10 day survival float trip on the Yukon River!

Join us on an epic 10 day adventure in the remote Alaskan wilderness! You will need to get yourself to Eagle where we will pick you up at the airstrip or meet you at the retreat property if you drive in.

Day 1: Arrive in Eagle. We will pick you up and travel to the retreat where you will settle in, have an authentic Alaskan homestead meal and we will go over safety issues. We will outfit you with a life jacket and two dry bags for your clothing, survival gear and food. Weight restrictions do apply.

The following morning we will travel to the Yukon River to begin an 8 day float trip to Circle, Alaska where the hot springs await! During the trip you will learn survival skills, float the mighty Yukon in rafts and canoes, enjoy the peace and serenity found in the wilderness, stop at historic locations and learn the history along the Yukon River. It is a 160 mile float trip on class I/II river conditions. Average river speed is 5 to 8 mph. It is a strong but slow flowing silty river fed by glacial runoff.

You will be instructed in survival scenarios and skills as you travel the historic mighty Yukon River. You will be learning skills such as fire starting, water procurement, shelter building, navigation and orienteering, trap making, track identification, wild edibles, picking a campsite, recognizing and treating minor injuries in the field, securing food in bear country, etc.

Day 9: you arrive in Circle where you will camp out one final night and enjoy an Alaskan BBQ!

Day 10: The following morning after breakfast, we load the boats and gear and begin our 12 hour drive back to Eagle. You have the option to stay in Circle, ride into Fairbanks to be dropped off at a hotel or the airport, or ride back to Eagle with our company.

You will be required to be capable of paddling a boat and know how to swim. A hold harmless agreement is a mandatory requirement from each client before beginning the 10 day adventure. The area you will be traveling thru is extremely remote, no services available and once on the water, there is no going back. There are moose, wolves and bears in the National Park along with other wildlife. Be ready to be committed to 10 full days of epic adventure and breathtaking scenery!

Total cost for our 10 day wilderness float trip adventure: $2500/ per person

Flights are available from Fairbanks into Eagle Monday thru Friday on Everts Air. No flights available on weekends. You can also drive to Eagle on the Taylor Highway. It is a 9 hour drive from Fairbanks.

See below for our available dates June thru Sept!

Maximum group size: 10 students/2 instructors.
Minimum group size: 6 students/2 instructors.

Please contact us via email or landline for further information. We are happy to send out brochures if requested.

There are no cell phone services in this part of Alaska, so your cell phone won't work on this trip. Instructors will have Garmin InReach devices to contact base in Eagle or emergency services if needed.

Scheduled floats available 2020

June 5-14
June 22-July 1
July 6-15
July 21-30 Reserved seats: 

1: ALEXANDER, L 

2:ALEXANDER, L* (not secured yet)

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Aug 7-16
Aug 22-30 *weather dependent/cold weather gear will be required*

Cost per client: $2500
*Military and Law enforcement discount available upon proof of affiliation*

Full refund available if cancelled 120 days before departure
50% refund available if cancelled 91-119 days before departure
No refund available if cancelled 90 days or less before departure

Full legal disclaimer must be signed and returned before beginning this adventure

Minimum age requirement: 14 (teens age 14-17 must be accompanied and chaperoned by their parent or legal guardian during this trip)

Each individual found misusing or abusing equipment, will be responsible for replacing damaged equipment. A fully refundable security deposit of $100 will be required from each person. Your security deposit will NOT be refunded if you damage our equipment!

Clients will be responsible for bringing: 

appropriate clothing for the weather to include a warm jacket and rain gear
a hat and sunglasses
a sleeping bag rated to a minimum of 20F with a waterproof bivy cover
a complete change of clothing (in case you end up in the water)
Mosquito repellent
Toiletries
If you are more comfortable in your own life jacket, bring it!
Water shoes and gloves are highly recommended (there may be seasonal low water areas where portage may be necessary)
If you have medications you must take, you are responsible for keeping them dry and on your person at all times.
Cell phones work great for photos and video, but there is no cell service up here. You are responsible for any personal items, gear, or electronic equipment you bring. Weight and space is limited, so pack lightly.

Remember: this is a SURVIVAL ADVENTURE EXPEDITION!! Pack smartly, lightly, tightly and be prepared to be a bit uncomfortable. This is not glamping! You're going to get wet, be cold, your muscles will be sore, your body tired and maybe a bit hungry, but it's going to be an EPIC ADVENTURE!!

We provide:
+3 meals per day from Backpackers Pantry or similar pre-packaged backpacking meals, snacks on quick stops throughout the day, hot coffee, tea, hot chocolate and water. 1 spork included.
***If you have specific food allergies or restrictions, please advise us 30 days before your arrival so we can purchase appropriate meals for you. Some diets may not be able to be provided. Please inquire with special requests. Day 1 and Day 10 may have home cooking or open fire grilling available.
+Bear spray to be returned to the instructor at the end of the trip
+2 dry bags (40L each)
+basic survival gear (magnesium firestarter/reflective tarp/lifestraw/knife/paracord/compass/whistle/fishing line/fish hooks)
+1 jetboil stove and fuel to be shared between every 2 students
+1 adjustable "1 size fits most" life jacket
+1 ground pad
+1 wide mouth nalgene water container

***upon completion of your survival adventure, you have the option to take home one dry bag and the basic survival kit issued to you at the beginning of your journey***: