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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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So glad we did this flight seeing

We were staying at the Kennecott Glacier Lodge and decided the afternoon before that we should take... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Laurie48
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San Diego, California
Terrific flight and service, the best way to get to McCarthy!

Very happy that I made the decision to fly from Chitina to McCarthy rather than drive the McCarthy... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
SoloRoamer
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Denver, Colorado
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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 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 13 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 13 July 2017

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

Reviewed 28 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 11 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

Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Glaciers 20 miles long, flying with huge jutting peaks overhead...a bucket list experience. McCarthy is a very quaint old mining town. Just don't get stuck 100ft down a sinkhole on the glacier with a broken crampon.

Thank joe b
RebeccaBoniek, Public Relations Manager at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Thank you for your review! We love sharing Wrangell-St. Elias National Park with people, because we totally agree with you - it's a bucket list experience! We hope you come back and visit again!

Reviewed 8 October 2016

We took a "two hop" flight in from Chitina into the Wrangell St. Elias wilderness to start our backpacking trip. The backpacking was, of course, fantastic but arriving in style via these little planes was definitely a highlight. It was the first time in recent...More

Thank julianh2o
Kelly B, Owner at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2016

Thanks for the great review. It's always good to hear that we are doing our job well. We enjoy flying people into the remote corners of the park and hearing of their experience. I hope you'll come back and try another trip. Good luck with...More

Reviewed 26 September 2016

Our experience with Wrangell Mountain Air started long before our trip into McCarthy. They provided very quick and complete answers to questions on transport into McCarthy from Chitina. Ultimately we decided to drive the infamous McCarthy road and use Wrangell for a flightseeing flight from...More

1  Thank Aussieidler
RebeccaBoniek, Public Relations Manager at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Thanks for your review! Austin is an incredible pilot. His love of flying and this park shines through on every flightsee. I'm happy you had a good time. Please come back and visit us again!

Reviewed 23 September 2016

We didn't take a day trip, but flew with Wrangell Mountain Air as part of a package stay with Kennicott Glacier Lodge. The 20 minute flight from Chitna to McCarthy (and back) through the Fourth of July Pass was great fun and our pilots pointed...More

Thank Shelley J
RebeccaBoniek, Public Relations Manager at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Thanks so much for the review Shelley! I'm glad you enjoyed your trip last September. Come back and visit us again! - Rebecca

Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Booked the small plane with Kelly from Chitina over to McCarthy. Breathe taking view. Kelly was not only an exceptional pilot, but knew every inch of the valley and mountain ranges we were seeing out the window. Got the opportunity to fly with Natalie on...More

Thank MJFoor
Kelly B, Owner at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

Thanks for the great review. We enjoy showing visitors around Wrangell-St. Elias N.P. And hope that you can come back and visit again!

Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We took the flights Chitna to McCarthy. The planes are on time and the pilots very experienced. Great commentary during the flight. Highlight of our visit

Thank Madjude
Kelly B, Owner at Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2016

Thanks! We appreciate you comment.

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