Float Alaska takes the headache out of Do-It-Yourself. We rent expedition quality rafting and wilderness camping equipment. We guide you through early planning and coordinate all logistics with our partners Papa Bear and KWA. We operate in Bethel Alaska with access to the Bristol Bay and Kuskokwim River areas.
We float 9 rivers with multiple branches providing you with 14 options. Our rivers are non whitewater and range from easy floating to more challenging advanced options. The value and flexibility of a DIY trip are unsurpassed. While lodges and guide operations have some benefits our trips are filled with the reward and satisfaction only achieved on your own.
Build your group find your river and float for 5-12+ days surrounded by magnificent Alaska scenery. Experience incredible fishing for 5 species of salmon, leopard rainbow trout, dolly varden, arctic char grayling, lake trout and sheefish while floating through 40-140 miles of pure heaven. With our 30 years of experience on these rivers and your goals in mind we will fully prepare you for your wilderness adventure.
2015 was a low water year and kept the Silvers from entering many of our river systems until late season rains kicked in. This concentrated the fish into the last week of August and into September. Although there are always plenty of fish to be caught in the rivers throughout the summer this led to some exceptionally hot late Silver action. In addition many camps closed on the rivers due to difficult access in the mid and upper regions. Our floaters took advantage of the virtually evacuated rivers and meandered from top to bottom locating the concentrated silvers. Of course there was still plenty of action on rainbows, dolly grayling and char. Thanks for a great season!
No time to waste if you are a sockeye slaying fool. This years run will match those of the mid 90’s. The forecasts are known to vary but with some areas experiencing severe downward trends on sockeye we are excited to have a positive forecast. Mixed in with the sockeye will be Kings, chum and a few pinks in the odd year. Rainbows, grayling, char and dollies will all be lining up for a free meal behind the sockeye. Read more
If you have experience rafting in the lower 48 or up in Alaska the routine is the same. Fly to Bethel with your food, fishing gear, and personal items and we will provide the rest: bush flights and pickups, rafting, camping and cooking gear, river GPS and general info. We spend as little or as much time you require in planning your trip to meet your goals.
If you are a newcomer to this type of adventure, review our pre-planned trips to see what options are available. Our package trips can also be modified with days added on as needed for extra fishing, photography, hiking. Some of our rivers are perfect for rafters with limited experience while others provide excitement and adventure around every corner.