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Nenana River Paddle Rafting


Approximately 3 1/4 hours

Daily Departures:

May 29 -September 7

8:00am (ends end of august), 1:45pm (ends end of august), 6:00pm (ends end of august), 10:00am (begins end of august), 3:00pm (begins end of august)

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Adult - $139.95

  • Activities & Adventures
  • Strenuous Activity Level

Maximum risk and maximum fun! This trip offers a fantastic whitewater adventure. There’s no better way to experience Denali than by rafting in Alaska’s top whitewater rafting destination—Nenana River. After hearing safety instructions, gear up in a life jacket, neoprene booties and a one-piece dry suit specifically designed for whitewater, grab a paddle and ‘dig in’ for an exhilarating ride down the Class III-IV Nenana River Canyon. You will paddle under the direction of your guide and will work together as a team as your raft descends through a dozen major rapids up to Class IV+ in difficulty on one of Alaska’s most spectacular rivers. Your guide will offer insights of the region’s natural history and entertain you with interesting tales of local lore. Marvel at Alaska’s dramatic mix of jagged mountains, rolling hills and pristine alpine terrain—this is an adventure that you’ll never forget!


Minimum age is 18. Maximum height is 6’8″. Maximum weight is 280 lbs. Pregnant women or guests with back, neck or shoulder problems are not allowed to participate. Must be in good physical condition and able to swim 200 yards. Dress in warm layers. Bring extra pair of socks. Tour operates subject to meeting a minimum number of participants. Tour operator reserves the right to switch guests from paddle tour to oar raft tour on the same section of river. Time on raft is approximately 2 hours.

CALL 800.425.1737 TO BOOK


An array of optional tours is available at the McKinley Chalet during the summer season. To add an activity to your stay, please call 1-800-425-1737 for reservations or visit the Tour Desk at McKinley Chalet.


Land excursions may be cancelled up to four (4) days prior to travel without a cancellation fee. Cancellations made within three (3) days of travel are 100% non-refundable. Note that excursion availability is based on cruise tour date, capacity limitations and suitable weather conditions. Land excursions are subject to change at any time and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Guests are encouraged to book early as space is limited. Prior to travel, print your Travel Itinerary which will have a list of all your confirmed land excursions. Make your cruise tour with Princess an even more memorable one and purchase your land excursions today.


Land Excursions cancelled prior to the cancellation deadline will be refunded to the credit card that you provided to purchase your tours. Excursions cancelled within three (3) days prior travel are subject to a 100% cancellation fee, unless the operator, at their sole discretion, is unable to operate the program due to unforeseen circumstances. All sales of tours booked while on your land tour are considered final at the time of purchase and are 100% non-refundable except in the case of an operator approved cancellation.