For decades the Tatshenshini River has been held in the highest regard as the Classic Alaska/Canada Transboundary wilderness trip. Its combination of stunning scenery and incredible wildlife make it a pure fantasy right out of a Jack London novel. This International expedition begins in the Yukon Territory, flows into British Columbia and eventually into Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Alaska. Your trip will lead you through the largest and perhaps the wildest Bio Preserve in the World.
"The Tatshenshini-Alsek River System in the St. Elias Mountains of Canada and Alaska is one of the most beautiful and magnificent." -World Conservation Union (IUCN)
Moose, brown and black bear, eagles, wolves, lynx and wolverines all flourish in the pristine valley. The trip reaches its full crescendo at Alsek Lake , where the Grand Plateau and Alsek Glaciers join a face of ice nearly 8 miles wide, encircling a deep lake filled with huge icebergs. You will row out among the icebergs and across the lake to the face of the glacier where massive pieces of ice can be seen calving into the lake while Mt. Fairweather , the crown jewel of the Alaska coast, towers 15,300 ft above you.
After a "Scenic Overload", the trip still has 15 miles of river till the pullout at Dry Bay, a small collection of buildings on the coast that are the hub of a busy fishing industry. There you will board small charter planes for the flight north to the town of Yakutat where the trip will end- But the memories will live on.
9 river days, 8 camping nights, 1 hotel night
Charter flight: Dry Bay to Yakutat
1st night hotel accommodations
Transportation to the river
All river meals
Rubber boots & gloves
Travel through the largest contiguously protected ecological unit in the World
Incredible wildlife viewing in this lush temperate rain forest, possibly including: moose, wolves, wolverines, eagles, brown and black bears, salmon and mountain goats
Journey through the highest coastal mountain range in the World
Experience the Tatshenshini with the only company guiding the "Tat" that is owned and operated by Alaskans