Alaska Rafting Trips with St. Elias Alpine Guides

If you want to get deep into the wilderness and travel many miles through the mountains but have only few days or a couple weeks to do it, our Alaska rafting adventures are made for you. The glacially fed rivers of Wrangell St. Elias National Park carry us to many places inaccessible by foot or any other means of transport. Many of our trips start near our base in McCarthy, less than a mile below the terminus of the Kennicott Glacier. On all our trips we splash through rapids and may eat salmon fresh out of the river we travel on, but our river adventures are not based on whitewater or on fishing. Instead, they are based on exploration – exploration of glaciers, of tundra, of wooded stream courses, of routes through mountain ranges draped with ocean mist, of deep, rock walled canyons, and wide open braided glacial valleys. We enjoy fresh food, comfortable camps, and evening campfires next to crystal clear streams.

Our rafting adventures include all river gear needed and professional guides with local knowledge and experience. Guests on our river trips need to be in good physical health, but do not to need to be athletes. Rafting opens the way for participants of all ages from all walks of life. You are welcome to participate to whatever extent you prefer – from learning to row the boats and taking daily hikes to just sitting back and enjoying the scenery and good food. Learn more about Alaska whitewater rafting on our sister company’s website www.copperoar.com. If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!

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 : $2550

Length : Multi-Day Adventures

Difficulty : Minimal Experience Required

Travel Dates : July

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Raft and Flightsee

Raft three 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 : $325

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 : $415

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 : $2,450 (6 days), $2,700 (7 days), $2,950 (8 days)

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 : $5,375

Length : Multi-Day Adventures

Difficulty : Requiring Fitness and a Sense of Adventure!

Travel Dates : 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 : $1,075 (3-Day), $1,350 (4-Day)

Length : Multi-Day Adventures

Difficulty : Minimal Experience Required

Travel Dates : June, July, August

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