Alaska Rafting Trips with St. Elias Alpine Guides

Our scenic floats on the braided glacial rivers of the Wrangells allow access to otherwise unattainable views and cover more miles of backcountry terrain than any of our other trips! Each trip has unique scenery and logistics, some involving bush flight support and some ending way out on the coast. Rafting trips allow a more comfortable wilderness experience with a more casual daily schedule and more elaborate meals with fresher ingredients. Immerse yourself in the raw majesty of the Alaskan backcountry!

Recommended for

  • Adventurers looking for that quintessential Alaskan river trip
  • Anyone looking for a wilderness experience at a very comfortable pace
  • Those wanting relaxation and restoration while still seeing a lot
  • Beginner campers
  • Kids ages 8+ are welcome.

What’s Included

  • Customized trip planning
  • Orientation and a Gear Shakedown
  • Your professional guides
  • Scenic bush flights in and out of the backcountry (on trips requiring air access)
  • Delicious and plentiful meals
  • Group camp gear
  • Personal rafting equipment: PFD, splash gear, dry bags
    You’ll be responsible for your own personal camping gear and outdoor apparel, logistics surrounding the trip, and food in the front country, before and after the trip.

Adventures with Ease

We know this area can be a little tricky, logistically speaking, so we’re here to help! We can arrange transportation to and from the Wrangells, local lodging, and other local activities before and after the backcountry trip. Upgrade your backcountry adventure to a Trip Package!

Group & Private Trips

Most Rafting Trips are available a couple of times this summer in a Group format and Private Trips with custom dates are available!  CLICK HEREto schedule a call at a time that works well for you.

Trip Details


Nizina River Wild

This unique and seldom-traveled Alaska backcountry trip features bush-plane access deep into the wilderness, moderate to strenuous hiking opportunities, and rafting the glacial Nizina River from it's source to where it joins the Chitina River.

Price : $3,025

Length : Multi-Day Adventures

Difficulty : Minimal Experience Required

Travel Dates : June, July, August

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Raft and Flightsee

Raft two Alaskan rivers, get picked up by bush plane, and enjoy a flightsee on the way back. Expect incredible views and a day full of adventure!

Price : $380

Length : Single Day Adventures

Difficulty : Minimal Experience Required

Travel Dates : June, July, August, September

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Two-Day Adventure Package

Combine our Half-day Glacier Hike, Kennecott Town Tour and Raft & Flightsee Trip for 2 days of great activities at a discounted price!

Price : $490

Length : Multi-Day Adventures

Difficulty : Minimal Experience Required

Travel Dates : June, July, August, September

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Copper River

Our journey is one of the most awe-inspiring in the world, as glaciers and waterfalls spill out of the mountains all around us. We are likely to spot a wide variety of wildlife, possibly including eagles, bears, salmon, seals, otters, beavers, arctic terns and many others birds and mammals...

Price : starting at $2,650

Length : Multi-Day Adventures

Difficulty : Minimal Experience Required

Travel Dates : June, July, August

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Source to Sea

The Source to Sea Expedition is the ultimate Alaska Rafting Trip. Starting with a bush plane flight into the glacier at the headwaters of the Nizina River and ending on the delta of the mighty Copper River, this amazing journey will take you from the interior to the coast on the most amazing journey of your life.

Price : starting at $4,500

Length : Multi-Day Adventures

Difficulty : Requiring Fitness and a Sense of Adventure!

Travel Dates : June, July, August

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Chitina River Journey

Get deep into the wilderness on this short and affordable 3-4 day Alaska Rafting Trip. Moderate whitewater, sweeping views, and open riverside camps await new campers and veteran adventurers alike.

Price : starting at $1,110

Length : Multi-Day Adventures

Difficulty : Minimal Experience Required

Travel Dates : June, July, August

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WELCOME!

St. Elias Alpine Guides has been guiding rafting trips in the Wrangells for over 20 years. If you've rafted with us before, it may have been through our sister company Copper Oar Rafting. For many years, we've operated under one roof. We have since combined resources to offer all the same trips you know and love, now conveniently located in one place!