River Kayaking


- 2018 schedules, prices, and policies. Please check back for updated information for 2019-


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Beginners Welcome!

Learn to Kayak in Denali National Park, using inflatable kayaks for the ultimate in outdoor recreation and adventure. These kayak adventures traverse the eastern boundary of the Park and explore the whitewater of the Nenana River. This is an introductory whitewater kayak adventure.

Inflatable Kayaks are durable, lightweight, forgiving, and high performance whitewater boats that have revolutionized recreational river running. First-time kayakers can have fun paddling class II & III rapids with guidance, instruction and support from a knowledgeable and professional guide.

The joy of whitewater becomes more participatory in your own kayak. Imagine yourself learning to kayak class II & III whitewater, crashing through waves and negotiating rapids on your first kayaking adventure. Don't just hold on for the ride- be a part of the action! Flipping and swimming are always a possibility.

Every paddler will be wearing a drysuit, helmet, specialized kayaking PFD, and wetsuit booties. Experienced and knowledgeable guides will provide support and instruction on paddle techniques, river safety, and assisted and self rescue.

Important Note:

A good level of physical fitness is required. Guests who enjoy vigorous hikes, mountain biking and other strenuous outdoor activities will generally perform better than others. A physical test may be required prior to participate and the provider reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at their sole discretion.


7:30 AM and 1:30 PM (3 paddler minimum) 

June 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018 only 


2-3 hours


$94. Minimum age is 14.
Book through us and pay only $89!


You must cancel at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled departure or reservation time. A 10% processing fee will be retained by the provider on all customer-initiated cancellations. The provider reserves the right to cancel, re-schedule or re-locate any activity for reasons pertaining to safety; i.e., high water, high wind, lightning, snow, cold temperatures or other factors beyond their control. The provider does not accept weather factors as a reason for customers to cancel their activity. In the event the provider cancels, customers will be given a full refund, without the 10% processing fee being assessed. In addition, Denali Mountain Morning Hostel charges $10 on all customer-initiated changes and cancellations.


We are taking travel & tour bookings by email and phone.


We are transitioning to a brand new online booking engine, so please be patient as we learn the new system.

Feel free to contact us any time if you have questions or need help planning your trip.




Denali Hostel & Cabins LLC is an authorized reseller of tours and tickets for these providers. We are not associated with these providers or their service in any other manner. We do not accept any liability regarding their service. Prices are subject to change until the provider confirms the reservation. Denali Hostel & Cabins charges $10 on all customer-initiated cancellations.