BOATING IN PALMERFrom Pristine Lakes to Majestic Rivers
The Valley is home to myriad lakes and mighty rivers, all within a short drive from Palmer. Some of the biggest attractions are the Knik, Matanuska, and Susitna rivers, as well as Matanuska Lake. There are also groups who do rafting and kayaking tours for all ages and experience levels.
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Featuring several riding tours in the Greater Palmer area from 1.5-3 hours, Alaska Horse Adventures is open Year Round. Additionally, they have a 6 hour Kayak tour in the Butte.
SUTTON, AK 99674
Based out of Sutton, just north of Palmer, NOVA Alaska Guides has incredible experiences for everyone. Established in 1975, NOVA is Alaska’s oldest river rafting tour company under original ownership. Since 1975, we have accomplished many firsts in guided adventure travel in Alaska, including the first to offer commercial whitewater rafting on Alaska rivers and the first guided hikes on the Matanuska Glacier more than 25 years ago.
Our early wilderness trips included several first descents and trips through the newly formed National Parks and Refuges with organizations like National Geographic, Connaissance du la Mode and the National Audubon Society. Our expertise in this theater has grown over the years to include combination trips that offer mountain and glacier trips with river trips.