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Address: 38100 W. Glenn Highway, Glacier View, AK 99674 (Formerly Nova River Rafting)
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+1 800-746-5753
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Scenic and Whitewater river rafting trips north and south of Anchorage,...

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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Had a Blast

Friends and I visited Alaska this past summer. At the recommendation of the staff at Sheep Mountain Lodge, we spent and afternoon on the river with Nova River Runners. The entire... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Matthew S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friends and I visited Alaska this past summer. At the recommendation of the staff at Sheep Mountain Lodge, we spent and afternoon on the river with Nova River Runners. The entire trip was a blast, with super friendly staff, good equipment, and an awesome river guide. The river run itself was a lot of fun (be ready for the cold... More 

Thank Matthew S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a blast floating down the river last summer. Highly recommend! Our guide was very experienced, let us pretty much do what we want, and even let us go swimming. I lost track of how many moose we saw - definitely more than 10.

Thank Christopher B
San Jose, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This review is long due. My wife and I purchased the ice-climbing tour in summer and woo was that fun.. This was the first time for both of us, so we were a little nervous, but it turned out to be the highlight of our Alaska trip, better than cruise in Kenai-fjords, even though we saw like 25 whales and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

There is no set itinerary on the adventure trek so the small group kind of decides what it is they want to do most. 6 hours went by really fast. I seen other large groups with other companies and it looked too touristy, so I was glad I chose this one with NOVA.We also Ice climbed Exit Glacier. I recommend... More 

Thank EricEthridge
Sunnyvale, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Walking on a Glacier is a once in a lifetime experience. Matanuska Glacier tour is one of the most important things to do in Alaska and Nova made it truly a memorable experience. No prior hiking experience needed, shoes and crampons were provided and NOVA guides were helpful during the entire tour. I would strongly suggest a guided tour if... More 

Thank rockisstone2002
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We were 2 couples visiting in the first week of September. Having never seen a Glacier before, the thought of getting there had us very excited. We planned our itinerary based on Internet research and suggestions from friends who had visited earlier. Would love to share to others can benefit and make the most out of this activity. I realised... More 

Thank Smita C
Florence, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

My daughter, her husband, my wife and I booked the rafting trip on the Matanuska River a few days before online. Because the river flow decreased, NOVA emailed us about the change and offered a discounted rate or full refund. Very considerate. We opted to go. The dry suits worked great and the adventure was just right for us. An... More 

Thank backcountry89a
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

My husband and I joined Glacier Hike tour with Nova. Walking on the ice was a wonderful and unforgettable experience. We enjoyed beautiful scenery of Matanuska Glacier as well.The guides are very professional with good knowledge and expertise. They are very helpful and make sure about safety. We definitely recommend this tour.

Thank Max2113
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We did the Matanuska glacier adventure trek and really enjoyed walking and hiking on the glacier. We loved the ice climbing experience but I wish it was more organized. we started off having 6 people in our group and later they combined and shuffled and made it a group of 8.The guides were good but didn't bother much to help... More 

Thank jonesria0
Santa Ana, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We were in Alaska for a family vacation--my wife and I (50 somethings) and our two adult children (20 somethings). We were staying in Anchorage and drove to Matanuska Glacier for an ice climbing tour. We met at the Nova HQ, where guides Mike and Robin fitted us all with waterproof boots, crampons, helmets, and harnesses, then we loaded into... More 

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