Great trip with a great guide.
We wanted to see a little bit of the real Alaska. We arrived in Wrangell, not a place you'd choose to go for the shopping, but a genuine, honest, friendly town. Everyone knew we were visitors, but everyone was friendly - and so polite! Stayed at Alaska Isle B&B with the charming Jackie Reed and had a pleasant little apartment all to ourselves, together with Jackie's excellent hospiality. The Nolan Centre is a terrific museum dedicated to local culture and nature.
We then joined Jim Lesley, his son James, Ivan and Gina and only three other guests for a terrific 3 days boat trip to Telegraph Creek. Jim is a fantastic guide and knows ther region like the back of his hand. We were worried about the comfort of travelling by boat over 3 days - but we were pleasantly surprised. The new jet boat is heated, has a toilet, refrigerator (with complimentery soft drinks), headphone communication, comfortable seating. It also goes like a bat out of hell! The scenery is spectacular. Bears, eagles, glaciers, rock formations and the wonderful Canadian Grank Canyon.
Telegraph Creek is not Paris, and the accommodation is not the Ritz, but somehow it all worthwhile.
The day after our return we took another tour AW to the Le Conte Glacier - breaking slowly through blue icebergs with little seals sunbaking on them, right up to the massive lip reaching out over the sea.
Great trip all round. Left Wrangell by Alaskan ferry service to Prince Rupert - also highly recommended.