WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOUR ADVENTURE

This is a physical trip, it may press you into more physical activity than you are used to.  If there are any questions regarding your physical abilities to engage in strenuous physical activity please consult with your physician prior to embarking on this trip.  Dress Warm, it is always better to be a little too warm out there than a little too cold.  We will provide a state of the art drysuit but you will need to insulate under that.  Fleece top and bottom with warm socks is recommended.  Where to meet up:  Our base of operations is located at 64870 Second Street, Hope Alaska, 99605.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOUR ADVENTURE

This is a physical trip, it may press you into more physical activity than you are used to.  If there are any questions regarding your physical abilities to engage in strenuous physical activity please consult with your physician prior to embarking on this trip.  Dress Warm, it is always better to be a little too warm out there than a little too cold.  We will provide a state of the art drysuit but you will need to insulate under that.  Fleece top and bottom with warm socks is recommended.  Where to meet up:  Our base of operations is located at 64870 Second Street, Hope Alaska, 99605.

MAKING A RESERVATION

In order to book your trip with Flow AK we require payment in full at the time of booking.  Cash, Visa or Mastercard are our preferred methods of taking reservations, please call us if you have an alternate method of paying for your trip.

MAKING A RESERVATION

In order to book your trip with Flow AK we require payment in full at the time of booking.  Cash, Visa or Mastercard are our preferred methods of taking reservations, please call us if you have an alternate method of paying for your trip.

CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY

Trip cancellation prior to 48 hours of your trip will receive a full refund minus a 6% charge to cover credit card expenses (Cash deposits will receive a full refund prior to 48 hours of your trip).  Within 48 hours of your trip Flow AK will offer a 50% trip credit good towards another Flow AK trip if you call us to confirm your cancellation.  No call/no shows will not receive a refund.  If Flow AK cancels the trip for any reason a full refund will be issued.

CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY

Trip cancellation prior to 48 hours of your trip will receive a full refund minus a 6% charge to cover credit card expenses (Cash deposits will receive a full refund prior to 48 hours of your trip).  Within 48 hours of your trip Flow AK will offer a 50% trip credit good towards another Flow AK trip if you call us to confirm your cancellation.  No call/no shows will not receive a refund.  If Flow AK cancels the trip for any reason a full refund will be issued.

WHERE TO MEET UP

Flow AK worldwide headquarters is located at 64870 Second Street, Hope Alaska, 99605. Meet us there to join in an amazing adventure. Please try to be punctual as generally there are several parties on each trip.

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WHERE TO MEET UP

Flow AK worldwide headquarters is located at 64870 Second Street, Hope Alaska, 99605. Meet us there to join in an amazing adventure. Please try to be punctual as generally there are several parties on each trip.

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How do I choose the best rafting trip for me?

Six Mile Creek is for most folks who seek adventure. However, it is not for everyone. Please feel free to give us a call if you have any questions. We do offer float trips for groups who would like a tamer adventure.

What's the difference between the various tour types?

We offer one main tour, all three canyons of Six Mile Creek. We do have a ground support vehicle traveling along the trip to allow folks to hop off the trip at several locations.

What do we do on a Six Mile Creek tour?

A ride down Six Mile Creek is a true adventure. We truly don’t know exactly what will happen on our adventure, which is part of the FUN! We will dress you in state-of-the-art drysuits and other river safety gear, then go to the put the rafts into the water.

At the put-in, we will have a safety briefing and a swim scenario to better acquaint guests with what lies downstream, but nothing can completely prepare you for the adventure that lies downstream in class 3-5 canyons.

Join us as we navigate through three canyon sections over roughly 11 miles of a stunningly beautiful river.

Can I go on a private raft trip?

We love providing the custom experience and do offer private raft trips.

Is whitewater rafting difficult?

This is a physical trip; it may press you into more physical activity than you are used to.

If there are any questions regarding your physical abilities to engage in strenuous physical activity please consult with your physician prior to embarking on this trip.

Do I have to paddle?

Paddling is highly recommended; your guide can’t do it all!

Is whitewater rafting safe?

We have ways to minimize, mitigate and lessen the risk of going on a whitewater adventure. We take pride in providing a safe, fun adventure, but no guide service can ensure the complete safety of their clients, especially in the world of fast flowing rivers. You must take some risks with us if you would like to join us in this adventure.

