3-Day Fly-out Raft Trip

Talkeetna River Wilderness Rafting

price from $1,750 /person

Tour details

River Category:
Class II - IV Whitewater
$1,750 per person in June & August
Talkeetna, Matanuska Valley
Age limit:
Ages 12 and Up
Start time:
7:00 AM
Departs From:
Talkeetna Airport
3 days
Groups (10+) 10% Off
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Our most popular wilderness rafting trip. Another of our famous fly-out and float-back wilderness trips.     

The NOVA Talkeetna River trip is widely considered the premier Alaska wilderness multi-day Class III and IV whitewater river raft trip and it’s certainly our most popular! 

This river trip starts and ends in Talkeetna, Alaska, about 110 miles north of Anchorage, and where most of the flights-seeing and climbs of Denali are staged.

We take bush planes 55 miles up the Talkeetna River and land on adjacent gravel bars. The flight-seeing includes chances to see Denali and an overview from above of the area you will be traveling through by river.

River highlights include plenty of Class III and IV whitewater, including a 10-mile plus stretch of continuous whitewater on Day 2. This is considered one of the longest rapids in North America!

Our experienced guides are also your hosts, who will prepare meals and set up camp. NOVA also provides all camping gear and whitewater gear to make it easy to participate. We float through some extremely scenic areas as well as world-class salmon runs. So, bring your fishing pole (don’t forget your Alaska fishing license) and camera.  

2020 Talkeetna River Trip Dates.

Our July trips are full. Contact us to develop a trip in June or August for a party of 4 minimum.


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Tour Highlights

  • This trip has it all! It's a guide favorite
  • Bush-flights, wildlife and good fishing
  • Includes 'one of the longest stretches of class IV whitewater in North America
  • Views of Mt. Denali, the 'Great One' as the finale
  • Starts and ends in the iconic Talkeetna, 100 miles north of Anchorage