For those of you who still desire the thrill of panning for gold and want to experience the adventure of floating the picturesque Kenai River but do not have an entire day to devote to it or do not wish to be standing in a cold Alaskan wild stream, we offer our PAN N FLOAT EXCURSION for only $89 per person.


Your gold panning experience will take place at Prospector John's land based sluicing operation in Cooper Landing.  Our friendly staff will provide you with a sluice box and a gold pan.  We will instruct you on the proper use of them before turning you loose to shovel your own bucket of paydirt and begin your prospecting adventure


After panning your poke (approx two hours), your scenic 3 hour rafting trip through the Kenai Mountains and the Wildlife Refuge will begin.  Remember to bring your camera because you have every chance of seeing moose, bears, eagles, Dahl Sheep and mountain goats.  You will pass by the confluence of the Russian and Kenai Rivers where the world famous combat fishing for Red Salmon takes place.  The sheer beauty of this trip will leave you awestruck.


Rubber boots and wet weather gear will be provided as well as a U.S. Coast Guard approved personal floatation device. If you have your own knee high boots and wet weather gear that you are comfortable in, we encourage you to wear them.


Vans will be waiting for you at Jim's Landing to escort you back to Prospector John's


Our Pan N Float Excursion for $89 plus 3% sales tax is offered at these times: 9am, 12pm, 3:30pm


The postal motto applies to our excursions,  WE GO RAIN OR SHINE!




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