The Upper Alsek River is an incredible 12 day, 155 mile journey through the largest contiguous protected park in the world. The Alsek begins in Kluane National Park in Canada’s Yukon, winds through the Tatshenshini-Alsek Wilderness Provincial Park in British Columbia, and ends in Alaska’s renown Glacier Bay National Park. It is protected within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which encompasses all of the Parks.
Photography possibilities on the Alsek are endless. Wildlife is abundant in this protected landscape, including: bears, wolves, moose, deer, dall sheep, mountain goats, eagles and occasionally a wolverine. Wild flowers blanket the hill sides giving this massive landscape a delicate side as well. Incredible hiking is available right from the river as side trips and should not be missed. These walks give you a chance to explore clear water lakes, giant sand dunes, glaciers on foot, and glass for wildlife. More advanced hikes are available as well with full days dedicated to summiting surrounding peaks.
Love rivers, love life. Your guides average between 10 and 30 years of professional river experience and many have been guiding for their entire career. Their laid-back style will have you relaxed and stress free in no time. True professionals, their focus remains solely on safety of their clients.
Participation in every facet of the trip is encouraged and welcomed. Want to learn how to cook in a Dutch oven, row a rapid, identify birds, fly fish, or rappel a rock face? Your guides feel most people enjoy a little physical challenge and they want you to take advantage of their knowledge and years of experience. Join in the action or just sit back, relax, and enjoy yourself. It’s your choice!
Running programs with a low guest to guide ratio allows your guides to cater to a variety of interests and dedicate attention to individual desires. Collectively, their trips feel like a bunch of old friends getting together!
The Alsek River trip begins in Haines, Alaska, about 80 miles by ferry or charter flight from Juneau. Juneau has daily service from Seattle, Washington on Alaska Air or Delta during the summer months.
Expedition Broker can arrange all aspects of your travel including flights, hotels and additional travel while in Alaska at no cost to you. Feel free to use our local expertise to help you prepare for your trip!
|Location||Alsek River, Yukon, British Columbia & Alaska|
|Capacity||Maximum of 12 Guests|
|Duration||12 Day Trip|
|Craft Type||Oar Raft|
|Activities||Stunningly Picturesque Raft Float with many Class III and one class IV rapids; Photography; Wildlife viewing; Easy to Advanced Hiking.|
|Route Summary||Kluane Park, Yukon to Dry Bay, Alaska; 190 miles with an elevation drop of approximately 1800 ft.|