“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!”
Alaska Waters is an Alaska Native Business located in the City of Wrangell in Southeast Alaska. Alaska Waters primarily operates the Marine Vessel Chutine Warrior, the only jet boat in Wrangell that has a marine head (restroom). Note that we have other boats in our fleet that do not have marine heads. Alaskan locals guide all of our tours, thus they have extensive knowledge of the area and history. All captains have First Aid Training; some have Emergency Trauma Technician (or higher) medical certification. All boat operators are licensed, certified by the US Coast Guard and all of our tours are fully insured. Safety is our highest priority in all activities.
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. Enjoy traveling through the vast iceberg fields and spotting the Harbor Seals on the icy aquamarine blue, snowy white, or gravel covered icebergs that fill 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.