Let The Pros Help You Plan Your Custom Alaska Trip…

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.

From The Blog


Bristol Bay Sockeye Run predicted best in 20 years

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


Limited Snow Year Bodes Well For Fishermen

2014 was a low water year primarily due to the limited snow pack through the 2013-14 winter months.  Our Bristol Bay and Kuskowkwim rivers were far more capable of handling the heavy rains that typically occur through the summer months.  The 2014 result was low water with accessible fish and rivers that cleared quickly.  The 2014-15 winter proved to be the same and we are expecting exceptional fishing to rival or exceed 2014.  The sockeye salmon runs are rising and the silver salmon runs last year exceeded already high expectations.  Put the low water together with good salmon runs and 2015 is shaping up to be one of our best years in recent history.  King Salmon are the one down side and we will not be targeting these fish this year.

Build Your Own Trip

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.

Pre-Planned Package Trips

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.

Explore Our Rivers