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Stikine River

Address: Wrangell, AK
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Ranked #6 of 11 Attractions in Wrangell
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Owner description: A 60-mile-long pristine river extending from British Columbia to Wrangell, Alaska.
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English first
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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123 reviews 123 reviews
45 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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190 reviews 190 reviews
57 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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