Spend 13 days exploring, adventuring and reconnecting with yourself and those on the river with you, 13 days that will be with you for the rest of your life!
- Activity Level: Adventurous beginners.
- Experience Level: No prior rafting experience is required.
- Check-in: Start and end in Whitehorse, Yukon. Rafters are responsible for arranging their own transportation to Whitehorse, YT, both before and after the trip.
- Adventure Duration: 13 days (11 days on the water)
- Requirements: Must be 14+ years of age
“If you’re looking for a unique adventure that’s rugged, but you also feel pampered and excited to see what culinary surprise is on hand each day, this is the trip for you! Thanks guys for the trip of a lifetime!” ~ MelRod1950
Prices, Dates & Times
This is one of North America’s best multi-day expedition value that will last a lifetime
- 2024 Departure Dates: June 16th (available), July 13th (available), July 26th (sold out), August 13th (sold out), & August 28th (available)
$7,495.00 USD +taxes per person
Rafters are responsible for arranging their own transportation to Whitehorse, YT, both before and after the trip.
- Instruction, training, and leadership from expert rafting guides.
- Rafting gear; Floater jacket & rubber boots
- Camping gear; tent (for 2 people), sleeping mat and sleeping bag.
- Dry bags to keep all your clothes and personal items secure and dry.
- All on river meals
- A limited selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
- Transfer from Whitehorse, Yukon, to the River and a return scenic flight from Dry Bay, Alaska, back to Whitehorse
- Hotel stay on night 1 and 12
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National Geographic’s #1 rated river rafting journey
Visit one of the most remote and pristine wilderness areas remaining in the world. Over thirteen days you will separate completely from your daily lives and focus your energy on the sights, sounds and people around you. This is a world-class rafting trip, but it is more than that; it is a journey that reconnects us with nature and adjusts our perspectives in life. What more can you ask for from a vacation?
Travelling through remote sections of Yukon, British Columbia and Alaska, you will encounter glaciers sitting on the water’s edge and calving into icebergs in front of your eyes, all worth the journey in itself. You will also view grizzlies, eagles and several other animals and birdlife as you become one with your natural surroundings on the Tatshenshini and Alsek Rivers.
The Journey is not solely focused on the time spent on the river; the shorter river days and long hours of sunlight allow for excursions from camp each afternoon before settling in for a campfire dinner under a star-filled sky. Layover days also allow those who chose to attempt more vigorous hikes to take in the surrounding tundra and glaciers.
To maximize your experience in BC’s wilderness, group sizes are limited.
“The 10-day rafting trip on the Tatshenshini/Alsek River was truly bucket list, trip of a lifetime stuff!” ~ suzette558
Today is your arrival day in Whitehorse. After checking in to your hotel, plan to meet us in at 7:00pm in the lobby for a welcome dinner and briefing. Overnight Whitehorse.
We will depart at 9:00 AM for the 2 1/2 hour drive to the put-in at Dalton Post. From Whitehorse we’ll head North on the Alaska Highway to Haines Junction and then west along the Haines Road to the Dalton Post turn off. At this old, abandoned trading post, we’ll meet the other guides, load the rafts and leave civilization behind us. This first day, we will run a number of lively Class III rapids through the gorge then emerge, a few hours later, into a wide open valley to see our first views of the mountains with their hanging glaciers. That night, we’ll set up camp at Silver Creek.
Days Three & Four
The river will slow down a little as we float through this incredible valley. Upon entering B.C., the river meanders through lush landscapes and is home to a variety of birds, moose and beaver. The mountains to the southwest will seem to get larger as we pass the river terraces, all the while keeping a watchful eye out for the elusive blue bear, grizzly, mountain goat and wolf. Various tributaries double the size of the river and every turn produces a fantastic panoramic view. We will spend two days stationed near Sediments Creek where we can hike and explore the alpine region’s most diverse ecosystem.
Days Five & Six
We’ll continue down the Tat and stop for lunch at O’Connor Creek. Every day the scenery will get more spectacular; mountains rise to 8,000 feet; glaciers hang from every mountainside. The river valley will continue to widen as we reach our camp near the confluence with the Alsek River. Here there are great hiking opportunities along the river terraces where wildflowers carpet the ground.
Days Seven & Eight
We join the mighty Alsek River flowing from the North as we travel through the braided channels. The river will seem to narrow as the mountains reach for the sky. A 360-degree look will reveal over 50 glaciers as we near our camp at Walker Glacier. We’ll marvel at the crevasses and hike onto the massive moraines. Later, around the campfire, we’ll enjoy some fine scotch with 10,000-year-old ice collected from the glacier earlier in the day.
Days Nine & Ten
Cutting through the Brabazon Range, we’ll pass the massive Novatak Glacier which is the tip of one of the largest ice fields outside of the polar regions. To the south, (at 15,300 ft), Mount Fairweather, the fourth highest mountain on the continent, will dwarf our very existence. Tonight, we’ll camp on the spit that separates the Alsek River from Alsek Lake, a five kilometer lake located at the bottom of the massive Alsek Glacier. In the afternoon, we will paddle out to the edge of the glacier and watch as giant, 100-foot pieces of the ice calve off with a thunderous roar and form icebergs in the lake. Our view from camp is one of the most spectacular anywhere on earth.
Days Eleven & Twelve
We’ll float through the icebergs in Alsek Lake as we make our way south of the Gateway Knob. Cruising in and out of the ice makes for an exhilarating morning and fantastic photographic opportunities. After breaking camp, we’ll float the last miles down to the airstrip at Dry Bay on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. Here, we’ll disembark, collapse the rafts and board the plane for the scenic flight over the mountains back to Whitehorse. Once back in civilization, it’s off to the hotel and a well deserved hot shower. Tonight, we’ll all get together for a last toast to the Tatshenshini and plan our next adventure together.
Depart for home at your leisure.
“My wife and I (70’s range) went down the tat and alsek rivers with 4 other travellers and 2 guides and it was amazing from beginning to end. The guides were excellent on the water and in the kitchen! Food was top-rate and equipment too. The trip was challenging but never strenuous and an experience never to be forgotten.” ~ allan p
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