Classic Alpacka Rafts
Single-person packrafts for back-country recreation, hunting and angling
Light weight and extremely durable, Alpacka rafts are the ideal packraft for recreating in Alaska. Each raft weighs about 5 to 6 pounds (depending on the size) and packs down to approximately 7"x17". Our rental fleet includes several packrafts of each of Alpacka's classic boats (Alpaca, Yak, Llama, and Mule). The Alpaca, Yak, and Llama have a carrying capacity of 400 pounds. The Mule can carry up to 500 pounds. If you need a boat with higher carrying capacity check out our other inflatables.
What size packraft you need depends on your height:
5'-5'8": Alpaca (Small)
5'7"-6': Yak (Medium)
6'-6'4": Llama (Large)
6'2"-6'8": Mule (Extra Large)
Each rental includes a packraft with a cruiser deck and spray cover, lightweight paddle (which breaks down into 4 pieces), inflation bag, small repair kit, and a personal flotation device. The majority of our boats do not include zippered access for internal storage. Contact us if you require a packraft with internal storage.
Two-person packraft for back-country recreation, hunting and angling
Alpacka's largest and burliest packraft, the self bailing Forager delivers two-person seating and massive cargo capacity in a super stable backpackable package. Whether you are doing fly in Alaska river trips, running whitewater classics, big game hunting in remote areas, or fly fishing in the backcountry, the Forager is big and tough enough to handle any adventure. The Forager weighs 14lb and packs down to approximately 20x10in. The max carrying capacity is 1000lbs.
Each rental includes a packraft, lightweight paddles, cargo bags, inflation bag, small repair kit, and a personal flotation devices.
Solo packraft for back-country recreation, hunting and angling
Perfect for river based solo hunting and fishing packrafting, the Ranger weighs under 12lbs, its light enough to be backpacked into a remote river but offers plenty of carrying capacity for medium to large big game like reindeer, moose, and sheep. The extra space also makes it great for carrying rods on river fishing trips. The Ranger weighs 12lb and packs down to approximately 18x10in. The max carrying capacity is 750lbs.
Each rental includes a packraft, lightweight paddle, cargo bags, inflation bag, small repair kit, and a personal flotation devices.
Hunting and angling inflatable rafts
We now rent boats specifically for serious hunters and anglers. We have three boats designed by Pristine Ventures in Fairbanks.
The PackRaft Alaskana (PR-49) is made of PVC, using 420-denier side tubes and 840 denier floor thickness. It weighs 27 lbs. (raft 19 lbs., optional floor insert 8 lbs.) and is 9 feet long. It can carry up to 850 pounds. This boat is ideal for wilderness streams with character ratings of Class I-III.
The Legend is made of 30-oz PVC, weighs 56 pounds and is 13 feet long. It can carry up to 1,250 pounds. This boat is intended to perform with one hunter, their gear, and an entire bull moose in river depths greater than 7 feet, but can also provide effective hauling capacity and shallow draft for two people and moderate loads of gear and smaller game animals.
The Pioneer X-stream:
The Pioneer X-stream is made of 32-oz PVC, weighs 72 pounds and is 16.5 feet long. It can carry up to 1800 lbs. This boat can run up to class IV rapids.