kayak tours

Kayak Tours


Learn kayaking using inflatable kayaks for the ultimate in outdoor recreation and adventure. These kayak adventures traverse the eastern boundary of Denali National Park, Alaska and explore whitewater on the Nenana River. Kayak for 2 to 3 hours on one of our introductory whitewater kayak adventures. Or, rent a kayak or canoe at Otto Lake and explore this hidden gem right from our headquarters. Denali Outdoor Center will share their knowledge, expertise and the wonders of “mild to WILD” kayak and canoe adventures.

* Kayak rentals are for the lake only. All river kayaking is guided/instructed.

Inflatable Kayaks

Easy to Learn

Inflatable Kayaks are durable, lightweight, forgiving and high performance whitewater boats that have revolutionized recreational river running. First-time kayakers can have fun paddling class II & III rapids with guidance, instruction and support from a knowledgeable and professional guide.


Alaska Outdoor Adventure

More Fun in Your Own Boat

The joy of whitewater becomes more participatory in your own kayak. Imagine yourself learning to kayak class II & III whitewater, crashing through waves and negotiating rapids on your first kayaking adventure. Don’t just hold on for the ride — be a part of the action! Flipping and swimming are always a possibility.

Physical Condition

Outdoor Enthusiast

This trip is our most challenging activity. A good level of physical fitness is required. Guests who enjoy vigorous hikes, mountain biking and other strenuous outdoor activities will generally perform better than others.
***A physical test may be required prior to participation. D.O.C. reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at our sole discretion.

Professional Guides and Equipment


D.O.C. uses some of the best equipment available. Every paddler will be wearing a drysuit, helmet, specialized kayaking PFD and wetsuit booties. Experienced and knowledgeable guides will provide support and instruction on paddle techniques, river safety, assisted and self rescue.