• Whitewater
    Whitewater
    From class III to class V. Our specialty for 40 years. Several are great for first-timers!
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  • Scenic Floats
    Scenic Floats
    For most ages from 5 up. Starts at the Matanuska Glacier terminus.
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  • Wilderness
    Wilderness
    The natural way to explore the remote areas of Alaska.
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  • Glacier Adventures
    Glacier Adventures
    There is nothing more Alaskan than getting out onto a glacier. From glacier hikes to ice climbing - no experience needed.
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NOVA - 40 years - Alaska’s River and Glacier Guides

Alaska River Rafting - Half Day Trips near Anchorage

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Our exciting selection of scenic and whitewater half day river rafting trips north and south of Anchorage were developed for their special locations and features. From class I to class V, there's a river trip for all ages and physical abilities to enjoy. These trips have been popular with locals and their visiting friends and relatives since 1975. Both locations are within "National Scenic Byways".


Alaska River Rafting - Wilderness Trips

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We have developed a group of multi-day Alaska wilderness river rafting trips that will get you into some unique backcountry. Our most popular are shorter trips of 2 to 4 days, affordable because of their limited bush flying logistics. Other trips are remote, 100+ miles from civilization and can be expensive and long. We have lots of experience on many rivers throughout Alaska. Contact us for more information on a particular area and river.


Matanuska Glacier Adventures

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Joins us on the Matanuska Glacier for a half day or full day trek that you will never forget. Our professional guides will take you out on the ice to explore the otherworldly landscape of glaciers and inform you of its’ natural wonders. We also offer ice-climbing introduction and advanced instruction. Combine any of our Matanuska Glacier day trips with a Matanuska River trip for a full day outing and discount.


2015 River Rescue Class - May 23, 24, 25.

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Annual 3 day class for rescue professionals, guides, private boaters and refreshers.  Dry Suit rental available.

Call for additional information and registration. Cost - $275.


"I took a trip down the Matanuska River with you when I lived in Anchorage in the early 80’s. After moving back last year and taking a trip with you that summer, I’ve since made four more with NOVA this year. I find your trips to be an excellent way to initiate my visitors to the wonders and joys of Alaska. I want to reiterate my thanks and appreciation to everyone on your staff, from those in the office at Chickaloon to the professional and personable guides insuring a bitchin’ time on the river. I can assure I will be going again. "

Sincerely, Dale Hoffman, Alaska

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