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Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips

Address: 100 Kennicott Avenue, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK
Phone Number: 800-478-1160
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Ranked #4 of 7 Attractions in McCarthy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Wrangell Mountain Air is based at McCarthy in the heart of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. We...
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Owner description: Wrangell Mountain Air is based at McCarthy in the heart of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. We offer day trips and 3 scheduled flight daily from Chitina (at the end of the paved road) to McCarthy-Kennicott, flightseeing tours in the best of Wrangell-St. Elias and fly-in backpacking, basecamping and rafting. There are a range of accomodations and activities available at McCarthy-Kennicott so plan on spending a day or two to enjoy the feel of remote Alaskan towns.
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Thank you for the greats flights from Chitina to McCarthy and back. Great views over the glaciers ! The crew was very nice !

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Helmond, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We had two flights to McCarthy from Chitina. It was beuatiful weather and we had great views. The pilot told us a lot and we could make great pictures. The plane is very secure.

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We took the Grand Tour Flightseeing Tour and it was simply outstanding - fantastic, spectacular. This was our 5th trip to Alaska and we have taken flightseeing tours all over Alaska, Hawaii, and the U.S. This stands out as one of the most spectacular ever. The pilot, a young guy, was very enthusiastic, interesting and informative. He does this every... More 

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Kfar-Saba, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We took the flight Chitina to Kennicote and back. It was a tiny plane for 6 people. The flight to the glacier was scheduled for 09:05. Few minutes beforehand, the little plane and the pilot arrived. We al got it and flew. The pilot was nice and experienced, he went the extra middle to show us nice sceneries on the... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Let me get out my thesauraus. I do not have enough superlative words in my vocabulary to describe the flight from Chitina to McCarthy. The pilot... a young man whose name we can't recall... seemed as enthusiastic to be showing us the sights as we were to be seeing them. He was knowledgeable and informative, and took us on a... More 

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Belgium
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16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We wanted to go for several days to Wrangell St Elias NP. There are 2 ways to get there: or you take the McCarthy Road (unmaintained, gravel, not authorized by rental company) or you fly in. We chose to fly in (and out) from Chitina. You can park your car at the airstrip. Plane was scheduled to depart at 9.05.... More 

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Park City, UT
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9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We flew first with Wrangell Mountain Air to get from Chitina to McCarthy. It was a 30 minute flight and our pilot, Bill, gave us a grand tour. We enjoyed it so much that two days later we booked a 90-minute flightseeing trip and what a wonderful decision that turned out to be! This was absolutely phenomenal! Incredible views of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We flew from Chitina to McCarthy, then back a few days later. Both flights were excellent, with amazing views. The pilots were friendly and informative.

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Hudson, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had an amazing trip into the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park with the Wrangell Mountain Air group. Our pilot was very enjoyable and made us feel at ease throughout the flight into the park. When we landed in McCarthy, we walked around the little town, then were taken (via a shuttle bus) to the town of Kennicott where we went... More 

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los angeles
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We flew from Chitina to Wrangell St Elias park and back on their small planes. Both Bill (our pilot going out) and Austin (coming back) went out of their way to make us comfortable and safe, and to point out the scenery and wildlife along the way. In case you're worried about motion sickness, both my friend and I are... More 

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