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McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters - Day Tours

Kennicott Ave, Boat Barn, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
+1 907-554-1077
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from US$ 115.00*
3-4 hr Kennicott Glacier Lake River Raft
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Private Root Glacier Hike
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Offering guided day and multi-day raft trips and outfitting for private raft trips in McCarthy Alaska, located in Wrangell St. Elias National Park & Preserve. From 4 hour glacier lake and raft adventures, to multi day adventure raft trips, we offer the best trips in the Wrangells. Come with us and discover some of North America's best undiscovered rivers!
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Kennicott Ave, Boat Barn, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
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"a lot of fun"
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

This was my favorite thing that we did in Wrangell St. Elias (and there were lots of other candidates--we had a packed four days there). Kevin was a fabulous rafting guide and made us feel at ease the entire time. Getting to paddle around the...More

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NikMerlino, Owner at McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Thanks for the great review, Jenny! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and are extra happy to hear that it was the favorite part of your McCarthy travels. As a company we strive to be able to give guests of all...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Kevin and Sam were outstanding raft guides on our trip down the Chitina river. A great mix of humor and knowledge about the Park. The route and meals were well thought out. I highly recommend using McCarthy River tours. Nick and the staff in McCarthy...More

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NikMerlino, Owner at McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a great review! The Upper Chitina is one of our most remote trips and you were the first rafters this season! The Alpenglow on Mount Logan is a truly stunning picture! I had a great...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

This tour is for people who want to get up close and personal with a glacier and icebergs. There are other rivers in Alaska to raft if you are thrill seeking. The rapids on the tour are class 2-3 but alot of fun. It's only...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

We did a six night/seven day raft trip down the Copper River and two additional days in McCarthy before the trip. If you really want to have a true Alaskan experience this trip is a must. From the first day in McCarthy to eating fish...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

What a blast! Ethan and Cassie were wonderful guides, just the right mix of wilderness knowledge, thirst for adventure and safety wisdom. Thank you for an unforgettable day, y'all!More

Thank Heather H
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NikMerlino, Owner at McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Hi Heather, Thanks for the great review! We take pride in our guides and believe they are our biggest asset! It is always rewarding to hear from our guests about the great time they had and the quality job our folks are doing. Hope to...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2017

It was just my mom and I on the hike with Ethan (our guide), and it was great! My mom was pretty nervous about hiking and going on the glacier, but Ethan was really patient and supportive. We had a lot of fun! Ethan showed...More

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NikMerlino, Owner at McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review your experience with us! We offer a wide range of start times for our glacier hikes and all of them are offered as private hikes. This allows us to specialize our trip to your ability/comfort/experience level so everyone...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2017

My son and I booked the raft trip. Ethan was our guide. He was awesome! Super fun guy, upbeat and outgoing. His southern Georgia accent in the middle of Alaska... priceless! Ethan prompted an interesting discussion on the glacier formations, gave an excellent safety briefing...More

Thank Laura G
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NikMerlino, Owner at McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Hi Laura, thanks for taking the time to review us, we appreciate your thoughts very much! We are glad that you had such a great time on the water with us. The glacier lake is a pretty amazing place, having only formed in the last...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2017

We are a couple, 58 yars old, and we had a wonderful and exciting ecperience on the McCarthy river rafring with the raft guide - Sam. The trip was well organized, and the four of us on the boat had dry suits (suits that keeps...More

Thank Menya56
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NikMerlino, Owner at McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thanks for such a great review! We really like taking our first time rafters and believe that this is a perfect trip for all skill levels! I am particularly glad to hear that you appreciated the drysuit as well. The water is truly cold here...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2017

With a lot of trepidation I signed up for a multi day rafting trip down the Upper Nizina River. I'm so so glad I didnt miss this truly life changing experience. To say it was one of the best choices I've ever made wouldn't began...More

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NikMerlino, Owner at McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Mary, thank you so much for the wonderful review! We all had such a great time meeting you and the rest of the crew for the Upper Nizina! We really aim to help people of all skill levels feel comfortable & confident on all of...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2017

In our days in McCarthy/Kennecott, we felt like got to know quite a few of the local staffs, and bar none, the McCarthy River Tours folks were outstanding. Super friendly, knowledgeable, fun, well-informed, safety-first, and just a sweet group. We rafted with Sam Cooke and...More

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NikMerlino, Owner at McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thanks for the great review! We strive hard to give each of our guests a unique experience and take pride in that! We are committed to the guest experience and along with training, experience and knowledge, Friendliness id one of our top priorities! Thanks again...More

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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
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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!
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