Information on our raft tours:
Talkeetna River Float Tour: Approximately 2 hours, 4-5 miles of river
The magnificent Talkeetna River, "the river of plenty," features glacially fed, flat water (Class I) -- swift and cold, yet calming and serene. This portion of the river is good for all ages. Possible views of Denali and the Talkeetna Mts., spawning salmon, and fresh water streams. A beautiful introduction into Alaska's wilderness as flora and fauna drape the river's banks and where eagles nest in the tree tops above -- what great sights this tour offers! Viewing several river beaver lodges you will experience an incredible work of art as you assess the beaver's ingenuity in dam building. Snacks, bottled water, PFD's, rubber boots and rain ponchos provided.
|$75 per adult, $49 per child (12 and under)
Tour runs May 20 through September 10.
Daily Departures: 8:30a, 12:00p, 2:30p, 5:30p
Big Su Float Trip: Approximately 3 hours, 11 miles of river
Launching from the historical village of Talkeetna, you will enjoy a relaxing guided float tour on the Susitna River. Weather permitting, this tour offers views of Mt. McKinley (Denali) for over half of the tour along with glacial valley vistas. Simply breathtaking! You will observe the fauna, flora, mountains and river silt beaches. Enjoy viewing present and past riverbank beaver activity while you are floating through some of Alaska's most beautiful wilderness. Hone your senses in spotting Bald Eagles and their nests. Snacks, bottled watter, PFD's, rubber boots and rain ponchos provided.
|$105 per adult, $65 per child (12 and under)
Tour runs June 1 through September 1
Daily Departures: 8:00a and 12:00p
Flag Stop Rail n' Raft Tour: Approximately 4 1/2 hours, 12+ miles of river
Flag the historic Flag Stop Hurricane Train (one of that last flag stop trains in America) and ride the rails from the historic Talkeetna townsite depot to Chase approx. 11 miles north of Talkeetna, wave your flag and the train stops here and lets you off. You will then hike down to the area where the rafts will be readied for you or you can help get them ready for the float trip down the mighty Susitna River. Floating this pristine glacial fed river offers many beautiful wilderness scenes. Imagine quietly floating, so quiet that you can hear the suspended silt as it brushes against the raft's floor; going with the river's flow seeing ferns that drape the river's edge so large that they topple over due to their height and weight; some measuring well over 8 feet tall. Eagles flying by, salmon jumping in the river, moose crossing the side creeks, an occasional bear stalking fish along the river banks; all of these things are possible to see in the wilderness of Alaska. We certainly don't promise seeing them on this tour, but it is possible and it is the wilderness of Alaska. Along the float trip you'll stop on one of the islands and receive your complimentary "Flag Stop Rail 'n Raft" 6 pack cooler filled with your delicious gourmet lunch which includes, a generous sandwich on a freshly baked whole grain bun filled with Alaskan lettuces, variety of cheeses, and various deli meats topped with a special sauce, fresh fruit, cheese stick, chips, trail mix and bottled water. After lunch you will continue on your wilderness soft adventure floating on the mighty Susitna River for some 12 miles of river back to the town of Talkeetna. You will arrive at approximately 4:00pm, just in time for that last minute shopping and dinner at one of our great local restaurants, or catch the south bound train back to Anchorage.
|$169 per adult, $110 per child (12 and under)
Rated Soft Adventure.
Tour runs (According to Alaska Railroad's Hurricane Train Schedule)
Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun June 1 through September 1.
Departure at the Talkeetna Passenger Depot: 11:45a
All of our tours are fully equipped with Coast Guard approved equipment. Rafting gear provided. Rain gear/ponchos, boots, stocking caps and gloves are also available on each tour.
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