Packrafting with Alaska Helicopter Tours

Relax on a half- or full-day packrafting trip with Alaska Helicopter Tours

Relax on a half- or full-day packrafting trip with Alaska Helicopter Tours

The sport of packrafting is a great way to enjoy rafting and explore the gorgeous Alaskan wilderness. Do it with Alaska Helicopter Tours out of Palmer and you’ll also experience a scenic helicopter ride and have your choice of half- or full-day trips. No experience necessary!

Flight over the Knik Glacier

Lift off in a chopper and enjoy a 15-minute flight that takes you over the gorgeous Knik River Valley and Knik Glacier. You’ll set down in a remote location at the base of mountains, near the confluence of 3 different glaciers.

Paddle Your Own Packraft

There you’ll gear up with packraft, paddle, dry suit, and life jacket. You’ll learn how to inflate your personal pack raft; then, led by your expert guide, you’ll paddle down a remote river situated between those 3 glaciers. The float will be a calm one, affording you the opportunity to search for wildlife and take in views of the stunning snow-capped mountains that rise up around you.

Half-day tours are 4 hours; a full-day excursion of 6 to 8 hours includes lunch and also gives you the chance to float on stunning Lake George, at the base of Colony Glacier, before your scenic helicopter ride back.

About Alaska Helicopter Tours

Locally-owned Alaska Helicopter Tours is well respected in aviation circles for its unique helicopter tours, customs adventures, glacier weddings and corporate events. With its focus on safety, Alaska Helicopter Tours has a fantastic reputation with the FAA and its commercial clients, including fortune 500 companies, universities, and government agencies. Safety is the top priority at Alaska Helicopter Tours, and their staff is most proud of the company’s safety record. Some of their pilots have more than 16,000 hours of accident-free and incident-free flying in some of Alaska’s most challenging conditions.

Getting There

29979 E Knik River Rd.
Palmer, AK 99645
Driving Directions

Prices & Dates

Season June 15 – Sept 15
Duration 4+ hrs
Rates Half-Day Tour // $999+ | 4– 5 hours
Full-Day Tour // $TK | 8–9 hours
Rate Notes Ages 18+


Packrafting with Alaska Helicopter Tours