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Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips

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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...more
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

Customer service is a cultural thing and our experience was outstanding, with a special factor. My sister had injured leg and unexpectedly, needed special care. Our pilot didn't miss a beat, simply accommodated and made her feel comfortable. We were all fortunate with weather cooperation...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Shannon R, Guest Relations Manager at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

We are so glad that you had a great time and that your pilot took care of your sister and his enthusiasm was contagious. Thank you for flying with us and come back again if you get the chance!

Reviewed September 18, 2018

I often describe Alaska as sensory overload and the 90 minute flightseeing tour we took brought that expression to another level. We did the Grand Tour Route 1 (described in their brochure) and with the clear day day we were blessed with, flew through the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Shannon R, Guest Relations Manager at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2018

What high praise! We are thrilled that your 90 minute was great and that Austin was able to show everyone a good time. Thank you for flying with us - we certainly hope you can come again!

Reviewed September 18, 2018

Diana in the front office was very helpful when inclement weather conditions caused us to have to change our original traverse for our backcountry trip. She maintained contact with us via satelite phone while we were out in the backcountry to assure we were safe....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Shannon R, Guest Relations Manager at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2018

We are so glad you were pleased with how we handled flights and communication in weather that was not ideal. Diana is a rockstar! I'll pass along your comment to her. We hope you do, indeed, return and fly with us someday! Thank you!

Reviewed September 16, 2018

Joined a day trip with Wrangell Mountain Air - flight from Chitina to McCarthy, followed by a transfer to Kennicott and an afternoon hiking to and on the Root Glacier. The flight tour was fantastic, the weather was great and you could see the Kennicott...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Shannon R, Guest Relations Manager at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

Thank you for the terrific review! We are so glad you had a great time with us and we hope the rest of your trip was just as nice. Come fly with us again!

Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

We booked a 35 minute flight. The weather was rainy and foggy. It was uncertain if we could fly. We were informed several times during the day but eventually the flight took place. (The longer flighs were cancelled due to weather) It was a nice...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Shannon R, Guest Relations Manager at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

Thank you for the nice review despite not-ideal weather! I'm glad you were satisfied with the office's communication throughout the day and ultimately were able to fly. We hope you visit us again and get to fly on a cloudless day!

Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our 70 minute flight seeing tour. Austin was a wealth of information, and it was interesting to see the ice stairs and ice rings—two glacier features we had not seen before. Autumn colors were in full force. Stacey (another pilot and van driver)...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Shannon R, Guest Relations Manager at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

Austin and Stacey are really super - we're glad you think so too! That 70 minute is quite breathtaking. We hope you get to come fly with us again someday!

Reviewed September 10, 2018

The pilots are top-notch! Their skill is matched by their knowledge of the area, pointing out locations and sharing local history. The scenery is not to be missed. Also a GREAT alternative to McCarthy Road!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Shannon R, Guest Relations Manager at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

Thank you for the enthusiastic review! We hope you remember your flying here forever and that you will come again.

Reviewed September 9, 2018

We did a flight-see in 1995, then in 2009 flew into Iceberg lake and Tebay lakes to camp, and again in 2018 to Bremner and Skolai. The flights were one of the highlights of these trips. You'd think the ice age never left, so many...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Shannon R, Guest Relations Manager at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

What a fun review - thank you!... May we use your review as a testimonial on our business website? We are so glad you enjoyed all of your flying experiences here over the past decades and we look forward to your next visit. Do come...More

Reviewed September 9, 2018

We recently used Wrangell Air for several trips: Anchorage to McCarthy, McCarthy to Skolai pass. The pilots and flights were all terrific. Zach, Kevin, Bill and Matt were charming, smart, serious about safety and best of all - great scenic guides. It might seem expensive,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Shannon R, Guest Relations Manager at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

We are so glad you had great flights and enjoyed the valley and backcountry. This sure is a beautiful place and we just love our pilots who navigate over it. Thank you for the kind review! Do come back and fly with us again!

Reviewed September 6, 2018

If the weather is good, take the opportunity to have a flight over this stunning landscape. Strangely Mountain Air are professional and very competent so you are in safe hands. I took the 50 minute tour which covered an impressive variety of terrain.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Shannon R, Guest Relations Manager at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

We are thrilled you had an amazing flight and felt safe with your pilot. We hope you get to come fly with us again someday!

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sudhirkochhar
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Response from RebeccaBoniek | Property representative |
Thanks for your question! Our flight-seeing tours range in length from 35-minutes to 90-minutes. If you’d like more information regarding each of these tours, please see our website. Thank you!
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