Stikine River Wilderness Adventure
4 hour Jet Boat Tour | May-August
Cruise by jet boat 70 miles through back sloughs and waterways on the fastest free flowing navigable river in North America for a stunning wilderness experience with snow-covered mountains all around.
About Your Alaskan Wilderness Tour
Located in the heart of Tongass National Rain Forest, the Stikine River in Alaska is an incredible wilderness area with vast amounts of wildlife. Enjoy a fully guided Alaskan wilderness adventure of the Stikine LeConte Wilderness area in one of our covered, heated jet boats. Your tour departs from Wrangell and crosses the 17-mile wide Stikine River Delta where your Captain then maneuvers the river via back-sloughs and waterways in attempt to increase wildlife viewing opportunities. Learn Tlingit legends, along with history of the area, and facts about the flora and fauna from your Alaska Waters guides.
Over the course of your Alaskan wilderness adventure, you explore approximately 70 miles of this untouched, pristine wilderness area through a spectacularly stunning mountainous region covered with the lush rain forest and large waterfalls on the way to Shakes Glacier. Note that Shakes Lake is occasionally filled with icebergs that often restrict access to the face of the glacier.
Depending on the time of year and weather conditions, wildlife is spotted, such as: Black and brown Bears, moose, Sitka black tail deer, stellar sea lions, harbor seals, and bald eagles. Many tributaries of the Stikine River are home to spawning salmon gathered in large schools (July and August). Over the course of the Alaskan wilderness adventure, you have at least one opportunity to stand on dry land and stretch your legs.