“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!”
“We pre-booked our trip for the Petersburg and Le Conte trip. We were met and greeted by Jim and our Capt for the day was James (father and son)
It was early in the season so we almost had the boat to our selves.
Jim and James obviously love where they live and sharing it with their guests for the day, they were informative, warm, and very kind.in every way.
We had a wonderful trip with many stunning sights of mountains, glaciers and icebergs.
Would love to come back and do it again sometime.”
“We went to Petersburg & the Le Conte Glacier with Jim & James, a wonderful experience. James expertly guided the jetboat through ice filled waters to get as close as we could to the calving glacier – what a thrill, we never anticipated being up close & personal with ice-bergs! Despite the very cold temperature outside, inside the boat was cosy & the on-board toilet much appreciated. Our guide’s knowledge of & enthusiasm for this beautiful area was tremendous, & we really felt as though the trip was about the guests on board, rather than a schedule.”
Alaska Waters is a locally owned Native Business in the city of Wrangell, Alaska. Our tour guides and captains are not only from the area, but are incredibly versed in its flora, fauna, and history of the region. Our marine vessel, the Chutine Warrior, is the only jet boat in Wrangell with an onboard restroom. Our captains are trained in first aid, fully licensed, up to date and compliant with United States Coast Guard regulations.
Explore the 12-mile-long Leconte Glacier fjord in one of our covered, heated boats, as your captain navigates through ice flows and massive icebergs on your way to LeConte Glacier. The indigenous Tlingit named this glacier “Thunder Glacier,” for the sound produced as this massive flow of ice moves under pressure. LeConte Glacier is North America’s southern-most tidewater glacier and is part of a massive ice field that stretches over 120 miles. LeConte Glacier is an active, advancing glacier with frequent calving. View harbor seals with pups nestled on icebergs while bald eagles circle overhead in search of prey (May and June) and snow covered peaks surround the bay at heights of 4,000+ feet, while spectacular waterfalls thunder down into the fjord below. Finish (or begin) with an exploration of Petersburg, Alaska’s “Little Norway.” The boat will stop for approximately two hours to give our guests the opportunity to grab a bite to eat, shop, and explore this Norwegian founded fishing village.
Our primary vessel, the Chutine Warrior, is the only jet boat in Wrangell with an on-board marine head (restroom). Note that we have other vessels in our fleet that do not have restrooms on-board. If you desire alcoholic beverages, please bring your own. Alaska Waters is not licensed to serve alcoholic beverages.
On Sundays, the businesses in Wrangell & Petersburg have different hours of operation and both of Wrangell’s grocery stores are closed.