Are life jackets provided?

PFDs, dry suits, helmets, and river footwear are provided. Enthusiasm is not provided but is highly recommended.

How should I dress for whitewater rafting?

Dress Warm, it is always better to be a little too warm out there than a little too cold. We will provide a state of the art drysuit, but you will need to insulate under that. One to two layers of fleece top and bottom with warm socks is recommended.

What should I bring?

Bring two layers of synthetic clothing, top and bottom, and warm socks. We recommend that folks bring these clothes in addition to the clothes they will wear for the rest of the day, as there is a chance, even with brand-new drysuits, that a bit of water can get in. No other gear is recommended.

Where do we change clothes?

We have facilities to change your clothes upon arrival at our headquarters in Hope, Alaska.

What is the weather like?

Generally, the weather is in the 60s and 70s, with hot sunny days warmer and occasionally cooler temps on very stormy days.

Is there a guide on each raft?

There is an experienced, entertaining, and informative guide on each raft.

What if I've never rafted before or I can't swim?

We take first-time rafters all the time. We have taken people before who claimed that they could not swim. Especially at lower water levels, we have more opportunities to rescue guests who are not swimming adequately.

That said, if you are a poor swimmer, you will accept more risk on this adventure than an athletic swimmer. We will do our best to give you as much information to inform your decision as possible. This is a question that can sometimes be answered over the phone. Feel free to give us a call.

Do I need to swim?

On our Class IV and V whitewater trips on Sixmile Creek we ask guests to perform a practice swim at the start of each trip. We feel that this helps folks significantly in a) deciding they actually want to go along on this adventure and b) understanding what to do if they find themselves out of the raft and in the river. During this practice swim, guides can coach folks on the best techniques when swimming in whitewater. After the swim practice guests have the opportunity to get further instruction or opt out of the trip if they don’t like the prospect of swimming in moving water again.

Could I get hurt rafting?

Six Mile Creek is at the upper level of what is commercially rafted in the United States, so yes, you could get hurt rafting.

What are the chances of falling out of the raft?

I usually tell folks there is a 50/50 chance of falling out of the boat. We have no statistical analysis, but the guide consensus agrees that the odds of falling out are less than 50/50.

What happens if I fall out of the raft?

Your guide will cover all safety procedures and best practices before you begin your rafting tour. Our goal is to ensure all guests are informed, prepared and comfortable with the activity before embarking on their whitewater adventure or float trip.

Where do we meet up?

Flow AK worldwide headquarters is located at 64870 Second Street, Hope Alaska, 99605. Meet us there to join in an amazing adventure. Please try to be punctual as generally there are several parties on each trip.

Find us on Google Maps.

How do I get back to my car?

We provide all transportation once you make it to our headquarters.

Are your whitewater rafting tours suitable for children?

We offer the Six Mile Creek trip to kids 12 and over.

Is there a lot of walking?

There is very little walking on the Six Mile Creek tour.

Can I bring my pet?

Pets are not allowed, sorry.

Do I need to bring extra money?

We do not recommend bringing anything other than your warm clothes, our safety gear and a healthy dose of enthusiasm.

Can we tip our guide?

Your guide will work very hard for you without thought of gratuity. However, if you would like to tip our guides, it would be very much appreciated.

What else is there to do in the area?

Hope, Alaska has so many things to do. It is full of history and is a great walking venue with several cafes, bars, and coffee shops. Mountain Biking is popular with several local trailheads that lead to miles and miles of trails. Fishing is popular in the later summer, with Resurrection Creek popular with pink salmon fishermen. Hiking is perhaps Hope’s most spectacular activity, with one hike even offering an impressive view of Denali on a clear day.

Are rafting companies licensed?

Alaska rafting companies are not licensed but permitted under different government entities. Flow AK is permitted through the US Forest Service in the Chugach National Forest.

How long has FlowAk been in business?

Flow AK is entering its third year of operations, but the founders of Flow AK have over 30 years of experience guiding on Six Mile Creek.

How experienced are the guides?

Flow AK only employs experienced guides. We only offer positions to guides with 3 or more years of experience boating on Class 5 whitewater.

Why should I choose FlowAK for my rafting adventure?

