Flowing from the western Kenai Mountains, the turquoise blue Kenai River is a remarkable sight. On this mild water float trip, visitors enjoy the river's uniquely vibrant beauty and the landscape around it for three scenic hours.
Float for three peaceful hours down the river.
After guests suit up and push off into the mellow current, the rafting guide explains that super fine glacial silt gives the river its aqua hue. The color is no less stunning up close, and as the relaxing float continues, the water is a pretty contrast to the green trees and mountains that flank it.
The raft soon passes into the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. No motorized boats are allowed on the river here, so it is possible to see more wildlife than in busier places. Shaggy brown bears, bald eagles, water fowl, and even beavers can be spotted on the water. The raft guide points out these animals, as well as landmarks along the way, telling the natural and human history of this special waterway. After about three hours on the river, the trip concludes with a return shuttle ride back to the launch site.
The tour operator provides guests with rubber boots, rain gear, and lifejackets. This is a mild raft trip suitable for ages 5 and older who weigh at least 35 pounds. No previous rafting experience is required. The length of the trip may vary depending on the time of year and fluctuations in water level.
What to Bring
Guests should dress in layers. Bring an extra pair of wool socks, a hat, and gloves. Don't forget sunglasses, camera, binoculars, and insect repellent. The scenic float trip runs rain or shine.
Transfers & Meeting Points
The tour operator office is located on the south bank of the Kenai River in the town of Cooper Landing. Several local companies offer transportation for visitors throughout the Kenai Peninsula. Guests must check in 30 minutes prior to their trip departure.
Kenai River Scenic Float Milepost 50.1 16520 Sterling Highway Cooper Landing, AK 99572
Rates & Dates
Here are the rates and operating dates for this product. Remember, we have a lowest price guarantee for nearly everything we sell.
Child rates apply to children under the age of 13.
Rates & Dates
5/15/23 (M) to 9/17/23 (Su)5/15/23 (M) to 9/17/23 (Su)
The rates above do not include taxes/fees of 3% and are subject to change without notice.
Departure times and locations are listed below. Click on a link for an interactive map.