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Denali Outdoor Center (D.O.C.) is a full-service outfitter offering whitewater rafting, mild-water float trips, kayaking, canoeing and mountain biking adventures on the boundary of Denali National Park, Alaska. We also offer lakeside nightly cabin...more
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Mile 238.9 Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
+1 888-303-1925
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

The Franz family of three, Papa, Mama & Baby Bear celebrated with a white water rafting adventure. It was Saturday, Baby Bear Franz' birthday, so we took the White Water Scenic Route without paddles with the Denali Outdoor Center (DOC). Our guide was "Country" and...More

Thank arturofranz
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Loved this trip. We did the oar trip where the guide (we had Elvis) does the paddling. The weather was cold and drizzly but we were wearing dry suits so it didn’t matter. It was beautiful and exciting.

Thank 4Whelans
Reviewed 5 September 2018

This was our first ever white water trip. We had a great guide, Tim, that made our trip exciting. Highly recommend.

Thank Mark R
Bill O, Owner at Denali Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thanks for the review. We're glad you had a good time on the Nenana River and happy to hear Tim did a great job . . . again!

Reviewed 30 August 2018

Rafted with Whitney on Monday evening with D.O.C. I'd recommend this company to anyone. We got all the gear to keep us dry, safe and warm. Whitney was a great guide; Pleasant and knowledgeable. Good amount of local history, information about the river itself and...More

Thank Beth J
Bill O, Owner at Denali Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Fantastic! Whitney is so much fun and a great guide too!! Thanks for sharing.

Reviewed 28 August 2018

I do not like roller coasters, or not being in control of a vehicle…and I’ve flown planes. I asked three separate people with this company before I left, if this was a something for. They kept saying it was and I would enjoy it. Needless...More

Thank HaHaHoHoHeHeHaHa
Bill O, Owner at Denali Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

We're truly sorry you didn't enjoy the trip. I'm sure whoever you spoke to was trying to be honest with you since most people who come to us with reservations about going usually really enjoy the trip. I'm glad your guide was thoughtful and considerate...More

Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Had an absolute blast White Water Rafting with the Denali Outdoor Centre crew. Matt was the most awesome instructor/guide and really made the whole tour, funny, knowledgeable and just a top bloke. Solid work out but heaps of fun rain, hail or shine!

Thank r0bbiecarter
Bill O, Owner at Denali Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Nice! Matt is a super dude and a great guide!! We're glad you had a good time with Matt and Denali Outdoor Center. Thanks for sharing your adventure!

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Our group of 8 had a terrific trip down the river. It was exciting and filled with thrills. Definitely worth it. If we were to make another trip to the Denali area, we would do this again. Details: we did the canyon run, with the...More

Thank tom g
Bill O, Owner at Denali Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Jason was a first-year guide for Denali Outdoor Center this season and did an amazing job! He has been raft guiding and white water kayaking for several years and brings an impressive skill-set to our staff. It sounds like your group had a great time...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018

I am a Healy resident and I have rafted with DOC twice now. It is always so much fun and the guides are really wonderful. I especially love being able to slide out of the raft and float in the river during the calm parts....More

Thank landuyt0218
Bill O, Owner at Denali Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Awesome! Thank you so much for your support!! We love to hear about the local community enjoying what our fun and beautiful area has to offer.

Reviewed 12 August 2018

Family did the Canyon Run raft tour and had a blast. Very professional organization but enjoys having a good time also. Keeps things light but is also very focused on safety. All the equipment you needed but also might want to consider getting the gloves...More

Thank Greg M
Bill O, Owner at Denali Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

We sincerely appreciate your feedback. Safety, is indeed, of utmost importance! However, we really try to not let our attention to safety get in the way of a good time on the river!! Thanks again.

Reviewed 11 August 2018

My teenage daughters and I had a great time on this adventure. Much better than a few hours on a tour bus. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the geography and history. It was mid June and it ended up being a colder day, and...More

Thank Thomas D
Bill O, Owner at Denali Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

There is no doubt we had a colder than average summer. It seemed like spring would never end and REAL summer never arrive. Hopefully, the dry-suit provided helped to keep you more comfortable on the river. Of course, there's no substitute for a great guide!...More

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7 March 2017|
Response from Kellie B | Reviewed this property |
No. It was more around the town. To get to the Park, you need to take a bus for a few hours. Both trips well worth it!!
2 January 2017|
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Response from cclum | Reviewed this property |
Yes, this place did have pick up / drop service included. Our adventure started at 6:30 pm (getting our gears and riding to the Nenana River) and finished after 9:00 pm. We saw the sun starting to set. Depending where you... More