Flow AK is a local Hope, AK business. You will be employing local Alaskans raising their families here in Alaska. We have guides who have over 20 years of experience on Six Mile Creek.

When is Alaska's whitewater rafting season?

The best time of the year for rafting on Six Mile Creek is mid-May through mid-September.

When is the most exciting time to go rafting?

The highest water of the year is usually sometime just after the summer solstice, and some consider that the most exciting time.

However, Six Mile Creek is exciting at its highest and lowest water levels.

What's for lunch?

We do not provide lunch; there are many great eating options in Hope, Alaska, before and after your trip.

What if it rains?

You will wear the best rain gear in the State of Alaska, a dry suit! We like to say that rafting is the BEST rainy day activity.

Is a deposit required?

We take payment in full at the time of reservation, but we have one of the industry’s most generous cancellation and refund policies.

Are reservations required?

Reservations are recommended but not required; we take walk-in guests if space allows.

What is your cancellation/refund policy?

Trip cancellations before 48 hours of your trip will receive a full refund minus a 6% charge to cover credit card expenses (Cash deposits will receive a full refund before 48 hours of your trip).

Within 48 hours of your trip, Flow AK will offer a 50% trip credit good towards another Flow AK trip if you call us to confirm your cancellation. No call/no-shows will not receive a refund. If Flow AK cancels the trip for any reason, a full refund will be issued.

Plase call with any questions.

907.382.0675

How do I choose the best rafting trip for me?

Six Mile Creek is for most folks who seek adventure. However, it is not for everyone. Please feel free to give us a call if you have any questions. We do offer float trips for groups who would like a tamer adventure.

What's the difference between the various tour types?

We offer one main tour, all three canyons of Six Mile Creek. We do have a ground support vehicle traveling along the trip to allow folks to hop off the trip at several locations.

What do we do on a Six Mile Creek tour?

A ride down Six Mile Creek is a true adventure. We truly don’t know exactly what will happen on our adventure, which is part of the FUN! We will dress you in state-of-the-art drysuits and other river safety gear, then go to the put the rafts into the water.

At the put-in, we will have a safety briefing and a swim scenario to better acquaint guests with what lies downstream, but nothing can completely prepare you for the adventure that lies downstream in class 3-5 canyons.

Join us as we navigate through three canyon sections over roughly 11 miles of a stunningly beautiful river.

Can I go on a private raft trip?

We love providing the custom experience and do offer private raft trips.

Is whitewater rafting difficult?

This is a physical trip; it may press you into more physical activity than you are used to.

If there are any questions regarding your physical abilities to engage in strenuous physical activity please consult with your physician prior to embarking on this trip.

Do I have to paddle?

Paddling is highly recommended; your guide can’t do it all!

Is whitewater rafting safe?

We have ways to minimize, mitigate and lessen the risk of going on a whitewater adventure. We take pride in providing a safe, fun adventure, but no guide service can ensure the complete safety of their clients, especially in the world of fast flowing rivers. You must take some risks with us if you would like to join us in this adventure.

Are life jackets provided?

PFDs, dry suits, helmets, and river footwear are provided. Enthusiasm is not provided but is highly recommended.

What should I bring?

Bring two layers of synthetic clothing, top and bottom, and warm socks. We recommend that folks bring these clothes in addition to the clothes they will wear for the rest of the day, as there is a chance, even with brand-new drysuits, that a bit of water can get in. No other gear is recommended.

How should I dress for whitewater rafting?

Dress Warm, it is always better to be a little too warm out there than a little too cold. We will provide a state of the art drysuit, but you will need to insulate under that. One to two layers of fleece top and bottom with warm socks is recommended.

Where do we change clothes?

We have facilities to change your clothes upon arrival at our headquarters in Hope, Alaska.

Where do we meet up?

Flow AK worldwide headquarters is located at 64870 Second Street, Hope Alaska, 99605. Meet us there to join in an amazing adventure. Please try to be punctual as generally there are several parties on each trip.

Find us on Google Maps.

How do I get back to my car?

We provide all transportation once you make it to our headquarters.

What is the weather like?

Generally, the weather is in the 60s and 70s, with hot sunny days warmer and occasionally cooler temps on very stormy days.

Do I need to swim?

