Upper Tsirku Raft or Pack Raft

This lively paddle down one of the most scenic rivers in south east alaska can range from 1-3 days and you can choose from a raft guided by an expert oarsman or paddling your own pack raft with the guidance of a veteran alaskan guide, a sourdough if you will.  The Tsirku is bordered by Glacier Bay National Park to one side and the Coast range to the other, creating hundreds of miles of un-tracked wilderness to its west, north and east.  Truly one of Alaska’s jewels the Tsirku is just a 15 minute bush plane flight from haines but once you are at its headwaters you are in unmistakable wilderness.

Every true alaskan adventure begins in a bush plane, and this trip is just that, true Alaska.  We will meet at the Haines international airport where you will be ushered onto a quintessential bush plane equipped with giant tires for landing off runway, on gravel bars, and river banks.  We will fly over coastal rain forest, along glacially fed rivers and over ice, hundreds of feet thick on the surrounding glaciers.  Finally coming in for a landing along the banks of the Tsirku River or maybe even at the base of the Leblondeau glacier if we have the time.  Depending on the length of our trip we will load our gear into our raft or pack rafts or make camp for the day, either way the expedition has begun.

This trip can be done in a day or made into an extended trip lasting up to 3 days.  Depending on our starting point we can encounter white water but no matter where we start the water is fast and cold.  For full sized raft trips, no paddling experience is necessary, but for pack rafting adventures we recommend previous paddling experience or an day trip with us before heading out on the Tsirku with us.

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