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MICA Guides

31090 West Glenn Highway, Glacier View, AK 99674
(907) 351-7587
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Owner description: Alaska glacier tours and ice climbing since 1999. Join us for a unique adventure just two hours from Anchorage. Discover glacier trekking or ice... more » Owner description: Alaska glacier tours and ice climbing since 1999. Join us for a unique adventure just two hours from Anchorage. Discover glacier trekking or ice climbing on the blue ice of the Matanuska Glacier. Adventures for most ages and abilities.Get off the boat or out of the bus and actually walk on a glacier with our professional guides. Over 17,000 guests have enjoyed our glacier trekking and ice climbing. « less
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California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My family had the pleasure of visiting Matanuska Glacier and booked our activities with MICA. Everyone was very friendly and knowledgeable. I did the 3 hour trek and my husband and son did the all day ice climbing, followed by the zip line. My trek was with Ben who was a great guide. Although not originally from AK, he was... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We did the Trek/Climb combo. The first afternoon we went out with Alex. I had considered saving some money and going out on our own, but no amount of internet reading could have replaced Alex's enthusiastic and friendly explanations, and especially when he stopped me from stepping in a seemingly harmless puddle which turned out to be bottomless. The next... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

My family, 2 parents and 2 pre-teens, did the longer glacier trek. It was amazing to be on the glacier and see the different ice formations. There was black ice, small water falls and a lake all on the glacier you don't see from just looking at it from afar. The guide was great...very friendly and informative. This was an... More

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Chicago, IL
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My family has hiked the Matanuska a couple of times prior without a guide or crampons, and we have hiked the Root Glacier (in Wrangell-St. Elias) with a guide and crampons. We really enjoyed our trip on the Root, and hiking on ice without crampons is sketchy, so we signed up with MICA to take us to places we had... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Had a chance to visit Alaska and was hoping to get up-close an personal with a glacier. Did some research, came across MICA guides. Did some comparisons and chose MICA. Very glad we did. We did the three-hour glacier trek, which gets you onto the glacier and up close to many of the best photo opportunities. Alex, our guide, was... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My daughter and I went on the glacier walk and then did the ice-climbing the following day. The walk was led by Alex who is a very knowledgeable guide and gave us plenty of time to see the glacier & ask questions. For me though, it was a little too slow. That's not meant as a criticism of Mica, just... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

First off let me start by saying this is the most amazing experience I have done so far. The 6 hour ice climb and trek on the Matanuska Glacier was beyond anything my family could have imagined. Joe, our MICA guide, was very enthusiastic, fun, and very informative. We felt like we had known him forever. He explained what we... More

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We went on the three hour ice fall trek. While the trek was somewhat expensive, we thought that it was money well spent. The glacier was amazing and our guide, Alex, was fantastic. He was very enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and interesting. We enjoyed seeing the moulins and hearing the glacier move. We just wish that we had had more time to... More

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surrey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We had a great afternoon on the glacier with Alexis, who was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and informative. It was fascinating to learn about all the different features of the glacier - we would have missed so much if we had gone without a guide. Alexis asked us during the trek what the coolest thing was that we had done while in... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

It was an amazing experience, from start to finish ! We called a couple of days before and made the arrangements over the phone. They provided over the ankle hiking boots (ours were below the ankle), helmets and crampons, and that was it ! Alex was our guide, very funny and knowledgeable - he even let us fill our water... More

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