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Copper Oar Rafting Day Trip

Motherlode Powerhouse, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
800-523-4453
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Ranked #4 of 7 attractions in McCarthy
Type: Tours
Owner description: Copper Oar has been offering wilderness rafting and multi-sport adventures in Alaska’s largest national park, Wrangell-St. Elias, for over 20 years.... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Hood River, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

My family and I were in Alaska for two weeks and this has got to be one of the funnest and most beautiful things that we did. Would do it again for sure!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

An amazing family adventure. We all enjoyed from the views, the crew, the food, the rafting and the flightsee back to McCarthy.

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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Beautiful scenery, knowledgeable guides, and wildlife sightings all combined into one amazing day of adventure! The flightsee on the way back was the perfect end to the day. The food was great, and the guides kept us riding in comfort. I was very impressed with their skill in maneuvering the rafts. I would recommend this trip to anyone who wants... More

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We had a fantastic family adventure rafting trip in 2010! Rafting, hiking, lunch on the "beach," and a return to base by plane! No way to top that! Every member of the crew was fantastic and made sure our adventure was pure fun! I would highly recommend Copper Oar Rafting to anyone looking for this kind of adventure!

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Hastings-on-Hudson, New York USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

When I feel stressed out I close my eyes and relive the serenity of our family rafting trip on the Copper River with Copper Oar Rafting. Such peaceful memories with 3 teenage boys are rare but so wonderful to hold! JFS

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Baltimore, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

In one day we truly experienced Alaskan wilderness in a way that jus doesn't happen in the lower 48. The whitewater rafting was exciting, the guides were knowledgeable, safety oriented and fun, and the scenery was spectacular. The flight back in the bush plane was the icing on the cake!

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GaiaM, Owner at Copper Oar Rafting Day Trip, responded to this review

Hello Adventure in Good Company, Thanks for the great review! It is always fun to see your groups come through each year - what a fabulous bunch of ladies. I remember that Marion and several of her gals were my first ever multi-day rafting clients way back when I was 19 or so and just figuring it all out! It... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We loved the raft trip through the beautiful canyon and then to see the plane land on a sandbar was very exciting!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

My wife and I spend our honeymoon in Alaska. One of the highlights was our rafting trip organized by Copper Oar and St Elias Alpine guides. I prepared everything from abroad (we live in the netherlands) but al was arranged perfectly. The ambiance is laid back but you always feel you are guided by professionals. I even got to peddle... More

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GaiaM, Owner at Copper Oar Rafting Day Trip, responded to this review

Hello Vanhorzen, Thanks for the great review and we're so glad you had a great time with us. We take pride in being able to coordinate great trips for anyone, anywhere in the world, so we're glad it was so easy for you. We also always let our guests try their hands at the oars (if they want to) during... More

Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Our rafting trip out of McCarthy could not have been better. Great people, great equipment, and a wonderful meal! Our guides were the best.

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