— Raft and Flightsee —
Raft Three Rivers in One Day!
This trip is great for families, as well as all travelers aged 8 years and up! If you’d like to experience the deep backcountry of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park by floating down a splashy river, this is the trip for you! It puts into the Kennicott River just a half-mile downstream from the glacier terminus, and continues through splashy Class II and III rapids, a wide glacial valley great for animal-spotting, and the impressively narrow and twisty Nizina Canyon. We use oar (not paddle) boats for this trip, so you get to hang on tight and enjoy the scenery as we go down the river!
In comparison to other river trips, the adventure is not yet over when we pull ashore and prepare to return home. Instead of getting picked up by a van, we will wait along the river bar until we hear the hum of the DeHavilland Beaver bush plane! Enjoy a spectacular flightsee back to McCarthy as you re-trace your route down the river, and then enjoy a scenic flight over the Root Glacier that you may have hiked on during a Glacier Hike with us. Upon landing back in McCarthy, you’ll have just enough time for a quick shower before dinner.
- Impressive views of the mile-high Stairway Icefall (weather permitting)
- Splashy Class III Rapids navigated by Oar Rafts
- Opportunities to view wildlife from the river
- Delicious Alaska-style picnic lunch
- Bush plane flightsee back to McCarthy
Price: $335 Adult / $285 Child (must be 8-years or older)
“A fantastic experience — wild Alaska at its best!”
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