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.
Plan Your Trip
- Anchorage (3)
- Cooper Landing (2)
- Copper Center (1)
- Denali National Park (2)
- Eagle River Chugiak (1)
- Fairbanks (1)
- Girdwood (2)
- Glacier Bay Gustavus (1)
- Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve (1)
- Healy (1)
- Homer (1)
- Inside Passage (2)
- Interior (2)
- Ketchikan (1)
- Palmer (1)
- Seward (2)
- Southcentral (4)
- Talkeetna (1)
- Valdez (1)
- Wasilla (1)
Zip up that dry suit and grab that paddle, Alaska's waters await! Find, compare, and book the finest kayak and raft tours with Alaska Tour &...
We are an adventure company with a focus on rafting in Denali National Park, Alaska. Founded in 2020 with over 15 years in the industry. We are...
Try it for Fun! Raft with Denali Park's 1st rafting company on the Nenana River and make a memory that will last for a lifetime. Locally family...
Glacier City Rafting & Hiking is excited to provide glacier rafting and hiking trips in the amazing Portage Valley throughout the Chugach...
Spirit Walker Expeditions is a locally guide-owned and operated company with over 30 years of experience leading sea kayaking trips throughout...
A passion for Alaskan glacier and wildlife tours and the Prince William Sound Wilderness define Anadyr Adventures, the original and still the...
Immerse yourself in Southeast Alaska's breathtaking underwater world as you snorkel the calm and clear waters of Mountain Point.
Alaska Rivers Company is one of the longest established outfitters in providing visitors scenic rafting and guided Kenai River fishing on the...
Double Shovel Outfitters is a local and guide owned company offering custom scenic float trips in remote Alaska. Our float trips meander down...
Alaska: AKA Your Next Adventure
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