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Nova Alaska Guides

38100 W. Glenn Highway, Glacier View, AK 99674
+1 800-746-5753
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Adventure trek

Must do in Matanuska valley. We did 4.5 hr long adventure trek. The difference between normal trek... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ahmedabad, India
Amazing Day out on the Glacier

My husband and I have been out on Matanuska Glacier several times and are repeat customers of Nova... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Holyoke, Massachusetts
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Scenic and Whitewater river rafting trips north and south of Anchorage, Alaska. Including class I to III scenic rafting on the Matanuska River, class III and IV rafting on the Lion Head segment of the Matanuska River and Class IV and V whitewater rafting on Six Mile Creek in Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. 2 to 7 day Alaska wilderness river trips available statewide. We provide daily Glacier hikes / treks and ice climbing instruction on the Matanuska Glacier and scenic hikes in the general area around the Matanuska Glacier.
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38100 W. Glenn Highway, Glacier View, AK 99674
+1 800-746-5753
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Reviewed yesterday

Must do in Matanuska valley. We did 4.5 hr long adventure trek. The difference between normal trek and adventure trek is the Ice climbing. If you haven't done it before ...don't miss it. Guides were thoroughly professional. You will be given Alpine mountaineering shoes of...More

Thank samarth_maradia
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I have been out on Matanuska Glacier several times and are repeat customers of Nova. We have gone on the Glacier Hike, Glacier Trek, and Ice Climbing, and could not be happier with our experiences. We had three family members visiting from...More

Thank HappilyHitched
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was an awesome experience. Jacob and Max were our guides and customized our tour to meet our entire groups level of comfort. NOVA provided helmets, clamp ons, and boots for the trip. Sunglasses are mandatory too. These really took care of our safety and...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a private glacier tour. It was excellent. Jacob was an outstanding guide. He was very knowledgeable, fun and ready to customize the tour to your liking. The glacier has such amazing natural beauty and this was a great way to experience it.

Thank jdjones1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I would not do this again but one time wonderful. The company , Nova. gives you boots, clamp ons a helmet and a guide. Our guide was Julie. She held my hand almost the whole way because I am almost 70 with really bad balance....More

Thank aynniedeuskar
Reviewed 4 days ago

I'm so glad we found Nova! My husband's must-do list for Alaska included walking on a glacier, and Nova's glacier trek did not disappoint. Our guide, Petra was terrific from start to finish. She got us set up with boots, crampons and helmets, and walked...More

Thank AZVacationer
Reviewed 5 days ago

We did the advanced glacier hike. Our guide was great. The overall experience is fantastic. I'd only like the hike to be a bit longer .... the 5 hour version is really about 3 hours if you count all preparations, etc.

Thank Janusz W
Reviewed 6 days ago

I did the glacier hike/ice climbing with Emily at Nova and it was AMAZING!!! Emily is so knowledgeable about the glacier, so fun and adventurous and a stellar guide! She made us feel safe and confident on our first time ice climbing. It was such...More

Thank nursebecca21
Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and i booked a Glacier hike but as one of the others in the group said "they should have called this a Glacier Stand Still" We didnt even actually hiked on the Glacier, apparently that wasnt safe at the moment but they should...More

Thank petravv
Chuck S, Owner at Nova Alaska Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

After reviewing this trip, we found a number of issues with this party. The father complained about having to sign the mandatory assumption of risk waiver that is standard with every guiding company in the world. He questioned every aspect of the trip and its'...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This company is the very best for safety, instructions, equipment, and fun! I was scared to death because I never did a whitewater rafting trip before but I had a blast! The employees are the best and so nice and helpful. It was one of...More

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Renee C
10 March 2017|
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Response from khue n | Reviewed this property |
If you paddle well and your group does exactly what they are told, there is a very low chance that you will be swimming in the water. Very few people fall out. The rapids are only class 3 and 4 on the lions head river. We... More