“Jim and Scott led our tour and they were wonderful! Our group had a little over 20 people and the jet boat still had room on board. The boat is heated, has a restroom available and has padded seats with seat belts. There are two tables that you can sit at which works out great if you decide to bring your own food. We packed our own lunch and snacks (highly recommended!) and sat at one of the tables. Water and soft drinks are available on board too. The glacier was impressive and we saw some sea lions and harbor seals during our tour. Alaska Waters is a great company and I would love to do another tour with them. Thank you for an awesome memory!”
“We’ve been in Alaska 2 1/2 months and this is just about the best tour trip we’ve taken. We’ve seen a lot of glaciers, but Le Conte was by far the best. Highly recommend Alaska Waters, very professional and friendly.”
“Fantastic tour of a beautiful glacier. The tour guides James and Glen were knowledgeable and witty. The boat was clean, warm and cozy, and had a bathroom! Would highly recommend the trip!”
Located in Southeast Alaska, our base of operations is out of the city of Wrangell, but we much prefer being out on the water. The Chutine Warrior, our main boat, has many guest accommodating features. It is also the only jet boat in Wrangell—and in our fleet—with a bathroom! Alaskan natives lead all our tours and love to impart historical knowledge during each excursion. Their extensive knowledge of the area—past and present—serves to deepen your experience. All Alaska Waters captains are first aid certified. Each and every one of our boat operators is licensed and certified by the US Coast Guard. Rest assured knowing that the LeConte glacier tour is fully insured and that your safety is of the utmost importance.
Experience LeConte Glacier Bay on a fully guided tour in one of our covered, heated jet boats equipped with an on-board restroom. LeConte Glacier resides in a 12-mile-long fjord at the head of LeConte Bay, about 20 miles Northwest of the mouth of the Stikine River. This spectacular glacier is North America’s southern-most tidewater glacier and is part of a massive glacial system that stretches 120 miles between the Stikine and Whiting rivers. Snow covered peaks rise out of the fjord to heights of 4,000+ feet towering over all that enter the bay. Enjoy traveling through the vast iceberg fields and spotting the Harbor Seals resting with pups on the ice that fills LeConte Bay. These seals take up residence in the bay to give birth to their pups and teach their young from late May to early June. During this time, there is a cycle of life frenzy with Bald Eagles preying on the newborn seal pups.
LeConte Glacier is an active, advancing glacier with frequent calving. Utilize the back deck to take advantage of incredible photo opportunities then return indoors to warm up. The tour will depart from Wrangell and then venture through Dry Straits to LeConte Bay. We spend approximately 2 ½ hours in LeConte Bay before returning to Wrangell.
Tour Time: 4 hr. (tide dependent)
Time in Fjord: 3 hours
Restroom Availability: On-board restroom