Trip Reservations

Copper Oar is proud to offer the greatest variety of Alaska rafting trips in the largest national park in Alaska, suitable for everyone from first-time campers to seasoned world-class adventurers. Our extended Alaska river rafting journeys are the best way to explore significant portions of beautiful and isolated Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Alaska rafting trips through spectacular wilderness areas are a cornerstone to our outfit. For additional information on specific trips, please click on the name below. Feel free to give us a call or write with any questions you may have! For one-day river whitewater rafting trips and other Alaska day adventures, please click here.

 

OUR TRIPS


Alaska River Journey

Starting in the friendly and dramatic hamlet of McCarthy, Alaska, the Alaska River Journey is a wonderful three or four-day Alaska white water rafting trip. After an exhilarating float down the lively Kennicott River, and the class III rapids of Nizina Canyon, spend two blissfully relaxing days winding down the Chitina River marveling at the spectacular views of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.

Trip Length : Multi Day

Difficulty : All Ages and Abilities Welcome!

Travel Dates : June, July, August

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Copper River

Rafting in Alaska on the Copper River, through one of the world's most dramatic canyons, will render a lifetime of memories. Offering an abundance of wildlife, cascading waterfalls, glaciers that often calve right into the river, and mild white water, this river trip floats 100 miles towards the sea, allowing for a classic passage from the heart of Alaska's majestic mountains to the sparkling Prince William Sound.

Trip Length : Multi Day

Difficulty : Requiring Fitness and a Sense of Adventure!

Travel Dates : June, July, August, Custom dates

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Full-Day Root Glacier Hike

If you have only one day to spend in Kennecott, than this is the hike to do. Prepare to spend about 8 hours on your trip, as you explore blue pools, crevasses, waterfalls, moulins, and caves. This hike is perfect for anyone who can hike 8-10 miles in a day, and is ready to get out and explore the glacier. The best day hike in Alaska!

Trip Length : Half Day

Difficulty : Requiring Fitness and a Sense of Adventure!

Travel Dates : May, June, July, August, September

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Glacier Lake Paddle and Raft Trip

Combine a scenic paddle around the lake at the toe of the Kennicott Glacier with 5 fun miles of splashy whitewater on this half-day adventure. Paddle around the icebergs, cliffs and moraine with spectacular views of the Kennicott and Root Glaciers, the Stairway Icefall, Bonanza, Donoho and Fireweed Mountains, and the town of Kennecott.

Trip Length : Half Day

Difficulty : All Ages and Abilities Welcome!

Travel Dates : Custom dates

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Nizina Canyon Raft and Flightsee

"The Most Spectacular One-Day River Trip on Earth" is the phrase that commonly defines our popular yet isolated one-day river outing. The dramatic scenery, the fun whitewater of three different glacial rivers, the delicious riverside picnic buffet, and the return to McCarthy, AK via a bushplane flightsee with stunning views of the Kennicott Glacier and the Stairway Icefall, simply make this an unbeatable one-day rafting experience. In short, this is the highlight to any Alaska vacation.

Trip Length : Single Day

Difficulty : All Ages and Abilities Welcome!

Travel Dates : June, July, August

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Nizina Fly, Raft & Hike

A unique and remote wilderness adventure, the Nizina River Rafting & Hiking Fly-In Adventure features not one, but TWO bush plane flights, exploration of a glacial lake filled with icebergs, hiking opportunites to the base of thunderous waterfalls, hiking and wildlife viewing in the vast Chitistone Valley, and the fun class III rapids of Nizina Canyon.

Trip Length : Multi Day

Difficulty : All Ages and Abilities Welcome!

Travel Dates : June, July, August, Custom dates

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Source to the Sea

Copper Oar's Source to the Sea Expedition is the ultimate Alaska wilderness experience. Bears, eagles, salmon. Rafting, hiking, flightseeing. Waterfalls, towering peaks, glaciers. Alpine meadows, endless vistas, midnight sun. Isolation, solitude, peace and quiet. Great company, great food, hassle-free logistics. All of these and so much more are wrapped up into this unforgettable and unmatched Alaska backcountry journey.

Trip Length : Multi Day

Difficulty : Requiring Fitness and a Sense of Adventure!

Travel Dates : July, August

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Two-Day Adventure Package

Combine Copper Oar’s Half-Day Glacier Hike, Kennecott Mill Tour, and Raft & Flightsee Trip for 2 days of fun adventures at a discounted price! This package combines our most popular activities into two full days of adventure! If you sign up for a Half-Day Root Glacier Hike and Nizina Canyon Raft and Flightsee Day Trip, we’ll give you the Kennecott Mill Tour for free!

Trip Length : Multi Day

Difficulty : Requiring Fitness and a Sense of Adventure!

Travel Dates : June, July, August, September

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