Hike/Packraft Adventure Alaska

PR are EASY, and take you places Cars and Feet cannot.

Alaska 6 day Adventure:

Like Hiking ?  Try out the newest coolest twist on hiking and floating

Packrafts allow you to hike  into unique places then float out a different route


Packrafts are a   7  lbs boat that fits into a stuff sack the size of a backpack tent. They perform like a whitewater kayak…only FAR more STABLE.

  • 1-3 hr hike each day
  • Float the world famous Kenai Canyon, known for world record fishing
  • See one of the few HooDoo cliff walls in Alaska, and one can only visit it by packraft
  • Hike to a Glacier, float from the headwaters

The Trip:

6 days (Sunday – Friday) of hikes and floating around South Central Alaska. See the highlights of Alaska while engaging in exciting active physical activities.

This vacation tours from Seward, AK and Kenai Fjord National Park to Willow, Alaska the starting point for the Iditarod Sled Dog Race.


SAT Pre-trip:

We meet you at your Anchorage Hotel at 4:00 pm for dinner and gear inspection (contact us for hotel recommendations for all budgets). It is important that you have warm clothes, adequate foot gear for hiking and floating, and solid rain gear.

Trips begin on Sunday: You should arrange your travel to Fly-in on Saturday, Fly-out on Saturday (or book our BIG ICE trip for Saturday and kayak around huge Ice Bergs) and depart on Sunday.

Day 1 Sunday

Morning         Pick up at your Anchorage Hotel,  and drive to the Kayak Center on Wasilla Lake

Morning:        Take our packraft safety class; review a whitewater safety video, practice paddling on the lake, flip on the lake

Afternoon      Move to class I river and put the flat water strokes to work on moving current.

Evening          Tent camp

Day 2 Mon

Morning:         More training; we practice swimming in rapids, how to throw and catch throw ropes, safe fording,

Afternoon:       Float a class II river where we will put your skills to the test in faster current

Evening           Tent Camp

Day 3 Tuesday

Morning:        Off to a new camp high in a mountain pass. We will be running a smaller very busy little clear water river today.

Evening          Tent camp

Day 4 Wednesday

Morning          Kenai River Canyon: This is a world-famous trophy salmon river. Most visitors float above or below the canyon because it is a non-motorized section of river that few visit due to the 7 mile lake paddle at the end. Ah, the value of a packraft, we roll them up, and hike 45 minutes out of the canyon, avoiding a long paddle or the smell of outboard fumes… Packraft…got to love it. This is a much larger river than what you have floated to date, lots of wave trains to float over, and salmon to dodge. Do not be surprised if your paddle bumps a fish. You’ ll be amazed at the hundreds of salmon swimming in the eddies. Where there are salmon there are bears.  If we are going to see grizzly bears, this is the river. The relaxing hike out, just 45 minute climb out through a burn, allows majestic vistas of Skilak Lake.

Evening:    Camp at our same camp in the Mountain Pass

Day 5  Thur      We step it up today.Short drive to run a very small, very very busy creek . High in a mountain pass this creek takes several hours to run and ends right at our camp. 


Day 6 Fri                 Your last day! We promise an eventful day. We pick the last river while you are on your week adventure. We make the decision based on river levels, weather, and the groups skill set.


Evening      Return you to your Anchorage lodging.

Day 7 Saturday   OPTIONAL SEA KAYAK Trip

Pick up at Anchorage Hotel 7 am. 1 hr drive to Whittier, AK, and drive through 2 mile tunnel to Prince William Sound. Board Water taxi for 45 minute ride to Black Stone Bay. We will kayak till 3 pm . We plan on making your Anchorage hotel or the Airport around 7:00 pm. This is our most popular one-day sea kayak trip. HUGE GLACIERS, seal otters, sea lions, seals, sometimes even whales. ICE ICE ICE, floating everywhere. Want to see the glaciers in those  TB advertisement? This is the trip. (there is an additional price for this add on)

Want more packrafting; talk to us about extending your adventure .

6 days too much? talk to us about custom itinery.


Minimum Group of FOUR: Call or email and we can schedule dates around your schedule

907 746 6600


Cost: $$1,950 for 6 day trip;


add $325 (min 4 participants) for Day 7 Prince William Sound BIG ICE SEA KAYAK Trip optional

Includes: Meals Saturday arrival dinner, (Sunday breakfast is your responsibility). Camp meals Sunday lunch to  to Friday lunch,  packrafts, dry-suits, gloves, helmets, PFD, paddle, van pickup on Sunday, drop off at your Anchorage Hotel Friday

You SUPPLY:  Breakfast Sunday , Dinner Friday, Tent , Sleeping Bag, sleeping pad, warm clothes, 2 pair of long underwear tops and bottoms, 3 pair wool socks, gloves, warm hat, sun hat, personal hygiene needs, fleece jacket, GOOD rain gear, WATER SHOES… running shoe is good. You need a shoe you can hike in and packraft in. When we say packraft, we mean total immersion, soaking wet everyday, water bottle, backpack.. at least 3400 cu inches(55 liter), with a waist belt.

You can rent the following for $25/ item:

Tent, sleeping bag, air mattress, pack for river,


Packing: Soft Zip Duffel. Please do not bring large hard shell roller bags. They take up a lot of space, and are not practical in camp. If you travel with such a bag please arrange to store it at your hotel for the week. A large  backpack also works well.


Operating under Special Use Permit on the Chugach National Forest and

Alaska Kayak Academy is an Equal Opportunity Provider”