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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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US$ 95.00*
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Kennicott Glacial Lake Stand Up Paddle Board Tour
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US$ 115.00*
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3-4 hr Kennicott Glacier Lake River Raft
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US$ 125.00*
and up
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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“dry suit” (5 reviews)
“a lot of fun” (9 reviews)
“safety boat” (4 reviews)
Kennicott Ave, Boat Barn, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
+1 907-554-1077
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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We did the half day Kennicott Glacier Lake & River Raft and it was great! We were a large group and the guys were all really nice in finding a time that suited us and in answering our (many) questions. The tour was a lot...More

Thank ElenaC
Reviewed 1 September 2016

From the very start looking at different options Nic was very helpful with any questions that I had. Finally decided on the 4 day Nizina trip as it offered everything we (my girlfriend and I) were looking for in a rafting trip. We were not...More

Thank matthewpacker
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend this if you want adventure or even if you think anything "extreme" isn't for you. Being in a dry suit is such a neat feeling in glacier water and the guides are super knowledgeable to give you the experience at your level...More

Thank Annie D
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

First of all let me just say that the boys that work here are absolutely fantastic! Diego was our guide in the raft and was really great at directing us through the river and at explaining the safety rules. Also just in general a great...More

Thank Palmgirl33
Reviewed 26 August 2016

I had a great time rafting down the Kennicott with Sam Aslin as guide, and Malcom in the safety boat. If you're lucky maybe Sam's mom will help paddle too.

Thank alexdahlen
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Had great fun on Kennicott River with super relaxed and knowledgeable guide Sam. The footage of my 'iceberg-jump' in the glacier lake is an instant hit among my Amsterdam friends !! Thanks for filming Sam ! Was happy to donate my size 15 sneakers for...More

Thank gfgeerders
Reviewed 20 August 2016

I booked the afternoon half day Kayak Tour Lake Tour. I good all necessary equipment and safety information before the trip started. We were around 3 1/2 hours on the lake and took some stops for climbing on icebergs and enjoying the view. I would...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We spent a great half-day on the Root Glacier with our guide, Kevin. We were outfitted with crampons and poles. We had a beautiful day and our glacier hike was one of our favorite days of our two week vacation in Alaska. While the majority...More

Thank Emme M
NikMerlino, Owner at McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2016

Thank you for your great review Emme! We are glad to hear that you had a great time on your Glacier Hike with us! As you point out, some folks do venture out on to the ice without a guide, but they miss out on...More

Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Malcolm and Sam Adams made our experience an amazing one. So much fun! Thank you for a great ride and tour of the glacier and river. Would definitely do it again. Great service, thank you guys 😀More

Thank Laura B
NikMerlino, Owner at McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2016

Thank you for including us in your McCarthy travels and for a great review, Laura! I think that doing both a white ice glacier hike AND a glacial river raft with us gives you a great all around experience of our beautiful valley. Thank you...More

Reviewed 2 August 2016

We loved this adventure! We saw an underground river coming up into the lake and my husband jumped off of a glacier - the highlight of his AK trip. Our guide was great - thorough about safety and very knowledgeable. The rapids were fantastic!More

Thank shellmanm
NikMerlino, Owner at McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2016

Thank you for your review, Shellmanm! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and also glad to hear what a great time you had on your Lake & River raft with us. Plunging into the icy waters of the Kennicott Glacier lake...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!