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Address: Motherlode Powerhouse, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
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Copper Oar has been offering wilderness rafting and multi-sport adventures...

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 magnificent Nizina Canyon, and a stunning bush plane flight from the river's edge back to McCarthy. We also offer multi-day wilderness adventures and multi-sport package trips. Copper Oar specializes in professional, personable guides, an in-depth knowledge of the local human and natural history, great food, and creating adventures of a lifetime!

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As a newbie I didn't know you could have, so much control. Jerry made it look, so easy. He guided us through the river like a pro. Thanks for taking it easy on us. That's my sons... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2016
Ray S
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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

As a newbie I didn't know you could have, so much control. Jerry made it look, so easy. He guided us through the river like a pro. Thanks for taking it easy on us. That's my sons reaction when mom & dad go for a dive.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

This was a great trip. Robin was an outstanding captain. He really made the trip fun for the whole family which included kids and grandparents. We did other rafting trips in Alaska but this was the most fun with the best rapids. Then you get to fly back to McCarthy with wrangle mountain air and see what you just rafted... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 8 September 2015

We had an absolutely extraordinary experience with Copper Oar on a five day rafting trip down the Nizina River. Everything about it was fantastic, from the mindblowing scenery of wild and untamed Wrangell-St. Elias Park to the incredible care we got and fun we had with our two guides (not to mention the great food they made us every day).... More 

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Thank Simon L
McCarthy, Alaska, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 October 2014

A very nice raft float trip that starts in McCarthy and terminates at a wilderness gravel bar where you are picked up by a small bush plane for transport back to McCarthy after a brief flight tour of the up river glaciers.

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Blieskastel, Deutschland
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 September 2014

My 2nd perfect trip with you guys in 2 years! You did it great twice in McCarthy. See you again! we did a glacier kajak tour on a sunny day and our guid, Chris, was a very good and interested guid. He had the whole group in his overview and we enjoied this trip so much

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Waconia, Minnesota
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Reviewed 27 August 2014

This trip starts at the base of a glacier ending two weeks later at the northern-most rainforest in the world. The scenery from start to finish is breathtaking, unbelievable and constantly changing. We had numerous bear, eagle and seal spottings along with a variety of other wildlife. The guides are extremely attentive, 'locally knowledgeable' and friendly. A guide can make... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 27 August 2014

The staff are highly trained and professional , service orientate and friendly. When traveling with children its important to feel :"your in good hands" and we felt very safe!

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portland
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

Rafting in the Wrangells allows you to experience big country that is very wild. The size of the rivers and canyons are very beautiful and still wild country. At the end of the trip, the flight back to McCarthy is an exciting way to flightsee a part of the Wrangells. Copper Oar Rafting - is top notch on service and... More 

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Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

Take the opportunity if time allows...especially great for first timers as its fairly smooth...this is not for those seeking white rapids.

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McCarthy, Alaska
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 August 2014

I embarked on a rafting trip complete with flight seeing at the end. My guides were very helpful and considerate, and this was an experience I would highly recommend.

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