River Rafting Guide Services
This page includes information regarding Alsek/Tatshenshini Guided Float Trip concession authorizations in Glacier Bay National Preserve. For a listing of all companies that provide visitor services in and around Glacier Bay see the park's Goods and Services page.
Guided raft trips are provided by U.S. companies under concession contracts and Canadian companies under Commercial Use Authorizations. Several of the U.S. Concessioners are historical operators, as defined by ANILCA section 1307, which entitles them to non-competitively renew their contracts, 36CFR, Sec. 13.305.
All commercial operators are required to abide by the requirements of Canadian government entities for portions of the trip in Canada. These include British Columbia and Yukon Territorial Governments, BC Parks, Kluane National Park and Champagne & Aishihik First Nation.
All operators are required to abide by jointly developed Environmental and Safety Standards (22KB .pdf file) for expeditions on the Tatshenshini and Alsek Rivers.
Authorized Guided River Rafting Concessioners
Canadian companies are authorized to operate in Glacier Bay under a Commercial Use Authorization (CUA). To find more information on how to apply for a CUA, please visit the NPS Anchorage Regional Office website: