|Chitina to McCarthy Daily Service Rates|
|(Approx. May 20 - Sept. 15 )|
(Children under 2 free on adults lap)
|McCarthy||8:30 am||Chitina||8:55 am|
|Chitina||9:05 am||McCarthy||9:35 am|
|McCarthy||2:00 pm||Chitina||2:25 pm|
|Chitina||2:45 pm||McCarthy||3:15 pm|
|McCarthy||5:00 pm||Chitina||5:30 pm|
|Chitina||5:45 pm||McCarthy||6:20 pm|
Highlights of our Glacier Tour flightseeing trip included with flight from Chitina to McCarthy.
Baggage allowance is 30lb per passenger on all flights. (Please, soft luggage only) Rates subject to change without notice
Drive and Fly
Flying from Chitina is the best way to get to McCarthy-Kennicott and it is a great value. On the flight to McCarthy we fly along the flanks of 16,000’ Mt. Blackburn and over the Kennicott and Root Glaciers, past the Erie Mine and view the awe inspiring Stairway Icefall. A flyby of Kennicott and McCarthy before we land will orient you to the area you are about to explore. Along the way your pilot will describe landforms, point out wildlife and fill you in on a bit of the human history of the area. Flying has the added benefit of saving 4-5 hour of driving on the single lane, gravel surfaced McCarthy road. Be sure to check with your rental car company about their policy regarding unpaved roads in Alaska.
For those who don't have the time or don't want to do any driving, charter flights are available to the Wrangell-St. Elias from any arrival point. We commonly pick passengers up at Glennallen, Valdez, Anchorage, Denali National Park and Fairbanks. If somewhere else would be more convenient, give us a call and we'll be happy to make you a quote.
When you charter an aircraft, you are hiring the airplane and pilot to fly to a destination of your choice. It’s like having you own car and driver only you’re flying over one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. Mountains, glaciers and vast road less forests and tundra are in view out every window. Flying across Alaska in a bush plane is one experience you won't soon to forget.
Our largest airplane, a DeHavilland Beaver can accommodate up to seven passengers and 30 pounds of baggage each. Wrangell Mountain Air provides aircraft charter service to or from points in Alaska. Flying across Alaska is an experience that is awe inspiring.
|Charter Rates to McCarthy & Kennicot|
|Trip||3 People (Cessna 172)||5 People (Cessna 206)|
|Denali National Park||$1650||$2150|
*For air service from other locations, and for large groups, please call for a quote.
Round trip rate is double the one way rate. *Baggage allowance is 30lb per passenger on all flights. (Please, soft luggage only)
Rates are subject to change without notice
Most of the major car rental companies are available in Anchorage if you plan to drive. Be sure to check for restrictions regarding gravel roads.
|Approximate Mileage and Driving Times|
|Anchorage to McCarthy||314||8 hours|
|Anchorage to Glennallen||189||4 hours|
|Glennallen to Chitina||65||1.5 hours|
|Valdez to Chitina||100||2.5 hours|
|Fairbanks to McCarthy||374||9.5 hours|
|Denali Ntl. Park to McCarthy (Denali Highway)||359||11 hours|
|Chitina to McCarthy||60||2.5 hours|
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