Just wanted to say thanks for the great two days boating and birding in the Stikine area, we had a wonderful time and you made us feel so welcome.
Incredible Birding Opportunities
Capture The Journey Of Alaska’s Most Beautiful Birds
Are you interested in Alaska’s coastal birds? If so, book a birding tour with us to the Stikine River Delta where you can observe an incredible diversity of avian life from migrating waterfowl and shorebirds traveling the Pacific flyway to the local songbirds and raptors living in this unique ecosystem.
The Stikine River Delta is an important resting and refueling stop for migrating birds heading to or returning from their Arctic breeding grounds providing you with an opportunity to add more bird species to your life lists. The Stikine River also provides a navigational aid and travel corridor for species not typically found in our coastal environment. Bring your binoculars and field guides for an Alaskan birding adventure.
Capture incredible images of Alaskan birdlife
See grebes, murrelets, eagles, and kingfishers
Stroll ashore and wind your way through the old-growth forest and river delta meadows
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US $180 per person
Depending on the tides. We will confirm your departure time.
Downtown City Dock – Summer float (in front of the Stikine Inn) or other pre-arranged location. Let us know if you need transportation.
April through September
- Bird Checklist
- Spotting scope
- Travel to and from Wrangell
- Sales tax
What to bring
- Camera or cell phone with well-charged batteries.
- Plenty of memory cards.
- Wear sturdy, comfortable, closed-toe shoes.
- To reduce plastic waste, personal water bottles are encouraged.
- Light rain gear is great to have along as the weather conditions can change throughout the day.
- Temperatures vary, come prepared and dress in layers and even consider bring a hat and gloves.
- A day pack is great for keeping your gear together.
- Bring snacks or a light lunch.
About your guide
- US Coast Guard masters licensed captain.
- Our guides are certified as: Alaska naturalist, State of Alaska Guides, National certified interpretive guides
1. Preparing For Your Birding Adventure
Get outfitted and underway on one of our jet boats to watch our many birds. A briefing with your captain will help you know what’s on your list. Take a seat and enjoy the invigorating ride as we make our way to the nearby shorelines. You will have many opportunities to view eagles, shorebirds, ducks, and geese.
2. The Birds Of The Tongass
Quietly drift along pristine shorelines while watching grebes and murrelets. Don’t miss the skilled display of kingfishers working the shallows! Take a stroll ashore to observe other species in the old-growth forest or vast river delta meadows. Finish checking off those new species in your local complementary listing guide as you return to port. We guarantee you will finish the day with a new appreciation for the birds of the Tongass.
What’s Different About Alaska Charters And Adventures
Small Groups: While we have the capability to accommodate larger groups, we feel that wildlife viewing and photography along with real wilderness surroundings are best experienced by very small groups. Being part of a large tour group doesn’t lend itself to the up-close and personal experience we strive to provide our guests. You can expect us to recognize your individual interests, limitations, and expectations.
Training and Experience: Our mission is to provide you with the highest quality professional guides and captains. We can offer you Wrangell’s only state-certified guides, National certified interpretive guides, certified naturalist, and Alaska cultural host. At Alaska Charters and Adventures, we will provide you high-quality guides and captains. No matter which tour you book, you will follow a trained, mature and professional guide with many years of experience.
Trip Length: Alaska Charters and Adventures is unique in that we prefer to offer you full day excursions customized for your interests and abilities. This means you can linger for that perfect photo and enjoy plenty of opportunities to get out and take in the scenery. Why rush? Take time to optimize wildlife viewing and lighting. More time is more opportunity to experience Alaska’s remarkable nature.
What our past visitors say...
Great Scenery, great commentating by the guides, really enjoyed the tour!
Great!! Exceeded our expectations (which were very high).