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Talkeetna River Guides - Day Trips

13521 N Main St, Talkeetna, AK 99676
+1 800-353-2677
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Rolling down the river

We took a 4 hour float trip down the river from Princess Lodge to Talkeetna. It was awesome. At... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
New York City, New York
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What a blast

Casual float down the river, bald eagle, beaver, fun & finished with a great view of Denali. Go... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Owen D
Lampasas, Texas
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Whether you are an experienced adventurer or a family traveling with children, TRG‘s scenic float trips fit a broad spectrum of tastes. Few places in the world rival the scenic beauty of Mt. McKinley (known locally as Denali, or “the Great One” in the Tanana Athabascan dialect) and the glacier-fed river valleys of the southern slopes of the Alaska Range. Located just 120 road miles northeast of Anchorage, the quaint, historic town of Talkeetna sits near the confluence of three mighty rivers, the Susitna, the Chulitna, and the Talkeetna. TRG operates out of a yurt office on Main Street. Other activities in the area include hiking in Denali State Park, flightseeing amidst the spectacular peaks of the Alaska Range, and remote wilderness exploration in the unspoiled reaches of Denali National Park and the nearby Talkeetna Mountains — just to name a few. We offer 2-hour Talkeetna River and 4-hour Chulitna River Trips. As well as custom and overnight trips, just call or email us for more information. We provide rain gear and boots so you can enjoy your trip rain or shine.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
13521 N Main St, Talkeetna, AK 99676
+1 800-353-2677

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took a 4 hour float trip down the river from Princess Lodge to Talkeetna. It was awesome. At times the river was tranquil and others it was roaring. We saw bald eagles and bear prints and beaver dams on the river banks. Got some...More

Thank Janetrs47
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Casual float down the river, bald eagle, beaver, fun & finished with a great view of Denali. Go relax and see things from the water level.

Thank Owen D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was cold and raining when we went on our float, but you can't control the weather. Despite this, our trip down the icy Talkeetna river was very enjoyable and informative.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently did the Talkeetna River Guides 2-hour float trip with 13 adult friends. The trip was very well run. They got us on and off the river quickly. It was a lovely float trip. We were lucky to have great weather. We saw eagles....More

Thank Carolyn F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the 6:30 a.m. four hour float on the Chutlina River. The small group of us met at the yurt on Main Street (this is the office for Talkeetna River Guides). We piled into a van pulling the two rafts and headed north up...More

Thank Vermonters210
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Weather was questionable when we started so Kristi set us all up with rain gear and boots. She couldn't have been more helpful. Scott, our guide in the river was full of information about the area and interesting stories. He was a master at handling...More

Thank Judy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife & I recently did this river float trip and had a very good time. The town of Talkeetna is a fun place to visit and this company makes sure you have a good & safe trip down the river. Our guide was Scott...More

1  Thank Tim L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a pretty solid tour. The guide was knowledgeable and fun. There are 2 and 4 hour tours available and I highly recommend the 2 hours. 4 hours is way too long and you will get bored. It's no fault of the tour, that's...More

Thank Scifi_Riot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our raft guide Grant did a great job. I can't of anyone that loves his job more than him. He made the trip very enjoyable. We were disappointed in not seeing any wildlife. John was our chase boat guide that provided support. Kristi was our...More

1  Thank Sparty78
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this excursion through Princess Cruises really with little expectation. The guides were excellent and very accommodating. Aiden was our main guide. He was very knowledgeable about the area and showed a great sense of humor. We spent a lot of our trip laughing....More

Thank Lisa L
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13 July 2017|
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Response from Vermonters210 | Reviewed this property |
We did the 4 hour Chulitna River float trip in the early morning. There is no white water on this trip so you shouldn't have a problem with your camera - unless you drop it in the river! Also, please note that these float... More
Darra V
2 April 2016|
Response from Nancy B |
No. You are sitting on the side of the boat or rubber seat
31 January 2016|
Response from Julie H | Reviewed this property |
Carol, we took Talkeetna River Guides rafting trip last year about the same time in August. We had 7 adults and an 8 yr. old. The entire trip from pickup at hotel to the end was about 5 hours. It was our favorite excursion... More