Half-Day River Rafting

Matanuska Scenic Glacier Float

price from $95 /person

Tour details

River Category:
Class II Whitewater
$95 per adult and $45 per child ages 5 to 11 + Glacier park fee*
Matanuska Glacier Area in the Matanuska Valley
June 15 - August 15, 2020
Age limit:
Ages 5 and Up
Start time:
10:30 AM
Departs From:
Hicks Creek facility, 38100 W Glenn Highway, Glacier View, AK
Approximately 1½ to 2 hours
Military or Groups (10+) Discounts: 10% Off
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perfect for families

Looking for spectacular glacier and mountain views with a gentle float trip? Then, NOVA’s Glacier Float is the trip for you! This raft adventure is predominately Class II rapids and is perfect for multi-generational families with younger children (ages 5 and up) and seniors. The launch starts at the face of the mighty Matanuska Glacier, one of Alaska’s only road-accessible glaciers located 2 hours north of Anchorage. Marvel at the massive terminus of this valley glacier and the glacial melt that creates the main fork of this float.

The float trip merges with the Lion Head fork and terminates at the same location as the Lion Head whitewater raft trip, at NOVA’s Hicks Creek Facility.

Tour Highlights

  • Scenic views of the majestic Matanuska Glacier just prior to launch.
  • Great river adventure for small kids and grandparents. 
  • Overlaps nicely with morning LionHead for groups who split into two groups.


Easy – view classifications


Matanuska Glacier Park is privately owned and charges per person every time you go thru the gate; Alaska State passes do not apply. Regular 2018 entry fee at gate is $30 per person; but NOVA clientele receive a discounted rate, which is added to the cost of your tour.

  • Child <13: $10
  • Teens (13-16): $15
  • Adults (18+): $25
  • Alaska Residents, Military and Seniors (65+): $20