“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!”
Located in southeast Alaska, Alaska Waters is an Alaska Native Business. 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 throughout each tour. Their extensive knowledge of the area—past and present—serves to deepen your experience. All Alaskan Water captains are first aid certified, while some hold emergency trauma technician certification. 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.
LeConte Glacier resides in a 12 mile-long fjord at the head of LeConte Bay about 20 miles North West 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 the Whiting Rivers. Snow-covered peaks rise out of the fjord to heights of 4,000+ feet encompassing all that enter the bay. Various waterfalls weave through the mountainsides thundering into the fjord below. On our LeConte glacier tour, you’ll enjoy traveling through the vast iceberg fields and spotting the Harbor Seals on the icebergs that fill LeConte Bay. From late May to early June, these seals take up residence in the bay to not only give birth to their pups, but to teach their young. 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 of our boats to take advantage of incredible photo opportunities then return indoors to warm up. This is one Alaska glacier tour you won’t forget.