Alaska Half Day Raft Trips

NOVA pioneered the first river rafting day trips in Alaska on the Matanuska River north of Anchorage, and the first class V whitewater trips in Alaska on Six Mile Creek south of Anchorage. All these trips are 1.5 hours drive from Anchorage and along “National Scenic Byways”. Both locations offer extraordinary scenic and whitewater experiences that have been popular with Alaskans and their visiting friends and relatives for 39 years. All necessary gear is provided including the most advanced dry-suits to wear over your clothes for safety and comfort. Private trips available, call for information.

Lions Head - Whitewater Rafting Trip

Save $20/person when combined with our "Matanuska Glacier Trips".

Our most popular Alaska whitewater rafting trip for 38 years! Perfect for the first-timer and experienced enthusiast.

Lion Head - Evening River Rafting Trip

Save $20/person when combined with our "Matanuska Glacier Trips".

Popular with Alaskans celebrating the solstice, our evening run offers "Lion Head" with bigger waves in the soft midnight sun lighting.

Six Mile Creek - Alaska’s Premier Whitewater River Rafting Trip

$99/ person - 2 canyons
$149/ person - 3 canyons
Plus $5.24/ person Ntl Forest Fee.

Alaska's most thrilling and challenging whitewater raft trips are just a 1 hour and 15 minute drive south from downtown Anchorage!

Glacier Run

$45 children 5 to 11 years old.
Both include the Glacier Park access fee.

This unique Alaska rafting trip starts near its' source, the Matanuska Glacier.

Kings River: Rafting Combo - Heli or Bike Access

$450/ person

This back country river trip is combined with a helicopter flight to access the put-in.

Salmon Fishing

Copper River Basin salmon fishing and rafting on the Klutina, Gulkana and Tonsina Rivers with our affiliate company River Wrangellers.


Are you a First Timer?

Give us a call and find out how easy it is to experience rafting and whitewater. We have river experiences for everyone including the physically challenged. In fact, most of our clients have been first-timers! For more information call or visit our River Classification page. Combine a "Lion Head" trip on the Matanuska River with any of our Matanuska Glacier day adventures for a full day outing and $20 river trip discount. 

Got a group or want a private trip?

We can handle groups of 35 on most days and to 80 with enough lead time - there’s a group discount too!

These trips are ideal for...

  • Family reunions
  • Wedding parties
  • Company parties
  • Team building

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