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McKinley Run Rafting Experience

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Here is a scenic float great for families with an introduction to white water.

The McKinley Run is a great introduction to whitewater rafting. You will float through predominately class I and II rapids (currents, small waves, and obstacles but also calm water) with one class III rapid (medium waves) for some added excitement. You may see moose, sheep, caribou and bear, as you raft downstream 11 miles along the most scenic portion of the Nenana River. This is a great trip for families!

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.

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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memorie ...
from $148.00 (USD)
Per Person
 
Tour Type
Group
 
Group Size
Small
 
Activity Type(s)
Scenic, Active, Water/Beach
 
Tour Duration
3 Hours
 
Activity Level
Moderate
 
Tour Leaves From
Denali (Glitter Gulch) area. Complimentary pickup from Denali area hotels is provided. Please select your desired hotel pickup location from the list above
 
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
 
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing layers suitable for being outdoors for hours at a time. Synthetic materials, such as fleece, polyester, polypropylene, or wool, will keep you far warmer than cotton. We also recommend wool or fleece hats, gloves, and two pairs of socks. Children must be able to fit into a dry suit.
 
Restrictions
The minimum age to participate is 5 years of age, and guests must be a minimum of 15 years or older to paddle. All participants 17 years and younger must have a release waiver filled out by a parent or guardian. If the parent or guardian is not accompanying the minor, the waiver must be notarized and mailed in advance. Guests with neck, back, or hip issues, or women who are pregnant may not participate. Cameras and video equipment are not recommended, and glasses should be on a strap or retainer. Children must be able to fit into a dry suit.
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