Start your day of rafting with the McKinley Run, a great "intro" trip over mostly class II and one class III rapids, through the most scenic and beautiful portion of the Nenana River. The Healy Express Rafting Experience is your chance to sit back and enjoy the rugged wilderness. Then, after a short break, continue on with the Canyon Run. Hang on! It's whitewater ahead!
You'll get wet and enjoy every minute of it as we head for Healy. Get into real whitewater rafting as you hang on through thrilling rapids such as the "Cable Car," the "Coffee Grinder," and the "Ice Worm!"
Your first adventure is getting into your provided Gore-Tex drysuit. Drysuits were developed for people working and/or playing around freezing cold water, providing you with a waterproof exterior layer to wear over your own insulating layers. This provides the most comfortable rafting experience possible. Gore-Tex drysuits come with latex gaskets at the neck and wrists, and latex socks to keep your feet dry. Raft in comfort in and out of the water with full range of movement. We provide neoprene booties that slip over the latex sock, allowing your feet to warm themselves with your own body heat. A Coast Guard-approved Type V lifejacket is provided.
You will be led by a knowledgeable river rafting guide on a great rafting experience. If you wish to paddle during your adventure, please be aware that it requires a minimum of five or more paddlers. Raft types (oar or paddle) cannot be mixed; the guide will try to accommodate you on the same paddle raft or oar raft. Please indicate "number of guests wanting to paddle" when placing your order only if you want to paddle. Paddling is based on a minimum and cannot be guaranteed.
Please Note: If you are staying in the Talkeetna area (McKinley Princess Lodge, Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge etc.), you are approximately 100 miles from the Denali Park main gate area, from where this tour departs. You are responsible for your own transportation to the Denali area.