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- Copper River Scenic Rafting
With a multitude of waterways carving throughout the state, a trip to Alaska isn't complete without exploring just a few of them. This Copper River Scenic Rafting trip takes guests onto the water for a scenic three-hour float.
A river famous for its salmon run.
After suiting up in rubber boots and rain gear, guests and guides climb aboard their rafts and push off into the current. The trip flows down remote sections of the Tazlina River and Copper River, a waterway world famous for its salmon run. These rivers form a natural border along the vast mountain vistas of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park to the east.
Along the way the rafting guide points out established bald eagle nests and keeps an eye out for moose and bear that frequent the river banks. The raft also passes fish wheels, traditional fish harvesting tools used by Alaskans for generations. Families still run their fish wheels today and rafters get a close look from the water at just how those inventive contraptions operate. In between the guide's fascinating wildlife and cultural field notes, the river's splashy Class II rapids give the trip just a touch of a thrill. The trip concludes with a shuttle ride back to the Copper River Princess Lodge.
The tour operator provides guests with rubber boots, rain gear, and lifejackets. This is a mild raft trip suitable for ages 5 and older. 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 warm layers and bring an extra pair of wool socks. Don't forget sunglasses, camera, binoculars, and insect repellent. The scenic float trip operates rain or shine.
Transfers & Meeting Points
The tour operator provides complimentary roundtrip transportation from the Copper River Princess Lodge.
Rates & Dates
Here are the rates and operating dates for this product. Remember, we have a lowest price guarantee for nearly everything we sell.
|6/1/23 (Th) to 9/1/23 (F)6/1/23 (Th) to 9/1/23 (F)||Adult: $125.00||Child: $125.00|
|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.
|Depart: 8:00 AM||Location: Copper River Guides Office|
|Depart: 8:30 AM||Location: Copper River Princess Lodge|
Select a departure below to see current availability. If your desired date is sold out (red) we will do our best to find an alternative, but we may not be able to accommodate your request.
- Price $125 + Tax
- Duration 3 Hours
- Departs 8:30 AM
- Operating Dates Daily from 6/1/2023 to 9/1/2023
- Activity Level Active
- Rubber boots, rain gear, lifejackets.
- Drinks and snacks.
- Complimentary roundtrip transfer.
- Highly experienced rafting guides.