Chugach Outdoor Center Testimonials

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reviews from our happy customers.

Awesome Large Group Experience

We had an awesome day with a large group of people. It was an even better experience than I was expecting! The guides did a great job with safety and making it fun. I'd highly recommend adding whitewater rafting with Chugach Outdoor Center to your bucket list!

Review from a Facebook Traveler - July, 2019.

Memories of a Lifetime

What an amazing time we had rafting in six mile! it's memories of a lifetime! I will never forget my time doing all three canyons! Neil was a great rafting guide! and Tommy was awesome when my aunt when in!😂Thank you!

Review from a Facebook Traveler - July, 2019.

Amazing from Start to Finish

Everyone was amazing from start to finish. Our guide,popcorn, was great and made sure we had some laughs too! Highly recommend these guys 10 out of 10 would do it again!

Review from a Facebook Traveler - July, 2019.

Friendly & Professional Staff

The staff is exceptionally friendly and professional, and made all of us feel completely at ease. From the initial booking of our trip, to rafting down the river, to the complimentary hot tub afterwards, this is a first class company. The photographer took some fabulous photos and spent quality time with us helping us pick the ones we wanted to keep.

I HIGHLY recommend booking with Chugach Outdoor Center. They exceeded our expectations, and I was blown away by the experience.

Review from a Facebook Traveler - July, 2019.

Big Thanks From Texas

Great bunch of guys here very thorough in instruction and safety measures but most of all made rafting a really fun experience. Big thx from Texas!

Review from a Google Traveler - July, 2019.

These people are the professionals!

I have been on many whitewater rafting trips. These people are the professionals! Safety is paramount and the guides are incredible. This trip is not for the group who just wants to be paddled down a river. It's expert level, and you will be asked to paddle. You also have to take a "float test", which means you have to show that you can swim the river to safety. But the payoff downstream is more than worth the cold swim. Take the full float, you won't be disappointed. Archie and Gumby are excellent guides with incredible skills. Good times.

Review from a Facebook Traveler - July, 2019.

Best Rafting Trip Ever!

Best rafting ever! Guides were beyond nice super encouraging when you were done they went around and gave you high fives and made you feel like you conquered a beast! Always giving out instructions and it was easily the best use of 150 dollars I’ve spent! 100% do all 3 canyons. Popcorn was our guide and he had 17 years of experience so it’s completely safe. Would absolutely do again!

Review from a Google Traveler - July, 2019.

Highlight of a fantastic family trip to Alaska!

We are a family of 5 with 3 teens and no whitewater rafting experience. The staff of Chugach picked us up at the cruise terminal in Seward and after rafting dropped us at the airport after rafting. The Chugach staff are phenomenal! They calmly helped us all get oriented, geared up, and to the launch point. On the river the guides are calm even if the water is not. Never has getting hit with cold water been so much fun. The third canyon is a must do - even with one of us falling out it was still awesome. Bring your GoPro and a big tip. The guides earn it - Archie, Neil and Gumby were great. I would do this again in a heartbeat.

Review from a Trip Advisor Traveler - July, 2018.

Awesome whitewater trip... I'm hooked!

I can't wait to do it again! This was the best trip ever. This outfit has the most amazing, helpful, fun, safety conscious staff you will ever meet. I was very nervous when I booked this trip but all for naught. As soon as we walked on property we met and chatted with one of the staff who told us how to dress, how cold the water was that day and answered ALL our questions. They spend a lot of time prior to the swim test telling us exactly what to do in any situation that should arise. Then comes the swim test which was exhilarating and got us comfortable with being in the water rather than being afraid to be in the water. Our guide was James and he was just awesome. His directions were very clear and concise that it made the rapids almost too easy. So easy that it was SUPER FUN, even in the 3rd canyon which we decided to do on the river after the first 2 canyons. I highly recommend it. I also highly recommend Chugach Outdoor Center if you're looking for a super fun, memorable experience. This outfit is extremely safety conscious. They even have an extra 1 man boat out there for support which is very comforting. Top notch organization with super staff. 5 stars all the way!!!! Thanks COC!

Review from a Trip Advisor Traveler - August, 2018.

Best Trip Ever

I have never been white water rafting and I was very skeptical about how dangerous it would be. The guide in my group was Neil. He was amazing to hang out with and very experienced when it came to rafting. He made the trip fun and safe as we went through all three canyons and some of the most intense rapids I’ve ever seen. The scenery was magnificent and the weather was perfect. No one fell out of our raft and no one got injured. The other two rafts did have one or two people fall out during the trip but quickly got back in safe as could be. Everyone was amazing and helpful with our safety being top priority. I would come back and do it again next year. It is a must on your Alana visit.

Review from a Trip Advisor Traveler - August, 2018.

Amazing river experience!

