Packrafting on Kenai River

Outdoor Activities in Seward

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Learn to packraft in the Alaskan wilderness on an exhilarating instructional-based packrafting adventure in the heart of the Kenai Peninsula! Daily departures from Seward, AK!
Your trip begins in Seward when your guide picks you up from your place of lodging, and you embark on the beautiful drive to the headwaters of the Kenai River. On the edge of Kenai Lake, your KBA guide will show you how to inflate your packraft and instructs you on the basics of paddling a packraft and boating safety. With expert Packrafting instruction, you’ll spend 1-2 hours learning Packrafting skills and techniques on the lake. This will provide you time to get the feel for the packraft and offers opportunities to learn paddling techniques while taking in the breathtaking landscape.Once everyone has paddled around for a while and feels comfortable in the packraft we break for a shoreside lunch. After lunch and a little more instruction you begin your journey down a 7 mile stretch of the mighty Kenai River. The river starts off nice and smooth, but with a swiftness that will quickly garner your attention and respect. The river is mostly class I-II, to II+ depending on water levels.The majority of your time consists of packrafting and we may have time to practice advanced maneuvers, and re-run a few rapid sections. You may have tremendous wildlife sightings on this trip, so you’ll get every chance to pull over and snap photos. We finish the trip with a nice, scenic river float to the take-out, followed by some hoots and hollers and high-fives! You'll enjoy the scenic ride back to Seward and be dropped off at your lodging accommodations, train depot, or cruise ship port depending on your travel arrangements. This is an all encompassing, epic Alaska packrafting adventure on one of the most scenic river sections in this part of Alaska. Book now!

What’s included

  • Professional guide service and expert packraft instruction
  • Lunch (deli wrap, granola bar, piece of fruit)
  • Packraft
  • Paddle
  • Drysuit
  • PFD
  • Helmet
  • Drybag and/or dry-backpack for stowing belongings for the day
  • Round-trip transportation from Seward
  • Hotel/port/depot pickup and drop-off

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (recommended)
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