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McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters - Day Tours

Open today: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters was founded in 2010 in the spirit of exploring the great rivers located in Wrangell St. Elias National Park. With over 13 million acres of federally protected land, Wrangell St. Elias is the largest park in the...more
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Kennicott Ave, Boat Barn, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
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Reviewed 19 July 2018

We were older and wife was concerned that we could paddle strong enough since only 2 were scheduled. Manager brought along an extra hand and we had a great time. Great to have wet suits that kept us dry even though we hit some good...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Reviewed 19 July 2018

The rafting was absolutely fabulous, beautiful scenery and two fantastic, friendly and professional guides, Sam and Eric. The food was excellent and the camping and dry suits were very good quality. All the equipment was clean and tidy. Highly recommend the tour if you love...More

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Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Great raft trip with interesting guide and it was all run professionally. Jon, our guide, did a good job keeping people focused and informed. We all had a good time.

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Date of experience: July 2018
Thank p k
Reviewed 8 July 2018

I have never been on rafting before and this was a great experience. Sam, the guide, made it even better. I wouldn't even expect I enjoy rafting that much. Thanks a lot.

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Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Šimon K
Reviewed 8 July 2018

I had an excellent experience rafting for the first time. My guide was very knowledgeable and I completely trusted him with my life. I had an amazing time and looking forward to rafting again in the future in McCarthy.

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Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

Very beautiful ride with snow capped mountains around. The glacier water was definitely cold, as it even woke me up! All was fun!

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Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Gordon M
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

My wife and myself took the 1/2 day root glacier hike with our guide Emily. She was amazing. She was very knowledgeable about the geology, mining, glaciers and the local flora. She was always pleasant and helpful with us two old retirees.We both highly recommend...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2018

We went on a 7-day rafting trip on the Copper River with McCarthy River Tours from Chitna to Cordova. WOW!! What a great experience. Nik was great with providing lots of valuable information before we booked the trip and leading up to the trip. He...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Deb C
Reviewed 6 July 2018

We took the Root Glacier hike with Emily. She was knowledgeable and very helpful. We had a wonderful day and would highly recommend this hike.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

We just concluded a 2 week trip to Alaska and this was one of the two best highlights of our trip. Although my wife & I do a lot of hiking, we'd never hiked on a glacier before and hence decided to do a guided...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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NikMerlino, Owner at McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

I am so glad to hear you had a great time with Emily! She has put a lot of time in to expanding her knowledge of the area and it shows in her work! Also, thank you for pointing out the great information and added...More

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8 July 2017|
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Response from NikMerlino | Property representative |
We are working on the logistics of getting the CD/DVD offering off the ground, unfortunately I am not sure we will have it all worked out by the start of your trip. If you would like, please call our office at 907-554-1077... More
14 February 2015|
Response from JULIE B | Reviewed this property |
I think you have the wrong location. There is no tasting room or coffee to buy at McCarthy River Tours. And I doubt very much that they are open today!