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Address: Wrangell, AK
Description: A 60-mile-long pristine river extending from British Columbia to Wrangell...
A 60-mile-long pristine river extending from British Columbia to Wrangell, Alaska.
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Want to see icebergs?

Trip well worth taking especially with Alaska Waters. Scenery breathtaking especially seeing the icebergs. Excellent tour guides.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Donna H
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Greater Perth, Australia
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Greater Perth, Australia
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Trip well worth taking especially with Alaska Waters. Scenery breathtaking especially seeing the icebergs. Excellent tour guides.

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Novato, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Took a jet boat ride up the Stikine River during a cruise and stopped at the base of a beautiful glacier. The whole trip took four hours. Magnificent scenery along the river and near the glacier. Went with Captain Mark Gala of "Alaska Peaks and Seas", but booked through our cruise ship and the Stikine River Jet Boat Assoc. Captain... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

A nice jet bait ride up the Stikine river with some good scenery but were unable to go into the smaller rivulets as suggested. Only landed on a sandbar for lunch ( no bathroom facilities) instead of a 'cabin'. The commentary was a bit forced - trying to find things to point out. Okay but no wow factor

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MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is a must-do. It's a popular getaway for locals with good reason -- I've been up the river three times now in a decade (each trip to Wrangell includes a river run) and I haven't become bored with it. Gorgeous, family-friendly. We recommend Breakaway Adventures.

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Cochrane, Canada
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138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Just completed a 12 day trip with the University of Calgary Outdoor Program on the Lower Stikine River with 6 canoes. It is considered one of the true wilderness heritage rivers in North America and although most of the reviews only comment on trips out of Wrangell as a day trip, I thought it was important to give a different... More 

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San Francisco, California
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Marlin Benedict took us fishing on the Stikine River and it was a great experience. We started off in a low thick fog but the sun eventually burned it off and by the time we reached the mouth of the river visibility was excellent. Marlin took us to an ideal spot upriver, where scores of spawning salmon mixed with cutthroat... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A boat ride into the river system, the scenery, with its Glaciers and hot tap to the Canadian border is good for a whole day.

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England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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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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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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Address: Wrangell, AK
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Wrangell

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