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Great Rafting Near Matanuska

Our friends from Anchorage have been using Nova Alaska for years. They wanted us to do the 6 Mile... read more

Reviewed today
Elliott C
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Modiin, Israel
Excellent Glacier Tour

We visited Alaska mid-August 2017 and took a 2:30pm tour of the glacier. It was a little more... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hailly B
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Seattle, Washington
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Scenic and Whitewater river rafting trips north and south of Anchorage, Alaska and daily glacier hikes / treks and ice climbing instruction on the Matanuska Glacier. Raft trips including class I to III scenic rafting on the Matanuska River, class III and IV rafting on the Lion Head segment of the Matanuska River and Class IV and V whitewater rafting on Six Mile Creek in Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. 2 to 7 day Alaska wilderness river trips available statewide.
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  • Poor1%
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“glacier hike” (90 reviews)
“rafting trip” (35 reviews)
“ice climbing” (67 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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38100 W. Glenn Highway, Glacier View, AK 99674
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Reviewed today

Our friends from Anchorage have been using Nova Alaska for years. They wanted us to do the 6 Mile River trip, but the river float seemed more our speed although we wouldn't have minded a bit more rapids. Our guide Johnny was really great and...More

Thank Elliott C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited Alaska mid-August 2017 and took a 2:30pm tour of the glacier. It was a little more crowded than I thought it would be but it didn't hamper our experience. The guides were very informative and the glacier itself was AMAZING. Highly recommenced visiting...More

Thank Hailly B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was one of our favorite things we did on our entire Alaskan trip!! There were 4 of us on the raft, plus the guide (Jessie, who was great!!). These are some of the most challenging rapids we ever rode, and we would do it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had a wonderful time and truly enjoyed the Matanuska Glacier Hiking Tour. The guides were very professional and they answered all the questions we had. We recommend this tour for people of all ages! The scenery is just amazing... And the...More

Thank manuelazd
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Showed up to a beautiful camp on a crisp Alaskan morning, got set up with some gear, grabbed our stuff and loaded in the van. Our group was 5 people ranging in age from 20 to 80. The entire group was 10 people with 3...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have some suggestions regarding the 3.5 hour hike, based upon the experience my brother and I had today (6/13/18). First, you should better detail and break down the "hike" itinerary. We checked in at 9:30, got set up with boots, crampons and helmets, and...More

Thank Tony K
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Chuck S, General Manager at Nova Alaska Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We developed our program from almost 30 years of providing guided hikes on this glacier. We don't use and many outfits like us don't use hiking poles, ski poles or ice axes for our clients because they interfere with their attention to walk with the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

While my husband was excited to hike on a glacier, he said absolutely no way would he try it. Not only did our excellent guide, Pat, make him feel comfortable on the hike out to the glacier, he instilled the confidence and excitement my husband...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outstanding field trip many geological text book features. Guide was very good and safety was tops. Highly recommend. Jim T

Thank James T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time in Alaska. First trip to a glacier. First booking with nova. All these first were awesome. Love the first time, specially here on this wild nature. Our guide made this glacier trip unforgettable !

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When planning my Alaskan adventure, hiking/climbing a glacier was the number one “must-do” activity on my list! I am so glad we chose to take this tour on Matanuska Glacier with Nova. This tour was easy to book and all the staff we encountered were...More

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Renee C
March 9, 2017|
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Response from khue n | Reviewed this property |
If you paddle well and your group does exactly what they are told, there is a very low chance that you will be swimming in the water. Very few people fall out. The rapids are only class 3 and 4 on the lions head river. We... More
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