Due to limited staff and limited permitting, weekend trips are limited to a Saturday 11 am Shorty and or last-minute requests only. As a small company run by one person, it is important to spend time with family and not be physically overworked. Feel free to send a text a day or two before the weekend that you desire to see if there is any availability. 907-362-3649
Thank you for understanding.
What Should I Wear?
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Dress in layers! Bring a raincoat and pants (or send us a message with the sizes you need)!
It may seem sunny and perfect when you arrive, but the river tends to be breezy. Even if there isn’t a cloud in sight, a lot can change in 2-3 hours. We will have a dry bag that you can stuff extra clothes in, or you’re welcome to bring your own pack. It’s better to be prepared than cold and wet!
We highly recommend waterproof boots as well and can bring some if you don’t have any.
Whoever sits towards the front of the raft is more likely to get wet feet even on a dry day, due to some splashes from the few small rapids we go through.
What kind of raft will we be on?
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Our raft is a little different from other companies. It is a 16’ cataraft with two pontoons and a metal floor. Behind the rower, there are two back seats that are often given to people with mobility needs or who need back support. In front of the rower is a bench seat that two people normally sit on.
In the front of the raft are wooden boards that we usually put the most adventurous people on so they can drape their feet off the front of the raft. Please be aware that unless you have reached out in advance for mobility needs, you may be seated in any of these spots, so dress accordingly (rubber boots are key for splashing).
The raft is a little smaller than the other company’s self-bailing rafts, but we only do groups of six, as opposed to their groups up to 12.
Where do we meet?
Directions: When coming from Anchorage, as you get into Cooper Landing, you will cross a large bridge. As soon as you cross the bridge, take the first right onto King Salmon Drive. Take the next right into the state park parking lot, and look for a silver Econoline van with a trailer on it. I should be at the van waiting with life vests and any additional rain gear or boots that you requested.
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If coming from Soldotna or Homer, it’s the first left onto King Salmon Drive after Mile Marker 48. After turning left, take a right into the state park parking lot.
Cooper Landing Boat Launch 18787 Sterling Hwy Cooper Landing, AK 99572
There is a $5 fee for parking in the State Park lot. You will have to put your plate number and a five-dollar bill in an envelope provided by the state when you arrive.
If your party cancels: 60 days or more before the trip, we give a full refund (except for booking program fees which are out of our control) 30 days to 59 days before the trip, you will receive a 75% refund. 15 days to 29 days before the trip, you will receive a 50% refund. Any cancellation 14 days or less, there will be no refund. *Please take note that it is very rare for us to cancel trips due to weather. Alaska’s weather is always unpredictable, so try to dress for it. We will not refund trips due to rain. It is Alaska after all!
A Note From Kayce & Porter