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Nova Alaska Guides

38100 W. Glenn Highway, Glacier View, AK 99674
+1 800-746-5753
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Awesome Glacier hike

It's an awesome experience. Jacob was our guide. He is knowledgeable and experienced. He taught... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Andrew W
Rafting and glacier hiking!

We had a blast with NOVA Alaska Guides. We went on the Lionshead white water rafting trip, with... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Scenic and Whitewater river rafting trips north and south of Anchorage, Alaska. Including class I to III scenic rafting on the Matanuska River, class III and IV rafting on the Lion Head segment of the Matanuska River and Class IV and V whitewater rafting on Six Mile Creek in Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. 2 to 7 day Alaska wilderness river trips available statewide. We provide daily Glacier hikes / treks and ice climbing instruction on the Matanuska Glacier and scenic hikes in the general area around the Matanuska Glacier.
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38100 W. Glenn Highway, Glacier View, AK 99674
+1 800-746-5753
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Reviewed yesterday

It's an awesome experience. Jacob was our guide. He is knowledgeable and experienced. He taught us how to walk uphill and downhill with ice clamp on. We all had a good time.

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a blast with NOVA Alaska Guides. We went on the Lionshead white water rafting trip, with Geylan, and the glacier hike, with Jacob. Both adventures were more than we could have imagined. The guides were knowledgeable and kept us safe all while having...More

Thank fluck004
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The glacier hike absolutely made our honeymoon trip to Alaska complete. This company is very organized, well trained and experienced. Our guide, Gabby, was absolutely incredible. She was laid back and sociable while still taking her job very seriously. I felt confident and comfortable while...More

Thank Erin J
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went on the glacier trek with NOVA. It was PHENOMENAL! The ice climbing was astounding and the glacier itself was something to behold. Moreover, our guide was absolutely and definitively the best. Emily was friendly, approachable, and tailored to hike to our skill level. She...More

Thank Victoria B
Reviewed 5 days ago

We did the Matanuska Glacier Float on June 19th. The guide, Johnny, was great, very patient and helpful. He handled our 7 year old just right. The raft itself is scenic and provides just enough excitement for first timers. The hardest part is getting into...More

Thank arncas
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Alaska (1 adult with 2 boys ages 14 and 11). The glacier itself was amazing and hard to access without professional guides. Nova provided all the gear (waterproof boots which were very important and which...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Colton and Pat were great guides! Very positive and supportive. I can't say enough great things about this hike. We had 8 people in our group who aged from about 15 to 50. I was a little worried about how strenuous the hike would be,...More

Thank FitTraveler14
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a great time on the Nova glacier adventure trek. The ice climbing was fun, and we loved passing through the ice falls. Alma, Max, and Colton were awesome. Our group of 4 was paired with a couple other groups, and we wish we...More

Thank C H
Reviewed 6 days ago

The guides were really cool dudes and even though I was SUPER nervous about this at first, I knew I was in capable hands. The guide in our boat, Nick, was just a really nice guy to talk to and made sure everyone knew what...More

Thank Hannah G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the ice climbing trip and had a great time. We learned a lot about glaciers and the climbing was fun. My son is an avid rock climber, I am a beginning climber, and my husband had never climbed... yet we all found it...More

Thank Kari W
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Renee C
Our group would like to do the Matanuska whitewater trip.... We are all 55 years and up. All in good condition. I'm somewhat apprehensive. Can you tell me how at risk I am of getting to take a swim?
10 March 2017|
Response from C6073GXinfo |
It's our first-timers whitewater trip. The river is wide enough to allow the guide to customize the experience for the clients. We also have different approaches to boat control and client participation. With paddle assist... More