You must be able to swim and be comfortable with the prospect of self-rescue!
There is a fun, mandatory, in-river swim to help you prep for and demystify river swimming prior to rafting for both Two and Three Canyon Trips.
If you’re looking for a less adrenaline-packed rafting trip, join us on the Spencer Iceberg and Placer River Float which is a scenic relaxing float out at Spencer Glacier and includes a ride on the Alaska Railroad’s Glacier Discovery Train.
What to Wear Rafting
Our Dry-suits are shells that keep you dry only, with room to wear warm clothing underneath. All waters in Alaska are cold, please dress warmly even on a sunny day; wearing long pants, warm socks, with an extra layer for on top; Fleece, modern synthetics or wool are preferable to cotton; fleece jackets or pullovers, sweatshirts, jogging pants, jeans (or jeans with long underwear – remember layers of clothing will help keep you warmer and more comfortable) we do go rafting rain or shine. NOVA provides everything you need for the river including full Dry-Suits to wear over your clothing which includes latex socks to keep your socks dry, lifejacket, river booties, gloves & helmet.
This trip is located near Hope, Alaska and operates on Six Mile Creek. You will need to rent a vehicle to get to our location. This will provide you with the flexibility to stop and visit special locations before or after your trip with us.
Directions from Anchorage to Six Mile Creek
Take the Seward Highway South towards Seward @ 70 miles. Enjoy the views of this National Scenic Byway to mile marker 57 and the Hope Road intersection. It is a well-marked junction and the Hope Road only turns one-way. Once on the Hope Road you will travel about 100 yards and turn into the first driveway-pullout on the right. The guides and vehicles will be there waiting for you. The drive is about 1 hour 20 minutes from Anchorage, 45 minutes from Girdwood, 60 from Seward and 90 from Soldotna.
Day trip cancellations made at least 8 days in advance will receive a full refund minus a 5% transaction fee. For groups of 10+, at least 14 days notice is required for full refund, minus a 5% transaction fee.