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Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips

100 Kennicott Avenue, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK
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Amazing Views!

I did the "grand tour" route on 6/1/18 that took us over the Bagley icefield and the Chugach... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melissa M
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Tacoma, Washington
Awesome flight

I flew with Wrangell Mountain Air from Chitina to McCarthy return and the flights were great... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jeanette M
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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 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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100 Kennicott Avenue, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did the "grand tour" route on 6/1/18 that took us over the Bagley icefield and the Chugach mountains. The weather was perfect, and the views stretched for miles. This is truly one of the best ways to see the vastness of Wrangell St. Elias...More

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RebeccaBoniek, Public Relations Manager at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I'm so glad you had a good trip, Melissa! Thanks for your kind words - I know Kevin enjoyed meeting you. Hope you can come again soon for a full flight in the Wrangells! Rebecca B

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I flew with Wrangell Mountain Air from Chitina to McCarthy return and the flights were great - pilot very professional and pointed out specific sights and flew up over the glacier which I am not sure was on his flight plan. The flights were on...More

Thank Jeanette M
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RebeccaBoniek, Public Relations Manager at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I'm so glad you had a good flight, Jeanette! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Rebecca

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful scenic flight with great pilots! I would recommend them for anyone trying to get to McCarthy or Kennicott.

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RebeccaBoniek, Public Relations Manager at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for the review! Please come again soon!

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

I will be the first to admit I'm not a pilot, though I would eventually love to get my pilot license someday. But of all of my excursions I have done in my 45+ years in Alaska, some of the flight excursions have been the...More

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RebeccaBoniek, Public Relations Manager at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Hello Angie! Thank you for this glowing review - I’m so glad you had a great trip. Please come again soon for some more adventures in our piece of heaven here. Have a wonderful day! Rebecca

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Reviewed 8 December 2017

We took this flight from Chitna to McCarthy and back. The first flight was in the afternoon and was quite bumpy but the view was amazing. Two days later we took the second flight back at 8am and it was smooth. Toby was our pilot...More

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RebeccaBoniek, Public Relations Manager at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Shelly, Thank you for your review! I’m glad you enjoyed your trip to McCarthy. Toby is certainly an exceptional pilot with great experience. I hope you’re able to come visit us again!

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Flew in and out with Wrangell Mountain Air for a 5 night hike in the backcountry. The flight was a real highlight of the trip. The pilots were friendly, professional and extremely knowledgable about the area. It was clear they knew the area like the...More

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RebeccaBoniek, Public Relations Manager at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thank you so much for your review. It's wonderful to hear you had a good trip. We do prioritize safety and we're always happy to help however we can. I hope you're able to come visit us again!

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Wrangell Mountain Air flew us in and out of Skolai Pass for a 3 night camping trip. Pilot are professional, friendly and knowledgeable. Loved flying in the DH Beaver!

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RebeccaBoniek, Public Relations Manager at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Thank you for the review! Skolai is such an incredible area. And we love our DH Beaver too! We hope you will come visit us again.

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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our day today with Wrangell Mountain Air. We arrived at the airport in Chitina and within minutes, two planes arrived to bring a total of 10 people waiting there over to McCarthy. Our flight over was very scenic despite the low clouds,...More

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RebeccaBoniek, Public Relations Manager at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Thank you for your kind review! I'm so glad you had a wonderful day. This day trip package is such a unique, special way to see McCarthy and Kennicott. I hope you are able to come visit us again! Rebecca

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

When you are trying to experience Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, which is 25% larger than Switzerland, you have to get off the surface of the earth. The park is incredible - naturally rugged and beautiful, with glaciers and ice falls and braided river beds and...More

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RebeccaBoniek, Public Relations Manager at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Hello, Thank you for such an incredible review! I'm so happy you had a wonderful trip - complete with full wildlife sittings! Matthew is an outstanding pilot with such a genuine love for this park. It's contagious! I hope you are able to come visit...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

After having our flight to McCarthy from Chitina delayed 6 hours due to weather the day before, we weren't sure if our 70 minute flight seeing trip would happen or not. It was cloudy and overcast and we did have one delay, but we did...More

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RebeccaBoniek, Public Relations Manager at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

What a great review! Thank you so much! We're so glad you were able to join us for some flights here in McCarthy. It's an incredible way to see the park. Austin's love for flying and this area is unbeatable. I'll be sure to pass...More

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sudhirkochhar
16 November 2017|
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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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