Loved it! We had a great time! It was great to touch the icebergs and come so close to the glacier!
Breathtaking blue active Glacier
Spectacular mountains and waterfalls
Small Tour Groups
Discover The Spectacular Leconte Glacier
Come with us on a fascinating journey through one of the Inside Passage’s best-kept secrets! This is a full-day tour with a unique opportunity to go ashore in the Stiking/LeConte Wilderness. Of the many glaciers that the famous naturalist John Muir explored, he claimed the LeConte Glacier was his favorite. You won’t believe your eyes or ears when you see the stunning blue icebergs and hear the thunder of thousand-year-old ice crashing into the sea. Watch the local wildlife along the way and visit the quaint Norwegian fishing village of Petersburg.
Relax and take in the breathtaking Alaskan scenery while onboard our boat
You will have a chance to reach out and touch an iceberg
Incredible photography opportunities
Cruise the ice-filled fjords to the famous LeConte Glacier
Watch for seals, sea lions, and whales
Explore Petersburg AKA Little Norway - a quaint fishing village
US $358 per person
Departure time is dependent on the tides. We will confirm your departure time in advance.
Downtown City Dock – Summer float (in front of the Stikine Inn) or other pre-arranged location. Let us know if you need transportation.
May through to September
8 to 9 hours
2 people minimum, 6 maximum per vessel and guide – Call us for all other options.
Some ability to get in and out of vessels and some mobility to walk over uneven terrain. Call us if you need more information about this trail.
- Naturalist Guide and Captain
- You will have access to binoculars, maps, and walking sticks
- Water (to minimize waste we encourage you to bring your own reusable water container)
- 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.
- We are gone all day-bring a lunch to eat while on the boat.
- Because we will be stopping in Petersburg, don’t forget to bring your wallet for lunch or shopping.
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. Your Journey Begins
Get acquainted with your crew at city dock, we’ll make sure you have everything you need for the day. Sit back and relax on our boat while we cruise across the famous delta of the Stikine River. This is a great time to watch for birds like eagles, murrelets, and shorebirds. Catch a glimpse of the spectacular coastal mountains along the way.
2. Through The Ice
Before you know it we are entering the fjord where LeConte Glacier resides. It’s surrounded by snowcapped mountains and adorned with unbelievable waterfalls. This glacier is extremely active, producing a massive amount of icebergs. Enjoy the complex maze-like passage through the stunning ice-filled fjord. Anticipate the powerful glacier calving events. Make sure to capture it with your camera!
3. Up Close Without The Crowds
We will linger near groups of seals as we drift out of the fjord (LeConte is a seal nursery). Having a small tour group allows us to play in the ice, touch a ‘berg, and even go ashore to explore the wilderness. The best part about this tour is just enjoying the day at our own pace.
4. Alaska’s Little Norway
After we leave the glacier we’ll spend some time in Petersburg, a quaint fishing village. Its roots run deep as it was founded more than 100 years ago by Norwegian fishermen. Petersburg is beautiful and scenic, don’t miss the great opportunity to pick up local seafood and stop in at local shops. We will round out the day with a scenic cruise home through the renowned Wrangell Narrows.
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, a certified naturalist, and an 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.
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...
Leconte glacier was an outstanding day! Thanks for taking such good care of us while we were in Wrangell.
Great!! Exceeded our expectations (which were very high).
Great Scenery, great commentating by the guides, really enjoyed the tour!