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Copper Oar Rafting Day Trip

Motherlode Powerhouse, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
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Great One Day Raft Trip

A very nice raft float trip that starts in McCarthy and terminates at a wilderness gravel bar where... read more

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Reviewed 2 October 2014
Eric Y
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McCarthy, Alaska, United States
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My 2nd perfect trip with you guys in 2 years! You did it great twice in McCarthy. See you... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2014
lunacypea
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Blieskastel, Deutschland
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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 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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Motherlode Powerhouse, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
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Reviewed October 2, 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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Reviewed September 14, 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...More

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Reviewed August 27, 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...More

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Reviewed August 27, 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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Thank Tal H
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Reviewed August 26, 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...More

Thank mark s
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Reviewed August 24, 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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Reviewed August 19, 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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Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had a wonderful time with Ed, rafting down the river. We have rafted in many places before, but this was our first Alaskan trip. The braided river provides such a different experience. The river was low, so the trip was mellow and dry. It...More

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Thank Monica M
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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 July 6, 2014

You can't ask for much more: three rivers in one trip, amazing scenery, great guides and getting picked up by a plane! So much fun. I highly recommend this trip. It's a great way to spend the day!

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