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Immerse Yourself in the Wilds of Alaska
Small Tour Groups
Explore Alaska's Stunning Scenery
Take A Ride On The Wildside
The Stikine River is one of the last great wilderness areas remaining in North America. You will be immersed in rugged and spectacular beauty throughout the day. Don’t settle for the average river tour, come with us and experience the Stikine like a local! A fourth-generation Alaskan, with a lifetime of experience on the Stikine, will guide you off the beaten path to hidden secrets of this vast untouched wilderness area.
Take our nimble Wildside boat and see the parts of Alaska that the big boats miss!
Gaze at the beautiful snow-capped peaks of the mountains and glaciers.
Incredible photograph opportunities.
Birding and wildlife viewing opportunities.
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6:30 to 9:00 am depending on weather and 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.
May through to September
7 to 8 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 for more information.
- 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.
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 Adventure Awaits!
We will gather at city dock and prepare you for departure. We make sure you have everything you need for the day. Because the Stikine extends over a vast and diverse area, our day will begin with a chat about your specific interests. Whether it’s photography, glaciers, or wildlife, we will tailor your adventure specifically to you! Before you know it we will be off on our way to experience one of Alaska’s truly wild areas. Our guides are certified naturalists and Alaska state certified guides, not to mention history buffs!
2. Run The River
Enjoy the ride on the nimble jet boat “Wildside”. We will take you where big tour boats won’t! From the towering coastal rainforest, steep snow-capped peaks and glaciers, there is something for everyone of any age to enjoy. With our specialized vessel and highly experienced guide, you will see beautiful salmon streams, have the opportunity to stop and photograph wildlife, and soak in natural hot springs. This tour is the perfect way to explore the less traveled “backroads”.
3. Let Us Share Our Favourite Place
We have generations of experience here on the Stikine with an unprecedented safety record. There’s no place we’d rather be! For us, there’s nothing more fun than sharing its unmatched beauty with you. Relax with our long leisurely tour. We stop frequently to get out of the boat so you can experience the river like a local. Gather ice at the glacier for your evening drinks, pick some vegetables from our remote family homestead or feel the mist from powerful waterfalls.
4. Discover The Alaska You Are Looking For
Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime experience! Each trip is unique and customized, filled with nature’s unexpected displays. You won’t leave without seeing Alaska’s rare beauty face-to-face. Not to mention, memories to last a lifetime!
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...
We had such a great time on the jet boat excursion with you, it continues to be a highlight of our trip.
Very personal, great tour, excellent narrative and scenery.
Great trip! Beautiful scenery. Knowledgeable guide.