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McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters - Day Tours

Kennicott Ave, Boat Barn, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
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USD 115.00*
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3-4 hr Kennicott Glacier Lake River Raft
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USD 125.00*
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Private Root Glacier Hike
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USD 95.00*
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Kennicott Glacial Lake Stand Up Paddle Board Tour
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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)
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Kennicott Ave, Boat Barn, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Loved our guided glacier day with Ethan so much we went rafting with him the next day! The glacier was spec and we even had it all to ourselves for a while. Great to have a guide point things out. Rafting was so much fun...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

What if I told you that it was possible to have miles of glacier covered peaks, alpine forests, and large rivers all to yourself, with absolutely no signs of man in any direction? No trails, no power lines, and no homesteads. True solitude is still...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Our guide Ethan totally rocked. Made the whole rafting experience super positive and fun. We jumped off a 30ft glacier( with a dry suite...) into ridicously cold water, and it ruled. Then, when rafting, I even got to sit at the forefront of the raft,...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Cassie is our guide, and she is really sweet! Weather was so good and we can clearly see the glaciers in crystal white and blue. It was so cool to drink the glacier water with magic straw! Didn't see the bears, but their plenty of...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We were scheduled to go rafting in the afternoon after our flight from Chitina. Well it happened to be the worst weather day for flying of the season and our flight was delayed 6 hours. This meant that we wouldn't get there in time for...More

Thank Califcruisingmama
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NikMerlino, Owner at McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review! Customer Service is serious business to us even if the weather colludes to make us unable to take you out. We hope the rest of your Alaska trip went well and look forward to seeing you in the...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

What an amazing experience we had with MRTO... we did an overnight raft and fly from McCarthy and camped on a pristine site on the banks of the Nizina River... and then had a spectacular scenic flight by bush plane back to McCarthy from the...More

Thank Ann T
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NikMerlino, Owner at McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Ann, thanks so much for your review! We are so glad we were able to take you out after the highest of the Jokulhlaup waters had subsided, it is such a cool time of year to be here for that event! We love sharing the...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Our guide Ethan was great! He took us on an amazing 1/2 day hike on to Root Glacier. Very informative, friendly, and patient with the slower members of our party. This was a great trip and would highly it recommend to anyone visiting the Kennicott-McCarthy...More

Thank Sean O
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NikMerlino, Owner at McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a great review! We pride ourselves in providing our guests with unique tours, and Ethan is great at that! We are so glad to hear you had a great time and hope to see you...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2017

McCarthy is an interesting destination, logistically. You have to plan ahead to make the most of your trip. This weekend, we did not. We did not bring along bikes, but these guys had us covered! My wife and I rented some great bikes from this...More

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NikMerlino, Owner at McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thanks for stopping in and renting a bikes and taking the time to leave a great review! We're psyched to be able to offer bike rentals as part of our adventure gear. There are some great trails and roads to ride here and one of...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

My husband and I I went with Ethan (and Sam in the safety boat) on the 3-4 hour glacier lake and river raft tour in McCarthy. Enjoyed the company of fellow paddlers Luke and Amanda. Very safety conscious and had great gear - particularly the...More

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NikMerlino, Owner at McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thanks for taking the time to leave your review! Glad to hear you had such a great time and enjoyed the glacier plunge, dry-suits sure make a difference in such cold water! Thanks for pointing out that our tours are great for all ages, we...More

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

McCarthy River Tours and Outfitters exceeded expectations in every way. Upon arrival it was clear that I had booked on the wrong day. Without blinking, Nick said "no problem, I'll call one of the guys right now and they'll take you up to the glacier"....More

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NikMerlino, Owner at McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review, Julien! As a small company, one thing we pride ourselves in is being able to customize all our trips for our guests needs and it was truly our pleasure to be able to swiftly accommodate your scheduling needs!...More

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Califcruisingmama
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
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Mel1945
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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!
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