Full-Day Packrafting


Trip Description

For those who want to get the most out of their packrafting day, this trip is your chance to paddle around all those corners and really explore the glacier lake, or spend all afternoon doing laps in some whitewater.

No experience is necessary for the Full-Day Packrafting Trip.

We begin, as with the half-day, with a short hike to the glacial lake with your packraft in your 15 – 20 lb. backpack.  After your boat is inflated and your guide instructs you on the basics of paddling, you’re off exploring the lake.

The full-day trip offers more time to explore this unique glacial environment via your packrafts. Take in surreal blue alcoves, bizarre glacial forms and huge teetering glacial boulders while touring the upper lake.

With a full-day we can also spend more time on instructing and practicing whitewater packrafting techniques. Learn to ferry, eddy and swim in the current along the glacier’s edge. The day finishes with a relaxing float & paddle back down the glacial lake.

This trip is a great introduction for those interested in an intro to packrafting or just looking for an amazing full-day Alaskan adventure!

Gear Included:  Alpacka packraft, Aquabound paddle, Kokatat drysuit, PFD, helmet, drybag, river gloves, river shoes and river socks

7 – 8+ hours

medium hard  (medium – hard)

Terrain Challenges May Include:
Uneven hiking surfaces with loose rocks and possibility of short steep sections. Full day paddling in cold, glacier fed waters. Possibility of swimming in fast moving, cold water, with possible hazards.

Adventurous people looking for a full-day out paddling and exploring.

Trip starts at 10:00 am

If you are staying in Kennicott, we will meet you at our office at 9:30 am and provide transportation down to the McCarthy area. If you are staying in McCarthy, we will pick you up or meet you there.

2019 Pricing

2019 Full Day Packrafting Pricing
(Private Only)

$20/child discount for all children 12 and under on all group and private day hikes (issued at final payment)
$10/person discount for AK residents & Active Military and family. Valid with current I.D. (Issued at final payment)
$25 discount each for bringing your own packraft or drysuit (up to $50 total discount for bringing both)