Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect on a day trip?
Our day trips are guided rafting excursions through stunning alpine scenery and class III-IV whitewater rapids. The morning starts with a brief orientation on land before we hop into rafts and head onto the river. Each boat is operated by a raft guide who steers and gives paddling directions. We take a midday break to serve lunch onshore, then continue down the river until the late afternoon. At the end of the trip, we provide a bus shuttle back to Tat Camp.
Do I need paddling experience to come on a day trip?
Nope! Our day trips are enjoyable for people with all levels of paddling experience. Our guides will go over basic paddling strokes before heading onto the river. Once you are on the river, your guide will provide clear paddling directions for the entirety of the trip.
How many people go in each raft?
There can be anywhere between 2 to 8 guests in a raft depending on several factors. Our guides make the seating arrangements on the morning of each day trip. If you have any special seating requests, our guests will be happy to discuss them with you when you arrive for your day trip.
What do you provide on day trips?
We provide paddles, wetsuits, booties, helmets, lifejackets, lunch and a bus shuttle at the end of the trip back to our put-in at Tat Camp.
What should I bring with me?
All you need to bring is warm clothing to wear under your wetsuit and a change of clothing to wear after the trip. We recommend wearing fleece, wool or polypropylene under your wetsuit – do not wear cotton, as it is highly absorbent, which makes you colder on the river. Yukon rivers are very cold, so warm, non-absorbent base layers are essential.
What if there is bad weather?
Our day trips run rain or shine, and we provide wetsuits that do a good job of keeping you warm in case of cool or windy weather.
How far in advance should I book a day trip?
We recommend booking a day trip at least 1 week in advance to maximize your chances of getting your preferred date. We will do our best to accommodate your requests with less notice, but spots could be limited.
How often/ on what days of the week do you run day trips?
We can run a day trip on almost any date between May and early September as long as we have at least 6 guests registered. If your party has less than 6 people, we will register you on a date that has existing bookings. To find out which dates are available, fill out our booking form, send us an email or give us a call.
Do you offer transportation to and from Whitehorse?
We do not offer a transportation service between Whitehorse and Tat Camp. It is up to you to drive yourself out to our camp; it is a beautiful drive with camping or accommodation options along the way.
What is “Tat Camp”?
“Tat Camp” is our permanent base of operations for our day trips and courses on the Tatshenshini River. It is located on the Blanchard River Rd., about one hour south of Haines Junction.
Can I bring my dog to Tat Camp?
Your dog is welcome to hang out at Tat Camp while you are on the river. There are plenty of shaded areas and there are often a few other dogs around. Dogs must be on leash or in vehicles while you are on the river.
Where is your office/where do I pick up rentals?
Our office/rental base is on 18 Boulder Rd. in McCrae, about 15 minutes south of Whitehorse.