The Copper River in Alaska - McCarthy River Tours

Nik Merlino

Nik-Merlino - McCarthy River Tours

Nik Merlino

Founder & Guide


Nik started McCarthy River Tours from a tent in his yard back in 2010. Noticing the need for high quality adventures in the Wrangell Mountains, the company was born!  He has been spending time in the Kennicott Valley since he fell in love with the area in 1990. Nik honed his rafting skills in the desert Southwest. Bringing a Grand Canyon eye towards quality and comfort, his goal is to provide the best rafting experience in the State of Alaska.