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Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips
Ranked #3 of 7 things to do in McCarthy
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 15, 2013

The staff were all friendly, flexible, and fun. The pilots were awesome. We flew into the park for a 5 day backcountry trip, and Wrangell Mtn Air was the easiest part of our planning. It looks like most others at Trip Advisor had similar positive experiences. The only thing we would add is to not let marginal weather deter your flight/sight seeing. We flew in on a partly/mostly cloudy day and flew out on a blue bird day. There is too much to see, even on a cloudless day, so if they are willing to launch, then don't miss the opportunity. The flights in and out were highlights of our 5 day trip. Experience of a lifetime.

1  Thank AaronArthur
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Lucky to have a clear day so took a 70minute trip. Stunning views & an unobtrusive commentary. If you have the time & the weather is good then this is great value.

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Wrangel St. Elias is soooo big it must be seen from the air; there are no roads into it. It unlike the lower 48 parks where you drive in one end and out the other. Our pilot was great. She's been flying the route for years and knows what to point out. The views were spectacular and her commentary added to our enjoyment. Highly recommend.

Thank tomCapeCod
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

This was one of the greatest things we did on our 2 week Alaskan trip. Kelly was fantastic. Not only a great pilot but the owner who has lived in the area for over 30 years. He has an answer to every question we had about animals, geology, history, etc. I thought the park was amazing from the ground but once we got in the air it was like a whole different world. Mountain peaks, rivers and glaciers. He flew close to cliffs to check out resting sheep and pointed out bear tracks in the snow. It was money well spent and an experience I would gladly repeat.

Thank Ben W
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

So we decided to take a flight into the Wrangell St Elias wilderness area for a 4 day backpack. Wrangell Mountain Air was a great company, and our pilot was awesome! He made us feel safe and also showed us a lot of the geology around the area on our flight. They were on time for the pickup and was able to get 3 people with gear out and back in a fairly reasonable time. Highly recommended and amazing views!

Thank erichransom
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