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Prioritize your Experience: Make your Alaska Adventure Story Yours with McCarthy River Tours Embarking on an Alaskan adventure is a dream for many, and selecting the right tour company can make all the difference. McCarthy River Tours offers private guided kayak, glacier hike, and full & half day river rafting tours for exploring the wilderness of Wrangell-St Elias National Park on your terms. In this blog, we’ll delve into the advantages of opting for a private tour over a group tour

Choosing an Alaska Guide Service/Raft Outfitter The importance of picking a reputable and experienced Alaska Raft Outfitter cannot be overstated. A reputable provider will have years of experience in the field and have built up a positive reputation for providing outstanding services to its guests. Experience is important because it not only ensures that your trip will be enjoyable but also that they will follow all safety guidelines and standards of operations, reducing any potential risks associated with Alaska adventure. Experienced outfitters

Four Days of Yoga, Adventure & Rejuvenation in Alaska's Wrangell St Elias National Park Breathe in, bliss out. Raft on. What better place than on a breathtaking wilderness river in Alaska? Join us on a special 4 Day Rivers to Riches Alaska Rafting & Yoga journey!  We are collaborating with Alaska Yoga Adventures to offer this special trip for the 2021 season. Combine the beauty of 4 beautifully wild and scenic Alaska rivers with morning yoga sessions, a wholesome Ayurvedic vegetarian meal

McCarthy, Alaska is Calling You New Facilities, Private Tours, Even Smaller Groups & Expanded Vacation Options - 2021 - Pivots, optimism, and fantastic upgrades in Alaska travel adventures! We are optimistic for a strong rebound in Alaska travel.  As America's largest wilderness, Alaska is PERFECT for outstanding, socially distanced back country travel.  With the rollout of the vaccine continuing through 2021, we are hopeful that we can all more safely enjoy these special Alaska trips that fill the soul.  We have strong protocols

As whitewater boaters in Wrangell St. Elias National Park, our work is dictated by the powerful geologic forces at work. In general, geology is a slow force that shapes the earth over thousands or millions of years. But every once in a while, the earth conspires to alter a landscape in a sudden, cataclysmic event. Earthquakes, floods, and volcanoes are all examples of the abrupt, sometimes violent nature of the earth. Meet the jokulhlaup. Pronounced "yo-kull-hop", this Icelandic word literally means "glacier

Alaska's Tana River is a "Grand Canyon Style" Dream River Trip 5 Comparisons of the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon to the Tana River in Alaska. There isn't much that compares to that incredible Colorado River Grand Canyon river experience - whether you rafted, motored or kayaked past those ancient canyon walls. Most folks who have had the luck of being in the "Big Ditch" can close their eyes and remember the beaches, desert beauty, whitewater and luminous pools of calm water! 

When you think of Alaska, you think of giant glaciers, towering mountains and abundant wildlife.  Many people think about how vast the Alaskan wilderness seems, how large the distances are between small outposts of human habitation.  When considering travel options and itineraries, it is important to keep all of these considerations in your mind.  A scenic overnight rafting trip in Alaska is a great way to check off all of your nature needs  The 80-mile stretch of the Copper River from

McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters Alaska Raft Adventure Packing List Packing for an extended stay in Alaska'a back-country on an Alaska Raft Adventure can be daunting.  You need to pack for temperatures ranging anywhere from 40 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (5-25+ Celsius) and between rainy, windy, buggy and/or beautifully sunny weather.  We have assembled the following  list of suggested packing materials from our experiences travelling in the Alaska back-country.  We understand everyone has different needs for temperatures and encourage you to bring warm, comfortable clothes to