We had totally planned for something else but the weather caused us to reevaluate. We were not disappointed! If we were going to get wet anyway then why not do it on a river. We were welcomed immediately and made to feel comfortable from the get go. Then Tommy and Popcorn took over and gave us an efficient and effective safety seminar. Equipment is top notch. Then we shot three canyons of rapids! Exhilarating and exciting. Always felt in good hands with our two guides (tip them!!!). Two adults and three young men and all of us enjoyed this experience. Riding class IV and V rapids in Alaska is a bucket list item. Don't let this get past you. Highly recommend this outfit and while the other guides are solid I'm sure, Tommy and Popcorn were the best and cool bros!

Review from a Trip Advisor Traveler - June, 2017.

Serious fun! These guys take care of business!!

Had such a blast with the Chugach Outdoor Center on Six Mile Creek. A very friendly knowledgeable staff that kept the thrills coming on the river and off. Great at pushing the envelope with safety as a number one priority. Amazing skills with the track record to back it. The owner Jay was very accommodating for our group with hot showers, hot cocoa, and even a hot tub to warm your bones after the frigid rapids. Bring your thermals and head to the C.O.C. if your in Alaska, It will be the Highlight of your Alaskan trip!!

Review from a Trip Advisor Traveler - March, 2017.

What a great way to spend an afternoon

I did the class IV-V afternoon raft trip. It was amazing. The guides were experienced and know the river very well. The trip is well organized and very professional. Safety is very important to them, If you kill your clients, you will go out of business. Pretty simple concept. So they make sure all riders are safe. The whitewater was absolutely so much fun. The scenery is beautiful. We got to see an eagle and golden eagle. If you love geology, you will not be disappointed with the shoreline. The guides are characters in their own right and thus so enjoyable. It that make the trip even more worth it.

Review from a Trip Advisor Traveler - August, 2016.

AWESOME white water rafting

AMAZING...AMAZING....AMAZING!!!! This trip topped the list of excitement and adventure in Alaska, while seeing breathtaking views. The water was exciting and the guide was awesome. PERFECT TRIP!!!!!

Review from a Trip Advisor Traveler - August, 2016.

Rock stars!

This was my first time whitewater rafting and it was a trip of a lifetime. I will be talking about it for the rest of my life. Thanks to our guide, John Brown (JB), he has a rubber duckie helmet and made our trip so memorable! He's the man. UNREAL! Thank you!!

Review from a Trip Advisor Traveler - August, 2016.

Very Fun

I did the Three Canyon trip in July of 2016. The scenery was spectacular, the guides were great, and the whitewater was stellar.

The office was super accommodating and friendly to work with and the guide staff was a really friendly group with a lot of experience. If you are in Alaska and want an adventure on the water, this is the best one day whitewater trip in the state

Review from a Trip Advisor Traveler - July, 2016.

Great Float Trip

Rain and mostly cloudy, but had a great trip with Matt! He was extremely knowledgable of the river and its Eco system. We were a three generation group with a seven year old and an 60 year old who recently had total knee replacement. We had a great time, and it was one of our trip highlights, right up there with seeing bears in Denali! Worth every penny and more!

Review from a Trip Advisor Traveler - July, 2016.

Absolute Rush.

Today was absolutely the most exhilarating experience I've had in Alaska. I will admit, I was pretty nervous for the trip, however, the company and instructors made our group feel extremely safe and comfortable. If you want an adrenaline rush like none other, sign up now. I promise you will not regret it.

Review from a Trip Advisor Traveler - July, 2014.

3rd Year in a Row!

My wife and I have done 6 Mile for three consecutive years and each time is different as the water levels change - and each time is fantastic! The adrenaline rush and skills test is something that can't be replicated elsewhere...do yourself a favor and go hang out with Mudflap and the gang and they will show you an adventure of a lifetime!

Review from a Trip Advisor Traveler - July, 2014.

Great Company!

These guys are great! From the initial booking on they are friendly, funny and make you feel comfortable. If at any point in time you don't feel comfortable they take the time work with you or will make accommodations to get picked up halfway down the trip. They clearly explain what to wear, have an in-depth safety briefing, and prove their competence on the water to you. These guys know what they are doing and you can see that they truly love it!

Review from a Trip Advisor Traveler - July, 2014.

Very Well Run Super Adrenaline Rush

This was the second time my wife and I did class 5 rapids, the first time was below the Victoria Falls. The experience here was just as exhilarating but much safer, with an extensive prep session, safety training and a fantastic guide. We used body suits that kept us dry, even through a really invigorating swimming lesson. For the most fun, and to get the most of the whitewater experience, sit in the front of the boat and paddle hard!

Review from a Trip Advisor Traveler - June, 2014.

Exhilarating River Rafting

This company does a great job from initial booking to disembarking at the end of the day. I felt very prepared by the time we started down the first canyon, due to their instruction and swim exercise, and by the time we reached the class V rapids I was confident we would make it out alive. And we did! Will definitely recommend this to anyone who is going to Alaska.

Review from a Trip Advisor Traveler - June, 2014.

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