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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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Backcountry drop off was the trip of a lifetime

Flew in and out with Wrangell Mountain Air for a 5 night hike in the backcountry. The flight was a... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
Ali Benjamin A
Fly-in wild camping.

Wrangell Mountain Air flew us in and out of Skolai Pass for a 3 night camping trip. Pilot are... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
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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 18 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

Thank Ali Benjamin A
RebeccaBoniek, Public Relations Manager at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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!

Reviewed 9 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.

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

Thank ParksRCalling
RebeccaBoniek, Public Relations Manager at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 31 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

Reviewed 27 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

Thank Malise2017
RebeccaBoniek, Public Relations Manager at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 31 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

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 16 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

Reviewed 11 August 2017 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 12 August 2017

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 7 August 2017

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

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RebeccaBoniek, Public Relations Manager at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

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 25 July 2017

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

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RebeccaBoniek, Public Relations Manager at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

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

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RebeccaBoniek, Public Relations Manager at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 13 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 13 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!

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