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Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips

100 Kennicott Avenue, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK
+1 800-478-1160
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Austin is awesome!

After having our flight to McCarthy from Chitina delayed 6 hours due to weather the day before, we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Califcruisingmama
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Riverside, California
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Wow!

Do we really want to spend that much money? What are we doing on the way to Valdez? We may as well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Janette W
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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 1 week ago 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

Thank Califcruisingmama
RebeccaBoniek, Public Relations Manager at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do we really want to spend that much money? What are we doing on the way to Valdez? We may as well fly over to McCarthy and rather than spend all that money just to visit the old towns, why not take a flight tour?...More

Thank Janette W
RebeccaBoniek, Public Relations Manager at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Janette, Thanks so much for the review! I'm glad you decided to join us for a variety of flights in McCarthy. It's truly the best way to see the park. I hope you're able to come back and visit us again! Rebecca

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everybody from the office to our pilot was amazing and concerned that we would get the best experience possible with safety foremost. The ceiling was lower than ideal the day of our flight and they fully explained what we would and probably wouldn't be able...More

Thank Don866
RebeccaBoniek, Public Relations Manager at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review! We really want all of our flights to be a great experience for all our guests. It is truly the only way to see the park! I hope you are able to come visit us again soon. Rebecca

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

booked same day. reservation staff were friendly and courteous. Views were amazing. We did flight to chitina not flight seeing. Pilot I think was John- he was great. Only negative I can think of is we didn't get the red & yellow plane- we got...More

Thank CAtravelerCA
RebeccaBoniek, Public Relations Manager at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review! I'm so glad you had a wonderful flight into McCarthy. Doing a drive/fly combination is such a fun way to experience the park. We love sharing this corner of the world with people and hope you will come visit us again!...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

First time - people friendly - pilot was excellent - got to see plenty - little pricey but worth the money if you can afford it ! Fly into McCarthy airport - was a safe flight little overcast day we did it but they say...More

Thank Bob S
RebeccaBoniek, Public Relations Manager at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip with us. The flight into McCarthy is always a stunning one - even with some clouds! I do hope you are able to come visit us again...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Austin is a great pilot. It was truly incredible to see Wrangells-St Elias from that perspective. We took Austin's advice and spent the evening exploring the glacier on foot to contrast what we had seen by air. Thank you all for a fantastic and memorable...More

Thank Heather H
RebeccaBoniek, Public Relations Manager at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Austin is an incredible pilot. He has such a love of sharing this national park. So glad you were able to join us for a flight. Come back and visit us again!

Reviewed 9 July 2017

We were staying at the Kennecott Glacier Lodge and decided the afternoon before that we should take a flight tour. We had taken a flight tour over Mt Denali and glacier landing on a very clear day two years prior and thoroughly enjoyed the adventure....More

Thank Laurie48
RebeccaBoniek, Public Relations Manager at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

I'm so glad you were able to join us for the 90 minute tour. It is such an incredible flightsee - there is so much to see! Please come visit us again!

Reviewed 3 July 2017

Very happy that I made the decision to fly from Chitina to McCarthy rather than drive the McCarthy Road. Customer service was terrific with both reserving the flight and the pilots flying me to/from McCarthy. I was very lucky to be able to sit in...More

Thank SoloRoamer
RebeccaBoniek, Public Relations Manager at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thanks so much for your review! We love sharing this park with people. Come visit us again!

Reviewed 27 June 2017

We spent two days in McCarthy and wanted to take a trip with this company. We stopped three times at there offices in McCarthy and Kennecot, asking about the flights and the weather conditions for flight seeing. The customer service people were behaving like we...More

Thank travelerscal
RebeccaBoniek, Public Relations Manager at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. I'm sorry to hear you weren't satisfied with your trip to McCarthy. We always do our best to help people experience the park. It sounds like you were here during one of our rainier...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017

My wife and I included McCarthy on a recent Alaska trip, since the McCarthy road is one of only two roads that actually lead into the park. We scheduled a late mornign flightseeing trip with Wrangell Mountain Air (known locally as WMA) before our visit...More

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

Thank you so much for your great review! I'm very happy you were able to fly with us - and on a bluebird day too. We love helping people experience the majesty of this park. Come visit us again soon! - Rebecca

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