Kayaking, Rafting & Water Sports
There’s no shortage of water in Alaska, which means there’s no shortage of fun water-based experiences to be had. You can snorkel intertidal zones (that’s right — there’s snorkeling in Alaska!), stand-up paddleboard in coastal waters, kayak among icebergs, and embark on thrilling whitewater river rafting trips. From gear rentals to guided day tours to overnight excursions, there’s an activity option for everyone.
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing float or a wild ride, options for water sports and kayaking in Alaska are infinite in our three million lakes, forty-six thousand miles of shoreline, and twelve thousand rivers. Make a splash on an Alaska whitewater rafting trip through thrilling rapids and let our tour operators guide you through the state's wet and wild wonderland. And, if you want to mix it up, many operators will help you customize your Alaska raft or kayak trip by adding a day of fishing, a day hike, or a bike tour, giving you even more ways to explore Alaska.
Explore Alaska’s kayaking, rafting, and waters sports below.
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