Neil Eklund Yukon River Run
Neil Eklund in "Yukon River Run" - © National Geographic Channel
Neil Eklund from "Yukon River Run" stars in the National Geographic Channel reality series.

After beating cancer, Neil Eklund fell in love with the Yukon and decided not to waste a moment of his life. This original Alaska log rafter thinks this adventure is what life is all about and has been floating down the Yukon every fall for the last 19 years. He takes great pride in his gigantic rafter and even added a large sail and pirate flag just for the look.

Neil is a bit of a prankster and loves to joke around with people on the raft. He's been known to shave his bear with an ax and scare people with his bear mask. It keeps the mood light when tensions rise because of the close quarters.

Nothing is more important to Neil than spending time on the river with his son Lauro. Trying to instill all of his knowledge into this son, Lauro Eklund. Neil is very proud of how skilled Lauro has become in the bush. The love for his son is evident. Nothing is more important to him than spending time on the river with Lauro.

Who is he dating? What do you think of him?

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