On our Class IV and V whitewater trips on Sixmile Creek we ask guests to perform a practice swim at the start of each trip. We feel that this helps folks significantly in a) deciding they actually want to go along on this adventure and b) understanding what to do if they find themselves out of the raft and in the river. During this practice swim, guides can coach folks on the best techniques when swimming in whitewater. After the swim practice guests have the opportunity to get further instruction or opt out of the trip if they don’t like the prospect of swimming in moving water again.

Is there a guide on each raft?

There is an experienced, entertaining, and informative guide on each raft.

Could I get hurt rafting?

Six Mile Creek is at the upper level of what is commercially rafted in the United States, so yes, you could get hurt rafting.

What if I've never rafted before or I can't swim?

We take first-time rafters all the time. We have taken people before who claimed that they could not swim. Especially at lower water levels, we have more opportunities to rescue guests who are not swimming adequately.

That said, if you are a poor swimmer, you will accept more risk on this adventure than an athletic swimmer. We will do our best to give you as much information to inform your decision as possible. This is a question that can sometimes be answered over the phone. Feel free to give us a call.

What are the chances of falling out of the raft?

I usually tell folks there is a 50/50 chance of falling out of the boat. We have no statistical analysis, but the guide consensus agrees that the odds of falling out are less than 50/50.

What happens if I fall out of the raft?

Your guide will cover all safety procedures and best practices before you begin your rafting tour. Our goal is to ensure all guests are informed, prepared and comfortable with the activity before embarking on their whitewater adventure or float trip.

Why should I choose FlowAK for my rafting adventure?

Flow AK is a local Hope, AK business. You will be employing local Alaskans raising their families here in Alaska. We have guides who have over 20 years of experience on Six Mile Creek.

Are your whitewater rafting tours suitable for children?

We offer the Six Mile Creek trip to kids 12 and over.

Is there a lot of walking?

There is very little walking on the Six Mile Creek tour.

Do I need to bring extra money?

We do not recommend bringing anything other than your warm clothes, our safety gear and a healthy dose of enthusiasm.

Can I bring my pet?

Pets are not allowed, sorry.

Can we tip our guide?

Your guide will work very hard for you without thought of gratuity. However, if you would like to tip our guides, it would be very much appreciated.

What else is there to do in the area?

Hope, Alaska has so many things to do. It is full of history and is a great walking venue with several cafes, bars, and coffee shops. Mountain Biking is popular with several local trailheads that lead to miles and miles of trails. Fishing is popular in the later summer, with Resurrection Creek popular with pink salmon fishermen. Hiking is perhaps Hope’s most spectacular activity, with one hike even offering an impressive view of Denali on a clear day.

Are rafting companies licensed?

Alaska rafting companies are not licensed but permitted under different government entities. Flow AK is permitted through the US Forest Service in the Chugach National Forest.

How long has FlowAk been in business?

Flow AK is entering its third year of operations, but the founders of Flow AK have over 30 years of experience guiding on Six Mile Creek.

How experienced are the guides?

Flow AK only employs experienced guides. We only offer positions to guides with 3 or more years of experience boating on Class 5 whitewater.

When is Alaska's whitewater rafting season?

The best time of the year for rafting on Six Mile Creek is mid-May through mid-September.

When is the most exciting time to go rafting?

The highest water of the year is usually sometime just after the summer solstice, and some consider that the most exciting time.

However, Six Mile Creek is exciting at its highest and lowest water levels.

What's for lunch?

We do not provide lunch; there are many great eating options in Hope, Alaska, before and after your trip.

What if it rains?

You will wear the best rain gear in the State of Alaska, a dry suit! We like to say that rafting is the BEST rainy day activity.

Is a deposit required?

We take payment in full at the time of reservation, but we have one of the industry’s most generous cancellation and refund policies.

Are reservations required?

Reservations are recommended but not required; we take walk-in guests if space allows.

What is your cancellation/refund policy?

Trip cancellations before 48 hours of your trip will receive a full refund minus a 6% charge to cover credit card expenses (Cash deposits will receive a full refund before 48 hours of your trip).

Within 48 hours of your trip, Flow AK will offer a 50% trip credit good towards another Flow AK trip if you call us to confirm your cancellation. No call/no-shows will not receive a refund. If Flow AK cancels the trip for any reason, a full refund will be issued.

Plase call with any questions.

907.382.0675