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McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters - Day Tours
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Owner description: Offering guided day and multi-day raft trips and outfitting for private raft trips in McCarthy Alaska, located in Wrangell St. Elias National Park & Preserve. From 4 hour glacier lake and raft adventures, to multi day adventure raft trips, we offer the best trips in the Wrangells. Come with us and discover some of North America's best undiscovered rivers!
Reviewed August 25, 2014

Girls weekend and Nick, Jeanie and Sarah put up with us for the second year in a row! We love our annual McCarthy trip and kayaking the glacial lake with Nick on a beautiful sunny day was the highlight this year! Have a fabulous winter and see you next summer!

1  Thank Beth B
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NikMerlino, Owner at McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2014

Beth, thank you for the review! We all have such a great time with you guys. Thank you for all the great conversation and fun while out on the water. What a beautful morning it was! We are all looking foward to seeing you next summer! Have a great winter!

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Reviewed August 18, 2014

My husband and I and a friend visiting from outside just did this last weekend and we all had a fantastic time. Kyle was extremely patient, knowledgeable and fun (he's definitely going on our Christmas List!). They provided all the necessary clothing and equipment, along with tons of fun in the great outdoors! My only suggestion to anyone that hasn't done this with MRTO...don't wait...go DO IT!!

Thank Marie R
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NikMerlino, Owner at McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2014

Hi Marie, Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear you had a great time with Kyle. with over 10 years of living in McCarthy, he has some great stories to tell and local infomation for folks interested in hearing about many facets of the area. The drysuits sure make a difference in rafting these cold rivers don;t they? Thank you again for coming out with us, we appreciate your business and look forwad to seeing you in McCarthy again!

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Reviewed August 17, 2014

Super awesome views, super awesome experience rafting, all the equipment was up to speed. John was really cool and knew all his stuff, got us off some rocks we got stuck on without a hitch. Only complaint I have is the filler time meaning we got done exploring the pools in the glacier we were done and ready to go but we had to just sit and wait around for over half an hour for our follow safety guys to come meet us. Was a giant waste of our time, we wanted to go up to the mine after rafting and weren't able to so that was a little dissapointing but overall the trip was awesome and fun

Thank Kerbourchard
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NikMerlino, Owner at McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2014

Thank you for your review, we are glad you had a good time with John, always good to hear what a great job he does. We are sorry to hear you felt you waited a while for the safety boater, we did have a snafu that day because our original safety boater came down with a last minute sickness and I hussled to get out there and meet up with you. However, we did arrive back to town in our advertised 5:30ish time frame for post trip. We chatted for awhile in the shop afterwards and if I would have known that you were not going to be catching the shuttle, I would have happily brought you guys up the hill myself! Hope your trip home went well, and look forawrd to seing you in the Wrangell Mountains again!

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Reviewed August 11, 2014

On a weekend visit to McCarthy, my three boys (ages 9, 12, and 14) went on the 5-hour lake and river trip. Our guide and owner, Nick was fabulous. They outfitted us with everything we needed, just bring warm pants and socks, water, and a snack or two. My boys and I had such a great time. They swam in the lake, jumped off 12 foot icebergs into the lake, and we splashed our way down river. We would definitely do it again!

Thank Sheila M
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Reviewed August 10, 2014

We loved our river raft ride with Kyle. He was so knowledgeable, safety minded, fun and patient. We felt very confident and safe in our half day excursion with him. We even had the opportunity to hike a glacier and were delighted to discover a lake on the other side and a baby iceberg. It was a super fun and worthwhile adventure!

Thank Del L
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