About Kenai RiverDog
KRD is a small company based out of Cooper Landing, Alaska. We specialize in personalized rafting trips with smaller group sizes.

Our goal is to make it feel like you are floating down the river with family.

So, what's the plan, Stan?

We offer a unique experience. We want you to see rafting on the river as we see it..... as an intrinsically rewarding way to spend your time while you are visiting.

Who Can Go?

The section of river that we raft contains no more than Class 1 rapids. All you just have to do is sit back and take in the scenery while the guide rows. For safety purposes, if you or someone in your party has health issues, please check with us ahead of time so we can talk about if the trip is right for you. Our customers have ranged in age from 3-95.

If your child requires a car seat for the shuttle back, please be sure to bring it when you show up to meet us.

What kind of group size can we accommodate?

We are downsizing a little this year. We have a 16' cataraft that can fit up to 6 people.

What’s the weather like?

The weather changes constantly! One day it can be sunny and warm, the next day it can be cold and windy. We go in most weather conditions (YES, this means rain), unless it poses a risk to the safety of guides and customers.

A Note From Kayce & Porter

Hi friends, guests, and Riverdog family. We are seeing some BIG changes this year. Porter retired from the River in the fall of 2018. At 12 years old, his eyesight was going and his health is slowly declining, so it was in his best interest to step down so he can live out his days doing slow walks and sleeping.

Along with this change, I (Kayce) am also pregnant and due in June. I have some wonderful people stepping up to help with the company and guiding. I still plan on helping when I can, and I also hope to be back on the river running trips part time as soon as I am physically able to. Thank you for your understanding and support in this time of transition!

Tired of scrolling and already interested? Contact us now!
What We Offer:

Trip departure times are flexible by request via phone or Email.

May 15th - October 20th


Morning 12-Mile Float: 9:00 AM

Afternoon 7-Mile Float: 1:00 PM

Evening 7-Mile Float: 4:30 PM


Morning 7-Mile Float: 9:00 AM

Afternoon 12-Mile Float: 12:00 PM

Evening 7-Mile Float: 4:30 PM


Morning 12-Mile Float: 9:00 AM

Afternoon 7-Mile Float: 1:00 PM

Evening 7-Mile Float: 4:30 PM


Morning 7-Mile Float: 9:00 AM

Afternoon 12-Mile Float: 12:00 PM


Morning 12-Mile Float: 9:00 AM

Afternoon 7-Mile Float: 1:00 PM

Evenings Start June 1st


7-Mile Float: 11:00 AM

7-Mile Float: 1:00 PM


7-Mile Float: 11:00 AM

7-Mile Float: 2:00 PM

Call to request a 12-Mile Float for Saturday or Sunday.


You can choose the time and day! (based on availability)

7 mile float trip

This float is 7 miles long and takes approximately 2 hours. It begins at the headwaters of the Kenai River, and ends at Sportsman's boat launch. The scenery is stunning along the way, and there is a good opportunity to see wildlife.

Refuge Float/12 mile float (approximately 3 hours)

Add an extra hour onto your trip and bring some binoculars as you float through a section of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Watch the fishermen attempt to catch their limit of sockeye salmon at the confluence of the Russian and Kenai River. Sometimes you will even catch a glimpse of bears trying their paws at fishing or trying to find a yummy fish carcass to munch on.

Refuge trips fill up fast due to the limited amount of starts that our refuge permit allows. Distance is 12 miles and approximate time is 3 hours

Custom Float Ideas

Birthday Floats

Custom cupcakes available via local baker. If cupcakes are requested, you must book a week in advance, if cupcakes are not needed, trip can be booked anytime that space is available. Bring on the silly hats and let’s float!

Bachelorette Float

Get the girls together for a celebration of lifelong love. We encourage you to do the real partying after, for safety reasons, but it’s a great way to pre-party.

Contact Us

Floats leave at a standard time on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

Standard float prices range from $50-$70 per person, based on age.

Custom floats available upon request (please e-mail us). Prices vary based on service provided.

Got something on your mind? Call or e-mail and we will try our best to accommodate you!

Trip Advisor Testimonials

Latest Images
Here are just some of the picture we have taken on our rafting trips.

Rafting Pictures

By on January 11, 2016

Check out some photos from our recent rafting trips!  Looking for beautiful scenery and good company? Check out these photos to see if floating the river is for you!

Photography Portfolio

By on January 11, 2016

Here are some portfolio pictures I have shot weddings, auroras, and mostly naked men (see MountainMenOfAlaska.com and see what I’m talking about).   Please shoot me an email if you are curious about my photography.