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Old 10-17-2014, 06:56 AM
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Anyone fancy sharing the cost of a float trip on the Kanektok river, either 2015 or 2016? I need to spend 12 to 14 days on the river to make it worth the air fare. The ideal number is three because three people and their gear fit into a six-person tent, three people and their gear fit into a raft(one on the oars and two fishing) and a raft and three people fit into a Beaver float plane.
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I'd guess between $4000 and $5,000 / person. What's your plan? Would you just go w/ you and two buddies and do the whole trip by yourselves, or would you use an outfitter?


If you can make it work, I'd definitely do it. I floated the entire river back in 2010, and it was one of the most amazing things I've ever done in my life.

I went in a big group...about 13 of us. We chartered a plane to drop us off at the headwaters of the river. I think it's called Pagatti lake. Floated down to the airport at the village in Quinahauk. We did the float in nine days.


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Sounds like a great trip, wish I could afford it! I hope you post a trip report with lots of photos when you get back.
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We may have crossed paths in 2010. Were you with Mickey Finn? He led a lot of float trips from Utah on the Kanektok. He used to call us "the Irish guys" because "yes", I'm in Ireland. I've run out of fellow Irish guys wanting to make the trip so in 2012 I did it with two guys from New York. I go unguided so I reckon $3,000 from Anchorage, and I need two fit and healthy, happy campers who are prepared to muck in with the chores as well as the cost.
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Old 12-30-2014, 01:58 PM
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Did the Kanektok in 2004 and am very interested in doing it again. Any way to get your email address?
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You know this is something I'd be cautiously interested in.

This summer would work best for me. I have the time and the money at this point in time. I've done long river trips all over the western United States.
I've never been to Alaska.

I've always wanted to do a serious wilderness river trip in Alaska or Canada, finding people willing and capable has always been the hard part.
I have a 14 foot Maravia that I'd be willing to bring.
Doing the road trip from Montana to Alaska would be half the fun.
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Default Re: Kanektok Float Trip

Apologies guys, I should have cut this thread sooner but I was hedging my bets. Shortly after I posted it a guy from New York contacted me to say he was interested and that his nephew might also be interested. His nephew has now confirmed he is going. We are planning the float for 2016, which suits me as it gives me first shot at the cheaper air fares as soon as they come out in July. It is also an even numbered year so the pinks will be running, with the perceived benefit that they keep the commercial fishermen busy and let more of the other species through for anglers to catch. Thanks very much for the interest. Maybe next time?
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