“We just got back from a delightful morning at AnAn Bear viewing with Jim, James and Scott. The whole trip was perfect, we saw brownies and black bears with cubs! these guys work to make you feel safe, because you are definitely in bear country! (this was our 3rd bear trip with AK waters, we are definitely repeat customers). We also did the Petersburg/LeConte Glacier trip a few days ago and enjoyed it immensely. We got very close to the glacier, picking our way through all the floating ice chunks (2nd time for that trip). We have also done the Stikine River/Shakes glacier trip and got to see some great scenery. Can’t recommend them enough!”
Alaska Waters is a locally owned Alaska Native Business in the city of Wrangell, Alaska. It is our goal to provide our guests with the best glacier tours in Alaska; our tour guides and captains are not only from the area, but incredibly versed in its history. But it doesn’t stop there. As an extension of our efforts, we have the only jet boat in Wrangell that has a bathroom. Our captains are trained in first aid and some even possess higher certifications such as Emergency Trauma Technician medical certification.
Observe and explore the LeConte Glacier Valley on a fully guided glacier tour in Alaska. You will depart from Wrangell in one of our covered, heated jet boats and venture completely around Mitkof Island through Dry Straits and the Wrangell Narrows. Guests will view LeConte Glacier for about 3 hours and make a brief 1-2 hour stop in Petersburg. Depending on the tide, the schedule of events and departure times will vary. As part of an extensive glacial system that spans between the Stikine and Whiting Rivers, LeConte Glacier is the continent’s southern-most tidewater glacier. At approximately 20 miles northwest of Stikine River, LeConte Glacier makes it home in a 12 mile-long fjord at the top of LeConte Bay. Throughout the adventure, you’ll spot harbor seals and witness majestic waterfalls that cascade across the mountainside as they plummet into the fjord below. What makes this one of the most stunning glacier tours in Alaska is the snow laden mountain peaks that reach upwards to 4,000+ feet tall.
Finish with an exploration of Petersburg, Alaska’s “Little Norway.” Grab a bite to eat, visit the Petersburg Museum, or indulge in some souvenir shopping. This stop may be at the beginning of the tour due to tide conditions.