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Wrangell – Stikine River & Wilderness Glacier Lake by Jet Boat

Visit one of the last truly wild rivers in North America. The Stikine River runs directly through Alaska’s nearly one-half million-acre Stikine LeConte’ Wilderness area.

  • Experience what American naturalist, John Muir, described as “a Yosemite 100 miles” (160 km) long.
  • Discover spectacular scenery with great photo opportunities
  • View distant peaks, hear thundering waterfalls and observe spawning salmon
  • Difficulty level

    Level 3: Average physical condition.

  • Max. passengers


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  • From

    £ 214

Immerse yourself in the pristine wilderness of the world's largest temperate rainforest - home to a variety of wildlife species you may get the chance to see. Experience the excitement of an exhilarating jet-boat ride, learn a bit of the area’s gold rush history, and see world-renowned scenery. Enjoy a snack at a wilderness riverside location or on board while we float peacefully along the river, all in the company of highly experienced and energetic captains.

Traverse the ever-changing river delta, meander through side sloughs and explore the banks of the river. Seek out views of distant mountain peaks, spy on spawning salmon and listen to thundering waterfalls.  

Your journey culminates at Shakes Lake with sparkling blue, crystal-clear icebergs. If accessible, venture farther in for a view of Shakes Glacier and the ancient ice from which it was formed. Next, you can come ashore at a wilderness location along the banks of the Stikine River. A delightful snack of wine and cheese awaits you when you get back on the jet boat.  All too soon it is time to return to your ship.

Practical information:

  • Duration: 4hrs
  • Language: English
  • Included: Snack
  • Remarks/Requirements: Important Notes: The tour routing and sights offered may change due to weather, nature and water conditions. Due to the nature of boating in the Stikine River wilderness, sometimes requiring shallow water travel, you may experience quick or sudden stops, starts and turns while underway. Guests should be in good physical health with a full range of motion to get into/out of the vessel and have no motion-related ailments or any other health issues.  Facilities are basic in the wilderness and primarily consist of US Forest Service outhouses.  If there is inclement weather, or at the captain’s discretion, wine and cheese will be served on board the vessel rather than on land.  Although wildlife is seen on many outings, their cooperation cannot be guaranteed.
  • Walking information: During certain tidal conditions, the access ramp to the vessels can be very steep.
  • Minimum pax: 20