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About Nova Alaska Guides
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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Glacier View, AK
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

Awesome glacier hike experience! Petra was a fantastic guide, very knowledgeable and helpful and always willing to take great pictures for everyone. They provide hiking boots, which is great so you don't ruin your shoes in the muddy areas. This was a great must do...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ashley758
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

With some trepidation I signed up for the half day guided ice climb. It turned out to be one of the highlights of our 10 day Alaskan adventure. I was in a group of 4 comprising of 2 young local men, the brilliant guide Max...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rachel S
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

My mom and I did the glacier hike and it was amazing and so beautiful. It was so worth every penny to have a tour guide. Hannah was an awesome guide. She took us all over the glacier and stopped to take pics for us....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lori O
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Nova offers two types of Glacier hikes--a "regular" hike and an "adventure" hike, Our group of 10 took the adventure hike, and absolutely loved it. We were fitted with boots, crampons, helmets, and climbing harnesses, and set off with two guides. We not only had...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 7, 2018

The glacier trek was great. You can do it on your own but I would recommend going with a guide as they give you safety gear and are trained on the ever-changing terrain. Our two guides were very friendly and knowledgeable. The whitewater rafting was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Brooke I
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Our group had never been white water rafting, and the guides were very patient and did a great job explaining what to do and helping us get into our dry suits. We were amazed that they kept us completely dry. This was really fun and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

The awesomeness of this glacier is indescribable (and your experience will vary based on lighting, weather, etc, but....it'll be spectacular either way). We took a guided tour and had a fabulous hike. You CAN walk/hike it on your own (with admission to the park) but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Hollie R
Reviewed August 28, 2018

I'll save the best for last. First, we had a group of nine do the Matanuska Glacier Trek which included some ice climbing. My family said the guides were awesome in all aspects from the time we arrived, till the trip was over. They said...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Dave S
Reviewed August 28, 2018

We did a private Glacier Hike tour with Rui. Rui is an amazing tour guide. She was extremely vigilant of our safety, helped us with the gear. She cheerful and gave us lots of information about how the glaciers are formed. She was very patient...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Swathi J
Reviewed August 25, 2018

We took the half day excursion on the glacier and it was mind blowing. We had a small group of 5 and the guide spent lots of time telling us everything about glaciers (so many things we didn't know!!). We got to see different types...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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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