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Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips

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Address: 100 Kennicott Avenue, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK
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+1 800-478-1160

Wrangell Mountain Air is based at McCarthy in the heart of Wrangell-St....

Wrangell Mountain Air is based at McCarthy in the heart of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. We offer day trips and 3 scheduled flight daily from Chitina (at the end of the paved road) to McCarthy-Kennicott, flightseeing tours in the best of Wrangell-St. Elias and fly-in backpacking, basecamping and rafting. There are a range of accomodations and activities available at McCarthy-Kennicott so plan on spending a day or two to enjoy the feel of remote Alaskan towns.

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Awesome pilot and company!!

My friend and I just got back from nearly a week in the backcountry from a drop off near Ross Green Lake and the Bagley Ice Field. Our pilot was Lars and he was friendly... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2016
Valdez, Alaska
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Valdez, Alaska
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113 reviews
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

My friend and I just got back from nearly a week in the backcountry from a drop off near Ross Green Lake and the Bagley Ice Field. Our pilot was Lars and he was friendly, professional and an all around awesome person. Wrangell Mountain Air provides the finest customer service and friendly staff out there. They really work hard to... More 

Thank jmccoy2008
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Natalie (owner) called me the day before my flight to say they may not be able to fly the next day (to McCarthy) so she arranged for me to fly with another company (mail service) so I could get to Kennicott and be able to keep my very busy 3 week schedule on track. I don't know a lot of... More 

Thank Diana K
Houston, Texas
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305 reviews
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

We took a van shuttle from Chitina to McCarthy and returned to Chitina via Wrangell Mountain Air. We left our cars at the Chitina airport (basically a gravel lot with a dirt runway). We were very pleased with this arrangement since it allowed us to see the park from the road and the air. The price differential for flying versus... More 

Thank Pam T
Neptune Beach, Florida
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Our first excursion in Alaska was a mere 35 minute flight. But what a flight! The Wrangell St. Elias National Park is immense, and our short flight only flew over a very small piece of the entire park, but that piece was beautiful, awe inspiring, and educational. We always hear how glaciers move, but the pilot did an excellent job... More 

Thank neptune-mick
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We are very spoiled travellers and we have already seen and done so many wonderful things. But our flights with Wrangell Mountain Air, well... too impressive to be true. We had the flights chitina-mccarthy included in our hotel package - once we arrived in McCarthy we said right away we wanted to do it again. The weather was not even... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

I booked the $360 roundtrip flight from Chitina with the "Guided Glacier Adventure Day Hike". It would do it again without hesitation. I was a bit worried when I arrived at the Chitina airport. The "airport" is little more than a landing strip alongside a deserted parking lot. There's a small sign that says "Wrangell Mountain Air", so I figured... More 

Thank Ann F
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I booked a last minute flight-seeing trip with Wrangell Mtn Air and it was the best trip ever over Bagley Ice Field! Our pilot Austin was friendly, professional and very informative. The office team was very friendly and helpful. This flight was better than the one we experienced in Denali.

Thank Cabin14
Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We had a good flightseeing trip. Our pilot was obviously skilled at flying, but he could have been more informative about the park, the route, mountains and other landmarks. I was expecting some spiel about the park, its mountains, rivers and geography, probably some history behind it too, but didn't get any. It was just pointing to this and that.... More 

Thank JSJAK907
Pasadena, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 July 2016

After a couple overcast days the skies cleared while my fiance and I were out on Root Glacier. Perfect time for a flight we thought. We called the office and booked two spots on a 70 minute flight at 6:30 PM. Spent a couple more beautiful hours on the glacier and then hurried back to town to catch our shuttle... More 

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Kelly B, Owner at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this review

Once again I apologize about the confusion at the airport. Actually I did talk to you at the airport and did apologize for separating you. I felt bad about doing it but I did try to get someone in the other group to separate when I learned that you and you fiancé were together, but as you saw they wouldn't... More 

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Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

We had an exceptional experience from booking through the end of the flight! Gorgeous views, amazing staff and pilots, and very well organized! They made the experience so easy and took out all of the hassle planning...we just had to show up for the experience of a lifetime! Highly recommend these folks! Thanks, Austin, for the referral!

Thank toothwacker

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