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McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters was founded in 2010 in the spirit of exploring the great rivers located in Wrangell St. Elias National Park. With over 13 million acres of federally protected land, Wrangell St. Elias is the largest park in the...more
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Kennicott Ave, Boat Barn, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If I remember correctly they were moderate rapids --- Class 2 and 3. Nothing too dangerous. I mean you're always taking a risk when you go whitewater rafting, but we paddled around on the lake with the instructor enough to be well prepared for the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Dennis E
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Rafted on the last day of the season with guides who were still enthusiastic. We were in the boat with Sam who had a lot of knowledge about the area and made sure we had a great time. The tour was organized and the equipment...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Hank J
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

So we are no sporty people and with parents in their 50s. The guide takes good care of us. It’s awesome to get close to the glacier lake which is calm and picture perfect. You can choose to jump off a small lackey iceberg or...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LesleyYang
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Emily was fantastic. Very knowledgeable,caring, and social skills 2nd to none. Thanks Emily and good luck with your future endeavors.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jim E
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

My wife and I embarked on the 3 night / 4 Day Rivers to Ridges Trip from McCarthy to Chitina in August. Our guides Eric and John did a great job making sure we were safe and had an excellent wilderness experience. Although the weather...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ubaier
Reviewed 14 August 2018

This was an incredible experience. My husband and I are avid but novice hikers and backpackers, but the experience that Sam and Eric brought to our trip made us seem like total professionals. We essentially enjoyed a personalized one-on-one trip where we saw no other...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alicia A
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Wow! Awesome day hiking with Sam from McCarthy River Tours and Outfitters. Sam was a fantastic Guide. Absolutely knowledgeable of the surroundings, McCarthy, Kennicott Mine, the Glacier and how they form/move. My son and I got to do something most people only see on TV....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 August 2018

Much of the time spent in Kennicott/McCarthy is walking around old buildings and looking at the incredible views of the Wrangell-St.Elias. If you are traveling with kids, the raft trip will surely be the highlight of your trip! You get to enjoy all the same...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Geoffrey E
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

My wife and I took the 4 hr. river/lake rafting trip and had one of the best fun times of our lives. Safety is a priority with the guides and being neither of us has ever rafted the guides were extremely helpful. We can't wait...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Don866
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Everything from the booking to the actual day of hike was very smooth with McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters. A big shout-out to our guide for the day, Emily, who made our experience even more memorable. She was very well versed with the history of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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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
13 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!