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Chugach Adventures

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Address: 1553 Alyeska Highway, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK 99587 (Formerly Chugach Adventures - Private Trips)
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+1 907-783-1860

Welcome to Chugach Adventures. We offer trips for all adventure levels, all...

Welcome to Chugach Adventures. We offer trips for all adventure levels, all ages & all abilities. Touch an iceberg!

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More of Alaska in a day than we imagined possible!

We enjoyed a most remarkable day out in the Chugach Mountains on a heli-hiking and rafting trip. The day began with a helicopter lift high in the mountains, then a leisurely... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Brian H

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Reviewed 19 March 2017

We enjoyed a most remarkable day out in the Chugach Mountains on a heli-hiking and rafting trip. The day began with a helicopter lift high in the mountains, then a leisurely descent to a lake in the valley far below, rafting by the Spencer Glacier and down the Placer River, and the Alaska Railroad back to civilization. Our guides were... More 

Thank Brian H
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78 reviews
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

I picked this trip, The Spencer Iceberg, Placer River Float because of the variety of activities in included. We got a short ride on the Alaska Railroad, got to see icebergs and be rowed around the lake right up next to them and then had a raft trip down the Placer River that had a few minor rapids and some... More 

1 Thank MDEliz
Girdwood, Alaska
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Professional staff with quality gear and friendly attitudes. A great way to explore this pristine glacial lake and river valley. I recommend this trip for families and friends of any skill level. It was exciting yet we always felt safe. Thanks Chugach Adventures!

1 Thank Dalia Q
Champaign, Illinois
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113 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

We booked this adventure via the Alaska Railroad. It is out of Girdwood with Chugach Adventures. Wow! - what fun!! It was a cool, cloudy day but it didn't matter. Our guide, Erin, was experienced and proficient at navigating our 6-person raft. She met us at the unmanned Girdwood train stop just before boarding for the Spencer Whistle Stop. We... More 

2 Thank Adagio_Travelers
Fort Myers, Florida
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143 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

This was offered as an add-on to the land portion of our Regent cruise. My wife was hesitant as she usually doesn't enjoy any form of rafting, but our tour guide assured her this was a peaceful float down a beautiful glacial stream. The Churgach tour operators did a great job explaining the safety requirements, and calming people who were... More 

1 Thank Charlie D
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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

The three guys who outfitted and guided were terrific. They were polite efficient friendly and knowledgeable. The food for our lunch was amazing. Salmon pasta salad tossed salad cheese bread and cheesecake. Fun time eating on the bank of the river. The raft trip was faster because there was lots of rain. So we stopped at the visitor center which... More 

2 Thank Latonk
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Was a gorgeous weather day...we lucked out! Rowing around the icebergs was cool. Would have liked to spend more time there and gone to some farther icebergs on the lake. Our guide, Emily, was very nice and fun. Although, she is not as strong a rower as the other guides, so I'm thinking that is why we didn't go to... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

We chose to add the train ride from Anchorage along Turnagain Arm to this raft trip. Fun choice and beautiful scenery on the way to Portage. After the train dropped us off, we were issued rubber boots and lunch; we boarded an old bus and were driven to the shore where we were outfitted with life vests and rain ponchos.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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71 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 July 2016

We were initially reluctant to do this due to cost, but decided to go ahead and book the tour. So glad we did! It was an awesome experience! Since we were staying in Girdwood, we drove to the Portage train station. The guides met us there and did a great job getting everyone fitted to rubber boots. Check in at... More 

3 Thank bgrk
Tallahassee, Florida
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100 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

I actually booked a two week trip around this adventure. I thought - rafting among the icebergs - how cool. Let me tell you it was the PERFECT ending to a great trip! On June 1 we flew into Vancouver, spent 3 nights, then went on a 10 day sea/land cruise with Princess Cruise line. The evening we got to... More 

2 Thank B C

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