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Talkeetna River Guides - Day Trips

Talkeetna, AK, USA
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About Talkeetna River Guides - Day Trips
Whether you are an experienced adventurer or a family traveling with children, TRG‘s scenic float trips fit a broad spectrum of tastes. Few places in the world rival the scenic beauty of Mt. McKinley (known locally as Denali, or “the Great One” in the Tanana Athabascan dialect) and the glacier-fed river valleys of the southern slopes of the Alaska Range. Located just 120 road miles northeast of Anchorage, the quaint, historic town of Talkeetna sits near the confluence of three mighty rivers, the Susitna, the Chulitna, and the Talkeetna. TRG operates out of a yurt office on Main Street. Other activities in the area include hiking in Denali State Park, flightseeing amidst the spectacular peaks of the Alaska Range, and remote wilderness exploration in the unspoiled reaches of Denali National Park and the nearby Talkeetna Mountains — just to name a few. We offer 2-hour Talkeetna River and 4-hour Chulitna River Trips. As well as custom and overnight trips, just call or email us for more information. We provide rain gear and boots so you can enjoy your trip rain or shine.
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Betty S wrote a review Jun 23
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Todd was an awesome guide and gave us a lot of information about the river. Pointed out birds and plants, it was a great day.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Response from talkeetnariverguides, Owner at Talkeetna River Guides - Day Trips
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you so much for the great review! Todd has been a guide on these rivers for many years and his love for rafting and what he does certainly shines through on his trips! Thank you so much for supporting our locally owned business. With Gratitude, Ashley Kaso
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Austin R wrote a review Jun 22
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This was one of our best Alaskan excursions. We were picked up at the hotel by Celia and she was so friendly and informative. Our guide, Ben, provided excellent stories and jokes while guiding us through beautiful scenery. We HIGHLY recommend this tour!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Response from talkeetnariverguides, Owner at Talkeetna River Guides - Day Trips
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you so much for the five star review! We know that while in Talkeetna you have many options and we appreciate that you decided to spend time with us on the river while in Talkeetna!! We will be sure to pass your kind words on to Ben & Celia. Thanks so much for supporting our locally owned business! With Gratitude, Ashley K.
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Donna S wrote a review Jun 14
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We had an overcast and cooler start but was as the day turned warmer it was amazing! Very relaxing and surprisingly calm even though the water was fast. Scott was very knowledgeable and interesting too. He gave us a great ride! Except for the mosquitoes population was exploding we highly recommend taking this raft float tour!!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Response from talkeetnariverguides, Manager at Talkeetna River Guides - Day Trips
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so very much for the great review! We really appreciate you spending a few hours of your day with us and supporting our locally owned family business. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Talkeetna and Alaska. With Gratitude, Team T.R.G.
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Karen J wrote a review Jun 6
Colorado Springs, Colorado306 contributions63 helpful votes
I really enjoyed the float tour, even though we didn't see any significant wildlife (seagulls don't count according to my husband). My hubby and I were split up between the front and back of the boat, but the ladies I sat next to were also teachers and we had fun talking. The rubber overboots were hard to walk in, but since a few folks jumped the gun and got out of the float early, it protected their shoes. The safety overview was fun ... and they took my snarky comments well. Getting in/out of the float was actually not bad! Our guide was fun and informative. He talked to us about the how/why of steering the raft. We talked about plants. We battled the other float (NOTE: This was really one smack of the oars with silly trash talk, but that was great to watch.) We got to see Denali. I'm pretty sure that I got 5-drops of water wet in front and my hubby got one splash in the back. I hatched multiple eggs using AT&T and letting the app run while floating down the river. Afterwards, the tour guides talked to me about Pokemon Go! We left a bunch of regionals in the Pokemon Go gyms for folks that might not have them in their Pokedexes. We chose to walk back, which was great! We stopped by many cute shops, including Silverbear Sundries for some Devil's Club balm for my many mosquito bites, Village Arts & Crafts for some art, and Shirley's Homemade Ice Cream for some Northern Lights ice cream! Honestly, after the jet boat experience yesterday, I almost cancelled our float tour today and that would have been bad. I can't think of anything that would top our Kenai float tour, but that's because a moose heading straight for the raft behind you will probably never happen again. (The Kenai huge stuffed bear sitting in a chair as we left was a cute touch.)
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Response from talkeetnariverguides, Owner at Talkeetna River Guides - Day Trips
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for the great review! We know that you have many great options while in Talkeetna and we are so grateful that you chose to spend part of your day with us! Thanks for supporting our family owned business! With Gratitude, Ashley Kaso
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Ron W wrote a review Jun 2
Cedar Park, Texas5 contributions5 helpful votes
What a fantastic experience at Talkeetna River Guides and the float trip. We were their first float of the year (the previous days trips had been cancelled due to ice in the river) and it was amazing. Totally relaxing and fun As it was the early part of the season we were fortunate to have quite a few guides on our trip and everyone we talked to was amazing. TRG was great and Talkeetna is a super cool little town. Highly recommend booking a trip if you are in the area.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Response from talkeetnariverguides, Owner at Talkeetna River Guides - Day Trips
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for the great review! We know that you have many great options while in Talkeetna and we are so grateful that you chose to spend part of your day with us! Thanks for being our first trip of the year! With Gratitude, Ashley Kaso
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