- Rafting & Adventures
- Wrangell St. Elias NP
Step out of the ordinary and into the extraordinary on this one of a kind Alaska day trip from McCarthy River Tours. Looking for a full day adventure that takes you deep in to the heart of America’s largest National Park but still have the comfort of a hot meal and comfortable bed at the end of the day? Looking to take your Stand Up Paddle Board experiences to another level or just looking to try a new sport in a one of a kind setting? This is your trip!
Take a bush plane flight from our home base in McCarthy to the base of the Nizina Glacier and the towering white icebergs of the Nizina Glacier Lake. Get expert paddle instruction from your expert guide and paddle among the icy white leviathans! Stand Up Paddle boarding is the fastest growing water sport in Alaska and we are excited to be the first to offer this unique trip! Designed like a surf board, specially constructed to be light weight and inflatable, these crafts are the perfect way to experience the serene aquatic landscape. We offer both the opportunity to paddle on top of a Stand-Up paddle Board, or relax a little bit in an inflatable kayak, either way, this is a day trip of a lifetime.
McCarthy River Tours is proud to employ the most experienced SUP guides in McCarthy who are happy to share their knowledge and training in successfully navigating the SUP craft. On top of first class instruction, all of our guides are chock full of local knowledge, both geological and historical, that help give participants a sense of place in this vast landscape. Have a party of folks that some want to Paddle Board and others want to relax a little more? No problem, we can custom tailor your trip to feature both SUP’s and inflatable kayaks, then folks can feel free to switch off , try either craft and experience the beauty at their own pace!
On top of expert instruction, we also take your safety very seriously! Alaska is WILD, and the water is COLD. We are literally floating in a lake with icebergs, it might be hot on land, but water temperatures hover in the mid-thirty’s Fahrenheit. Without proper gear, one simple plunge into this icy water could be cause for emergency, that’s why we are proud to be the ONLY raft company in the McCarthy area that makes dry-suits a standard piece of safety equipment for all of our clients. Sized to fit a range of body types and ages and equipped with a neoprene neck gasket, they are not only top of the line designs for safety but they also provide a level of comfort not just from the water, but bugs and wind as well. You should expect your Alaska tour operators to take your safety seriously, and we are proud to be setting the standards for our industry!
$650 per person (Ages 8+)
~ Scenic Bush Plane Flights To & From Nizina Lake
~ Enjoying Alaska's Fastest Growing Adventure Sport in Unparalleled Wilderness
~ Paddle Around Towering White Icebergs
~ Expert SUP Instruction from Your Guide
~ Escape the Crowds!
~ Unbelievable 360 Degree Scenery