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Copper Oar Rafting Day Trip
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Copper Oar has been offering wilderness rafting and multi-sport adventures in Alaska’s largest national park, Wrangell-St. Elias, for over 20 years. Our one-day "raft and flightsee" trip features spectacular views, fun class II-III rapids, the...more
Motherlode Powerhouse, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
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Reviewed August 18, 2014

Going to McCarthy, AK was by far the best trip I have ever gone on. I went rafting and ice climbing, spent some time hiking and flying, and explored the great area! I recommend all of those activities and more if you find yourself with...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Fantastic one day rafting journey out of McCarthy with Copper Oar after returning from the five day Glacier and Tundra backpack with St Elias Guides. Robin and Sarah were knowledgeable, affable and very skilled guides on the river as were Max and Daniel on the...More

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Reviewed August 12, 2018

Did a 7-day rafting trip on Copper River. This is the first time I have been on a multi-day rafting trip, so I did not quite know what to expect. Copper Oar did a great job helping me out with logistics before and after the...More

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Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

Rafting the Copper River with Copper Oar rafting company was a great experience. Lots of fun and challenges. Juniper Rose was my guide and did a great job rowing us down the river, preparing great meals and pointing out interesting facts I wouldn’t have even...More

Thank Wildriverrose
Reviewed July 22, 2018

I injured my knee at the airport on my way to Alaska so I was limited in my activities. My wife had booked us for a rafting trip with Copper Oar and I decided to gimp my way there. Believe me, I'm glad I did...More

Thank Bill A
Reviewed January 8, 2018

Copper Oar helped seriously subsidize our fly-in raft trip for our non-profit Brooklyn to Alaska! Not only did they work with us financially, but they went out of their way to help provide a top-notch wilderness trip for girls from the inner city that could...More

Thank Kristin G
Reviewed October 5, 2017

This was such a great trip, made extra special with the addition of a resident naturalist who came along with us on the journey. He answered thoroughly every question about each rock, tree, cliff formation, and critter that we asked him about. All the river...More

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Reviewed August 18, 2017

I took a one week rafting trip down the copper river with my wife. Copper Oar did a fantastic job and arranged everything from travel to McCarthy, Lodging before and after the trip, wonderful guides and great food. If you want to see Alaska (Glaciers,...More

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GaiaM, Owner at Copper Oar Rafting Day Trip, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2017

Thanks Christian! Great to have you guys and we look forward to your return! Gaia

Reviewed August 13, 2017

I enjoyed my River Rafting with Copper Oar, it was a good introduction to white water rafting. The guides were friendly and experienced and helped make it a fun day. The lunch provided was very tasty! After the wonderful ride down the river you get...More

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GaiaM, Owner at Copper Oar Rafting Day Trip, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2017

Hello 272kaz, Thanks do much for your great review and we're thrilled you enjoyed the day! We may be biased, but we do think it's one of the best single-day adventures in Alaska! Take care, Gaia

Reviewed August 13, 2017

Breathtaking only begins to describe the vistas. 360 degrees of awesome. Jonny and Robin provided much knowledge and skill. We took hikes and pushed ourselves, it payed off. Seeing Alaska up close is the only way. Spending time away from electronics for a week is...More

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GaiaM, Owner at Copper Oar Rafting Day Trip, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2017

Hello Collinses! Thanks so much for the great review and for joining us on the Copper! So glad you had a great time (and great weather!). Come back any time! Take care, Gaia

Reviewed August 12, 2017

We had an amazingly awesome rafting experience with Zara and Robin. They are really really well trained.

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