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Kuskokwim Backwater Approach - Day Adventures
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We are located in an isolated Alaska community, 400 air miles from the highway system and accessible by plane only. We rent kayaks and canoes by the hour, day or week. Generally we rent 2-3hrs at a time for fun, recreation and berry picking, but our...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
540 7th Ave, Bethel, AK 99559
+1 907-545-2392
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

A friend and I took took her Nephew for an adventure down Brown's slough to the free fish bin...no fish, but a good destination for a stop and leg stretch, before turning around. Nearly a perfect 2 hour round trip. Barb and Kirk super pleasant...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 162patricka
Reviewed June 25, 2018

I don't think I have had so much fun in quite a while! I have been living in Bethel for 7 years and had never gotten around to actually going out until yesterday. I laughed with all of my friends, explored the slough and got...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Shailee N
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

My family went on a 2 hour canoe trip. We had an amazing time and Barb and Kirk were more than accommodating. Extremely friendly, would recommend!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank britanydanyel20
Reviewed June 6, 2018

My group and I had such a fun time at Kuskokwim Backwater Approach! Kirk and Barb were so knowledgable about the area pointed out so many cool sights, which included a beaver dam that was on the river! Definitely a highlight of our trip to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Chris M
Kirk M, General Manager at Kuskokwim Backwater Approach - Day Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2018

Thank you, Chris, the pleasure was all ours. We look forward to seeing you if the opportunity to visit Bethel come to you in the future.

Reviewed May 31, 2018

I can't thank Kirk and Barb enough for the fun afternoon on the Kuskokwim. I went with a group of 12 from the lower 48 and they were so accommodating, providing us with enough kayaks and canoes so that we could all go have a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Emma P
Kirk M, Manager at Kuskokwim Backwater Approach - Day Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2018

Thank you, Emma, it was our pleasure to serve you and your group, hope you enjoyed the moose sausage!

Reviewed August 13, 2017

I really enjoyed the five hour guided kayaking tour. It was a small and enjoyable group. We saw some beautiful scenery and cool birds while on the trip. The tour guide was very nice and fun to talk to while kayaking. She packed us a...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Kirk M, Manager at Kuskokwim Backwater Approach - Day Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

Thanx Rachael, we at KBA are glad we could be part of making your short stay in Alaska enjoyable.

Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Loved kayaking with my daughter this weekend. Great experience renting from Barb at Kuskokwim Backwater Approach. Super friendly and helpful!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Sarah S
Kirk M, Manager at Kuskokwim Backwater Approach - Day Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

Thank you, Sarah

Reviewed June 19, 2017 via mobile

I was in Bethel for work with a day to spare and called up the morning of to see about renting a kayak for a few hours. Barb was fantastic with my last minute request, promptly loading up a kayak and dropping me off at...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Breannon
Reviewed May 8, 2017

Kuskokwim Backwater approach rents all sorts of water and camping equipment for day use and longer trips. They can outfit whatever trip you need and organize logistics and food for you, too. From hourly kayak paddles on local sloughs, to moose hunting, to weeks long...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Jodyoh
Reviewed August 2, 2016

Getting our rentals was easy and quick! The owners are very friendly and hilarious. So do have a sense of humor with them. If you're unsure of where to go, ask them and they will know where to go :)

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Merrill L
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