat Harbor area). A map and directions are provided with your reservation confirmation.
    • 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.
  • Meeting Place – COOPER LANDING: Meet in Cooper Landing at the upper Kenai River boat launch, just downstream of Kenai Lake.
  • River: Kenai River is mostly Class I-II, with a few spirited sections. Guests are likely to get splashed with water during the trip.
  • Children: 5 years +. Under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
  • What To Bring: Please eat a hearty meal prior to arriving for your trip. Bring snacks, and a full water bottle. Waterproof rain jacket and rain pants. Clothes for dressing in layers; dress for current weather conditions. Camera, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray, and any personal items. Cash if offering guide gratuities (recommended).
  • Inclusions:
    • Professional Wilderness Rafting Guide
    • Deli lunch (wraps, granola bar, piece of fruit)
    • Rafting gear: paddle, and PFD
    • Rubber boots (optional to use on the river)
    • Round-trip transportation from Seward (*Seward departure option only*)


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.