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Copper Oar Rafting Day Trip

Motherlode Powerhouse, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
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Generous Company Gives!

Copper Oar helped seriously subsidize our fly-in raft trip for our non-profit Brooklyn to Alaska... read more

Reviewed January 8, 2018
Kristin G
One of the best experiences of my whole summer!

This was such a great trip, made extra special with the addition of a resident naturalist who came... read more

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Reviewed October 5, 2017
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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!
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Motherlode Powerhouse, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
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Reviewed January 8, 2018

Copper Oar helped seriously subsidize our fly-in raft trip for our non-profit Brooklyn to Alaska! Not only did they work with us financially, but they went out of their way to help provide a top-notch wilderness trip for girls from the inner city that could...More

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Reviewed October 5, 2017

This was such a great trip, made extra special with the addition of a resident naturalist who came along with us on the journey. He answered thoroughly every question about each rock, tree, cliff formation, and critter that we asked him about. All the river...More

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Reviewed August 18, 2017

I took a one week rafting trip down the copper river with my wife. Copper Oar did a fantastic job and arranged everything from travel to McCarthy, Lodging before and after the trip, wonderful guides and great food. If you want to see Alaska (Glaciers,...More

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GaiaM, Owner at Copper Oar Rafting Day Trip, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2017

Thanks Christian! Great to have you guys and we look forward to your return! Gaia

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Reviewed August 13, 2017

I enjoyed my River Rafting with Copper Oar, it was a good introduction to white water rafting. The guides were friendly and experienced and helped make it a fun day. The lunch provided was very tasty! After the wonderful ride down the river you get...More

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GaiaM, Owner at Copper Oar Rafting Day Trip, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2017

Hello 272kaz, Thanks do much for your great review and we're thrilled you enjoyed the day! We may be biased, but we do think it's one of the best single-day adventures in Alaska! Take care, Gaia

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Reviewed August 13, 2017

Breathtaking only begins to describe the vistas. 360 degrees of awesome. Jonny and Robin provided much knowledge and skill. We took hikes and pushed ourselves, it payed off. Seeing Alaska up close is the only way. Spending time away from electronics for a week is...More

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GaiaM, Owner at Copper Oar Rafting Day Trip, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2017

Hello Collinses! Thanks so much for the great review and for joining us on the Copper! So glad you had a great time (and great weather!). Come back any time! Take care, Gaia

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Reviewed August 12, 2017

We had an amazingly awesome rafting experience with Zara and Robin. They are really really well trained.

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Reviewed August 12, 2017

a different perspective of the glacier, really fun. Good family activity, and we would know since we had 5 kids age 2-7 with us. Guides were knowledgeable ,fun. And accommodating.Highly recommend.

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Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

As a newbie I didn't know you could have, so much control. Jerry made it look, so easy. He guided us through the river like a pro. Thanks for taking it easy on us. That's my sons reaction when mom & dad go for a...More

Thank Ray S
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Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

This was a great trip. Robin was an outstanding captain. He really made the trip fun for the whole family which included kids and grandparents. We did other rafting trips in Alaska but this was the most fun with the best rapids. Then you get...More

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Reviewed September 8, 2015

We had an absolutely extraordinary experience with Copper Oar on a five day rafting trip down the Nizina River. Everything about it was fantastic, from the mindblowing scenery of wild and untamed Wrangell-St. Elias Park to the incredible care we got and fun we had...More

Thank Simon L
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