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Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips

100 Kennicott Avenue, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK
800-478-1160
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Ranked #5 of 7 Attractions in McCarthy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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... more » 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. « less
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Park City, UT
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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3 attraction reviews
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Bothell, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I was lucky enough to book a flightseeing tour of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve with Wrangell Mountain Air. When the two other people on my flight cancelled, they asked me if I wanted to tag along on a flight to drop off and pick up hiking parties in the interior of the park. How could I refuse??? Wrangell... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We chose to van from Chitina to McCarthy and fly out so that we could experience as much of the park as possible in a short stay with no backpacking and multiple transportation modes. We'd fly both directions next time. Wrangell Mountain Air is a model of customer service with clean planes that are serviced before your very eyes before... More

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Reno, Nevada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
14 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I did the day trip into McCarthy and Kennicott. My pilot Bill was great and very informative. He was right on time to pick me up at Chitina and on time again to leave from McCarthy.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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93 reviews 93 reviews
9 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The other one was a hiking tour of the Matansuka Glacier. We booked a day flight trip from Chitina to McCarthy which included time to walk around McCarthy (not too much to see but quaint), then a shuttle to Kennecott, lunch at the Kennecott lodge (which was quite nice) and then an extensive tour of the Kennecott Copper Mines. It... More

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Atlanta
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Our pilot on the way to McCarthy/Kennecott was excellent, pointing out and telling us about the glaciers, mountains, and other points of interest and the wildlife that had been spotted in the area. We had mostly sunny weather on the way in. He made sure everyone had the opportunity for good views; there were 4 of us in the 6-passenger... More

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Kelly B, Manager at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of our day trip to McCarthy. We are sorry you thought that the return flight wasn't as good as you thought it should be. I am pretty sure that the people you were flying with had paid, but none the less, it shouldn't matter. We try to cordial and talkative about the scenery or anything else... More

Bemidji, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We took a shuttle from McCarthy to Kennecott with Wrangell Mountain Air. It was more than just traveling from point A to B- the trip included flying over the Wrangell Mountains, and up-close views of the Root and Kennicott Glacier, the Erie Mine Buildings, and other attractions. Our pilot, Austin, seemed to enjoy his job, and went out of his... More

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