Rafting outfitters in Alaska can set you up with everything you need, from the boats and oars to kitchen gear and meals, along with camping gear and rubber boots. Each outfitter will have its own kit, but of course you can add any extras you like. Outfitters can also handle raft assembly and packing, use of trailer, or delivery to air carrier.
- Kit: Includes self-bailing boat, frame, 3 oars, cooler (seat), air pump, lifejackets, gear net and/or platform, rescue (throw) bag and bow line, necessary straps.
- Dry bags
- Full kitchen gear
- Camping gear: Often available for rent
- Outfitters also serve as valuable resources for river knowledge; they guide trips all the time and can provide planning and logistical consultation. They can help evaluate your group’s confidence and capabilities, and help you find a river that meets your desires and expectations.
Aniak Air Guides
Location: Aniak, AK
Areas of speciality: Southwest and Western Alaska. Aniak River / Holitna River / Hoholitna River
Contact: Rob Kinkade, 907-299-3503; firstname.lastname@example.org
McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters
Location: McCarthy, AK
Areas of specialty: Copper River / Kennicott-Chitina River / Tana River / Nizina-Chitina River
Contact: Nik Merlino: 907-554-1077
Golden Eagle Outfitters
Location: Delta Junction, AK and Kotzebue AK
Areas of specialty: Noatak River / Kobuk River / Ambler River / Wulik River
Contact: Jesse, Jared and Jim Cummings, 907-388-2225 (Delta Junction), 907-388-5968 (Kotzebue); email@example.com
Alaska River Wrangellers
Location: Copper Center, AK
Areas of specialty: Klutina River / Delta River / Gulkana River / Copper River
Contact: 888-822-3967 / 907-822-3967; www.riverwrangellers.com