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McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters - Day Tours

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Address: Kennicott Ave, Boat Barn, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
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Offering guided day and multi-day raft trips and outfitting for private...

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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USD 95.00*
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Kennicott Glacial Lake Stand Up Paddle Board Tour
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Private Root Glacier Hike
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USD 115.00*
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3-4 hr Kennicott Glacier Lake River Raft

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You won't regret it!!!

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... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2016
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Hamburg, Germany
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Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 21 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 recommend this tour to everyone who likes kayaks and nature and is maybe brave enough... More 

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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 of hikers were without guides, we were glad to have Kevin with us. It alleviated... More 

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NikMerlino, Owner at McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters - Day Tours, responded to this review

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 the local knowledge and piece of mind knowing that there is an extra emphasis placed... More 

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Reviewed 9 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 😀

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NikMerlino, Owner at McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters - Day Tours, responded to this review

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 for mentioning our great guides and how much fun you had with them. We are... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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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!

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NikMerlino, Owner at McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters - Day Tours, responded to this review

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 while protected by a drysuit is a unique experience and often times the highlight of... More 

Fairbanks, Alaska
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

We spent six days on the Copper River, rafting from Chitina to Cordova, and had a wonderful time. We were a party of three couples, one gay and two straight. We had three rafts with three guides; Nick, Malcolm and Sam. The guides were great. Nick the owner was extremely knowledgeable about the river, appearing to row all day without... More 

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NikMerlino, Owner at McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for such a nice review Rich! Sam, Malcolm and I had a great time with all of you! The Bremner Sand Dunes were the highlight of my trip as well, like walking in Namibia and the heat was included as well! I hope you all had a safe trip back to Fairbanks and trust that you have adapted... More 

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Reviewed 18 July 2016

We found this company via the TOURSAVER coupon book - booked both the glacier trek and the Rafting 2 for our 2 days in Wrangell. We were absolutely thrilled with the level of service and quality of the tours given by McCarthy River Tours! We did the Rafting Trip the first day. Diego was our guide and he was outstanding!... More 

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NikMerlino, Owner at McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the review Opulsive! I hope they didn't say "I don't know" too many times :-)! We are proud of the knowledge that our guides possess and have taken their own personal time to learn more about the natural and human history of the area. Also glad that you enjoyed our glacier hike. We organize our hikes differently... More 

Neptune Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 16 July 2016

We spent two two days sampling the offerings of McCarthy River Tours. We would have loved to do a multi-day trip on the river with them, their guides clearly know their business, and it's a very professional business. We spent a morning hiking on the Kennecott glacier, and it was an incredible experience. The changes on the glacier just between... More 

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NikMerlino, Owner at McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review Mick! Very glad to hear you had such a great time on both our Glacier Hike and Half day raft trip, walking on the frozen ice and then floating on the melt water flowing out of the glacier gives you a great full experience of the Hydrology and... More 

Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

We hiked the Root Glacier for half a day with Kevin. The glacier itself I amazing, but having the freedom to explore the glacier was incredible. We strapped on our crampons and got to see the glacier rivers, waterfalls etc all while under the careful watch of our guide, Kevin. Awesome day learning about the glacier an surrounding mountains! Definitely... More 

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Reviewed 12 July 2016

My husband and I recently joined Diego's half-day tour of Root Glacier. Our small group of 4 first strolled through the boom town of Kennecott and listened as Diego described different buildings and history of the town. Next we hiked about 1.5 miles along a gorgeous easy trail that passed a waterfall and gorgeous views of Mt. Blackburn, two glaciers,... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

Our trip was awesome. Guides Malcom and Diego were professional, knowledgeable, friendly and kept our safety as their primary concern. Will definitely recommend this trips to friends and family.

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