Denali State Park Raft and Kayak Trip
Come see the beauty of Denali State Park by exploring its water ways and seeing its wildlife on this full day excursion. Depart from your lodge for the drive to Byers Lake, in Denali State Park, where you will glide through its tranquil waters on single or tandem Sit-On-Top kayaks. Watch for resident trumpeter swans, loons and beavers. Paddle over pools of spawning salmon and look for the bears and eagles that come to feed on them. After your paddle we will visit the historic Mary Cary's McKinley View Lodge and enjoy a warm lunch and unparalleled views of Denali and the Alaska Range. We will then head to the Chulitna River to embark on a peaceful, scenic rafting float that takes you through the stunning Chulitna Canyon and ends 19 miles downstream in the town of Talkeetna. Experience stunning vistas of Denali and the Alaska Range, as well as the Talkeetna Mountains along your float. You will have opportunities to view moose, grizzly bears, black bears, eagles, and other wildlife as your guide leads you through the history and mystique of the area.
Don't worry about your gear - you will be provided with splash gear, boots or water shoes and dry bags for cameras. The Sit-On-Top kayaks are very stable and easy to maneuver, so they are great for beginners or experienced paddlers and the rafts are oared by your guide.
What To Wear
Due to unpredictable Alaskan weather, we advise dressing in layers, which will allow you to stay warm and dry as the outdoor environment changes. For this event, please also bring comfortable walking shoes and a jacket that can shield you from light wind or rain.
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Length: 9 hours
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Payment and Cancellation Policy
A deposit equal to 30% of services reserved is due at the time of booking, with the balance due 45 days prior to your first day of travel. The following change and cancellation fees apply. Between 45 to 31 days prior to your first day of travel a 10% cancel/change fee will apply. Between 30 to 15 days prior to your first day of travel a 50% cancel/change fee will apply. Within 14 days of travel, your package is non-refundable and non-changeable. Because we cannot make exceptions to our cancellation or change policies for any reason, including family and medical emergencies, we STRONGLY encourage you to purchase travel insurance.