Midnight Sun Float

Join Alaska Wilderness Enterprises for a once in a lifetime scenic float on a pristine Alaska river.

Our trips take place daily from Fairbanks Alaska and are designed for all age classes.

They are natural history based trips with the intent of giving visitors a glimpse into wild Alaska that might otherwise not be encountered on a typical Alaska vacation.

These trips take place in the Chena River Recreational Area which was formed in 1982 as a wild scenic river corridor. Chena River Recreational Area is a 250,000 acre park focusing on the river corridor and offers hiking, dog mushing, and four wheeler trails, as well as having recreational cabins available for rent.

The Upper Chena River is one of the only interior rivers that are not muddied due to glacial runoffs. It is a spring fed clear water stream with a gravel bottom as opposed to the Lower Chena River which runs through Fairbanks and, due to tributaries along the way, has a muddy river bed and silty water.

The river hosts a small king salmon run as well as a chum Salmon Run and from mid July to September, spawning fish can be observed.

Other animals that can be seen are bald eagles, moose, beaver, otter, bear, and a host of songbirds. On some trips the Granite Tors rock formation can be seen from the river corridor.



Everything was really great. We enjoyed the float immensely, very relaxing and calm. Food was excellent. – Harry & Lyn, Roswell Georgia

It was relaxing and enjoyable, informative. Food was excellent. – Bill & Sharon, Billings Montana

The food was great. Our leaders were so enjoyable and open that they not only made our time with them informational and entertaining , but I felt they cared as well. – Geri, Omaha Nebraska

Special thanks Joe and Vicky for giving us such a wonderful adventure. From start to finish, it was a memorable experience. Thanks for sharing your home and your “Alaska Life” with us. – Cathy & Lee, Pembroke Pines Fl

Thoroughly enjoyable, would do it again. – Susan & Bob, Evansville Indianna

It was fantastic and so serene, loved it. What a lovely place. Thank You. – Jake & Amanda, Lynchberg Virginia

What a wonderful experience! Would do it again in a heartbeat! Thank you so much for making it such an enjoyable time. – Tom & Cindy, Canton South Dakota

What a great commentary and very informative too. – Gene & Carol, Salt Lake Utah

Food was great. People were wonderful. River was awesome. We would recommend and do it again. – June & Gary, Silver Springs Nevada

Great Scenery and very relaxing! Outstanding outhouse! – The Griders, Greenville Alabama

Very enjoyable and wonderful tranquility with a delightful host who loves Alaska and has a passion for what they do. – Mary, England

This trip was absolutely gorgeous. It was so peaceful and quiet, I loved it. – Donna, New Baden Illinois