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Stikine River

Wrangell, AK
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Ranked #6 of 11 Attractions in Wrangell
Type: Bodies of Water
Description: A 60-mile-long pristine river extending from British Columbia to Wrangell, Alaska.
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English first
England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

There is no doubt that the Stikine is a very attractive river but the scenery does not change greatly along its length, and it's not dissimilar to what you experience along the Inner Passage (either on a cruise liner or a ferry), so a 4-hour cruise tends to feel rather "samey". As another reviewer has said, it was remarkable how... More

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San Diego
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I wasn't sure that I really wanted to go since we were traveling by ferry and would see a lot of "water" but husband convinced me to go. It was worth it as an outing, especially since there was no hiking to be had in Wrangell. The floating houses were particularly interesting and photogenic.

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Succasunna, New Jersey
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181 reviews 181 reviews
56 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

This was our least favorite of the 5 excursions we took during our Alaskan cruise. The scenery is nice, but monotonous. We went in the afternoon and there was virtually no wildlife. We saw one group of seals and that was it. Compared to Hubbard, this glacier was very disappointing. We would have been better off going to see the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Our cruise got into Wrangell very late so our jet boat tour was started very late, but Sylvia and the boat Captain were very accommodating and went out of their was to show us amazing scenery, a brown bear and her calf, bald eagles and a beautiful glacier!! WOW! Sylvia is very knowledgeable, kind and professional. This tour is a... More

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Seattle, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Visit Wrangell, Alaska, which is lucky enough to be at the mouth of the Stikine River. It is a favorite of locals, and a must see! Book a Stikine River adventure with Captain Eric of Breakaway Adventures and you will not be disappointed! His casual nature will make you feel like you are having just another day adventure out with... More

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Walla Walla, Washington, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Alaska Vistas guided our tour up the Stikine River to Shakes Glacier area. Since it was early in the season we didn't get very close to the glacier but it was still an amazing experience to see and photograph the beautiful icebergs and to chip some ice to bring back for our evening drinks. The trip up the river takes... More

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Miami Lakes, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We took a jetboat ride from Wrangell up the Stikine River to Shakes Glacier. We used Alaska Charters and Adventures and Brenda (owner) was our guide. It was a 4 hour trip up the river where we saw sea lions and eagles everywhere. We manuvered our way through small ice bergs that had "calved" off of the glacier. It was... More

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Absolutely gorgeous! Stunning scenery and wildlife. Shakes glacier and its' icebergs are a sight to see!

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Alaska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

You should have seen the smile on my oldest grandson's face when the tour boat ran up the Stikine River. He is eight and said the trip was awesome!

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Seattle
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

The jet boat up the Stikine River was relaxing and pretty. We didn't see any wildlife, but the glacier and scenery are beautiful. We lucked out with gorgeous weather. There isn't a lot to do in Wrangell, so a nice way to spend an afternoon.

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