For over 25 years Earth River has pioneered rafting trips around the world, discovering classics like Patagonia's Futaleufu River. Chile rafting was in its infancy when we made the first raft descent of this remarkable natural treasure in 1991. From that time on, our specialty has been running safe, multi-camp, wilderness expeditions; a rare reprieve from an often harried daily life. In order to meet this challenge on the Futaleufu, which is too demanding for baggage boats, we purchased four remote, wilderness camps along the river which are limited to 16 guests.

Our guides are the cornerstone of Earth River. They are among the most competent and accomplished in the industry. Between first descents, exploratories and conservation awareness trips, Earth River challenges their guides more than any other outfitter. They have been hand-picked to be able to meet these challenges. They are also special people as is exemplified in the "Personal Reflections" link beneath each guide's bio.

“Eric Hertz has devoted his life and his company’s resources to saving some of the world’s last great white-water, wilderness rivers.".
"Earth River is the premier river runner in the world. Their staff includes the finest guides to be found."
“Earth River is more than a great whitewater outfitter. Their contributions have made a real difference in our efforts to preserve some of the world's most beautiful rivers in Chile and Canada."
"I want to personally thank Earth River for helping us stop the hydro-electric projects on our land preventing the destruction of one of North America's last great wildernesses.
“I’ve rafted with Eric Hertz down some tough rivers—the Futaleufu in Chile, the Colca in Peru. He's one of the best in the business—obsessed with safety."
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