Canoeing and paddle rafting on rivers of interior Alaska.
"Paddle rafting" is billed as safe for all ages (moving current,
but no whitewater).
Canoe Alaska has conducted canoe instruction and guided wilderness trips
since 1980 throughout interior Alaska, utilizing all certified
American Canoe Association
Raft guides provide the expertise, and transportation to and from the
river and lunch is provided. Plan on a full day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: One-Mile
Chena Small Tracts Road. Phone (907) 479-5183, Fax (907) 479-5383, or you can E-Mail them
There is a 4 person minimum at $99 per person (in 1999) for paddle rafting. Supplied
are the following:
|Lunch on the river|
|Fully qualified guide|
You will need to bring the following:
|Hat for sun or rain|
|Tennis shoes or sandles|
DO NOT BRING:
Canoe Trips Available:
CanoeAlaska offers self- and raft-supported custom guided canoe
trips. They provide canoes, paddles, lifejackets and other
equipment. Meals on the river are included, as well as shuttles
for the road-to-road trips. Canoe instruction and natural history
guides improve your skills, and answer any questions you may have.
More information on each of these trips and others can be found at the
Canoe Alaska Web Site.
A deposit (half the fee) is required when making the reservation. They even
have a "Learn to Paddle" package!
|Beaver Creek: 6-8 days|
|Chena River: 2-3 days|
|Delta River: 4 days|
|Upper Gulkana River: 4-5 days|
|Lower Gulkana River: 3-4 days|
|40 Mile River: 7 days|
They offer many different classes, with prices (in 1999) ranging from $165 for
2 1/5 days of individual instruction to $375 for four days of instruction and canoeing on
the river. Women only classes are available, as well as refresher clinics for
"alumni." Canoes, paddles, life vests, and food are all included in the price.
Prices for only two instructional courses are on their web site,
so you will have to contact them for more information.