Full-Day Rafting-and-Kayaking Adventure for One or Two from Denali Southside River Guides (50% Off)


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In a Nutshell

Guides lead groups on kayaking-and-rafting adventure in Denali State Park, starting in town of Talkeetna

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Promotional value expires Sep 1, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Must sign waiver. Limit 10 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Subject to weather conditions. Customers may buy up to 10 for the option for 1 person. Customers may buy up to 5 for option for 2 people. Not valid until 6/1 but may book upon purchase date. Call prior to your trip to determine your meeting location. Group purchases must choose the same departure date. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Kayaking along a lakefront lets you get close to wildlife, much like sharing a strawberry with an elk. Share the great outdoors with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $125 for a full-day rafting-and-kayaking excursion for one (a $249 value)
  • $249 for a full-day rafting-and-kayaking excursion for two (a $498 value)<p>

The eight- to nine-hour adventure starts with pickup in Talkeetna, with guests chauffeured to Denali State Park, where tour groups of at least four people board single or tandem sit-on-top kayaks. After paddling across Byers Lake and seeing wildlife such as trumpeter swans, beavers, and running salmon, kayakers stop for a warm lunch at Mary’s McKinley View Lodge. Tour groups then board river rafts and navigate through canyon walls back to Talkeetna. Tours fill up quickly, so it’s recommended to book well in advance.<p>

Denali Southside River Guides

Byers Lake looks as smooth as glass to a group of kayakers, who gaze at an inverted reflection of Mount McKinley on the undisturbed surface. The moment doesn't last—maybe a loon call cuts the air, or maybe a wedge of trumpeter swans throws waves through the mountain's mirror image—but the kayakers carry the morning's still, quiet image with them throughout the day.

Craig and Shelis Jorgensen, owners of the Talkeetna-based Denali Southside River Guides, unveil the beauty of the Alaskan wilderness through low-impact adventures in and around the waters of Denali State Park. Claiming a team of experienced guides that possesses an extensive knowledge of the area, the Jorgensens coordinate excursions such as rafting down rivers ranging from calm glacial feeds to Class II and III whitewater rapids.

Customer Reviews

Our party of 9 ranged in age from 11 to 62 and everyone had a fantastic time! Of course perfect weather helped too - Denali was out in full glory.
Nicole B. · July 14, 2014
I would recommend this company to everyone I know. Great staff and a great time.
Teresa S. · September 4, 2013
The guides and the trip was amazing, Craig, Carson, and Tej went out of their way to make sure everyone was comfortable and having fun. Fabulous company!!! Outstanding job and well trained. I m deathly afraid of water but did this trip for my son, the guys were great about making me feel comfortable and safe. My son got some one on one training on how to row and judge the river, which he thought was "just to cool". Thank you all so very much!!
Rose D. · June 26, 2013

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