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Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips

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Address: 100 Kennicott Avenue, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK
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+1 800-478-1160
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Wrangell Mountain Air is based at McCarthy in the heart of Wrangell-St....

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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Backpacking in the untouched wilderness was incredible!

We took a "two hop" flight in from Chitina into the Wrangell St. Elias wilderness to start our backpacking trip. The backpacking was, of course, fantastic but arriving in style... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 7, 2016
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Millbrae, California
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Millbrae, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

We took a "two hop" flight in from Chitina into the Wrangell St. Elias wilderness to start our backpacking trip. The backpacking was, of course, fantastic but arriving in style via these little planes was definitely a highlight. It was the first time in recent memory that I've been in a plane like that and it's really quite the trip.... More 

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

Thanks for the great review. It's always good to hear that we are doing our job well. We enjoy flying people into the remote corners of the park and hearing of their experience. I hope you'll come back and try another trip. Good luck with the pilot's license! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Our experience with Wrangell Mountain Air started long before our trip into McCarthy. They provided very quick and complete answers to questions on transport into McCarthy from Chitina. Ultimately we decided to drive the infamous McCarthy road and use Wrangell for a flightseeing flight from McCarthy. The Wrangell Mountain Air people at the McCarthy office were very helpful and professional.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

We didn't take a day trip, but flew with Wrangell Mountain Air as part of a package stay with Kennicott Glacier Lodge. The 20 minute flight from Chitna to McCarthy (and back) through the Fourth of July Pass was great fun and our pilots pointed out the sights. I thought I would be nervous on a small plane (4-6 seater,... More 

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Winston Salem
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Booked the small plane with Kelly from Chitina over to McCarthy. Breathe taking view. Kelly was not only an exceptional pilot, but knew every inch of the valley and mountain ranges we were seeing out the window. Got the opportunity to fly with Natalie on the way back and learned even more by taking another route back. Saw mountain goats... More 

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

Thanks for the great review. We enjoy showing visitors around Wrangell-St. Elias N.P. And hope that you can come back and visit again! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

We took the flights Chitna to McCarthy. The planes are on time and the pilots very experienced. Great commentary during the flight. Highlight of our visit

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

Thanks! We appreciate you comment. More 

Livonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

So much better than anticipated! Lars, our pilot made me feel completely at ease. Not only is he a skilled pilot, but his sense of humor, and his knowledge of the area geography and geology made this trip fun and informative. Highly recommended! Major highlight of our trip. Jer and Jan Dunbar Livonia, Michigan

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

Thanks for you kind review. Lars is great and we are glad that you enjoyed your flight! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Caught a ride from McCarthy to Skolai for a trek down to Wolverine. Despite the weather, these guys were able to keep everyone on schedule. The take-off from Wolverine was the best.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

My sister and I took a day trip to Kennecott-McCarthy using Wrangell Mountain Air. We had decided to visit Wrangell-St. Elias National Park on short notice and Wrangell Mountain Air was able to squeeze us in for a day trip with only 24 hours notice. Our pilots were incredibly friendly and kept up an informative narration about the area during... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

We flew three times with Wrangell Mountain Air -- from Chitina to McCarthy and back with pilot Toby and during our stay in McCarthy we did a 70 minute flight seeing tour with pilot Bill. All the flights were great. Our 11 year old was a little nervous about the possibility of things being bumpy/motionsickness inducing, so on the in/out... More 

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Valdez, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

My friend and I just got back from nearly a week in the backcountry from a drop off near Ross Green Lake and the Bagley Ice Field. Our pilot was Lars and he was friendly, professional and an all around awesome person. Wrangell Mountain Air provides the finest customer service and friendly staff out there. They really work hard to... More 

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