packrafting with

Our Team

OUR MISSION IS TO SUPPLY STUDENTS WITH THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, CONFIDENCE, AND MOTIVATION TO SAFELY PURSUE THEIR PACKRAFT ADVENTURES

Jim

Jim

Owner - ACA Whitewater Instructor, Swiftwater Rescue Technician, Advanced Wilderness First Aid

Jim is the owner of PackRafting Alaska, formerly Alaska Kayak Academy.  Jim started the company in 2005 as a whitewater kayaking school. Over time the emphasis has moved to packrafts due the huge demand. He loves to teach and share his love for rivers with others. He has been paddling whitewater rivers for over 50 years!! He has a love for all outdoor sports, but a special love of rivers. At season end, he loves to spend the fall exploring the canyons of south east  Utah, backcountry ice skating , and down hill skiing.

Your First Class Starts here

This Level 1 course is for students and visitors alike. A great experience for anyone who wants to test out packrafting. Designed to teach the basics for any level of adventurer. We will cover how to use and paddle a packraft, river safety basics and how to execute entry-level packraft trips in class I rivers.

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