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“Spectacular scenery along the wild Stikine River made this an unforgettable trip.”
Review of Alaska Waters

Alaska Waters
Ranked #3 of 18 things to do in Wrangell
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Wilderness Adventure Tour Company, in Wrangell, Alaska. Located in SE Alaska in the heart of the Tongass National Forest. Guided AnAn Creek bear viewing tours. Stikine River Wilderness Jet Boat tours. LeConte Glacier Tours. Alaska Native Cultural tours. SUP Tours & Rentals. Guided Botanical Forest Walks.
Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

We took a jetboat trip with Alaska Waters owner/Captain Jim & deckhand Scott up the Stikine River. This wilderness river trip was fantastic for the scenery. We saw eagles, but not much other wildlife. Capt. Jim took the boat up a crystal the clear tributary where we could look below the boat at hundreds of salmon enroute to spawn. The trip highlight was threading our way among blue glacial ice chunks to the base of Shakes glacier. The boat was comfortable and had a restroom! Highly recommend Alaska Waters for this trip.

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

The trip on the river with Capt. Jim, and James, was a highlight of our recent Alaska Cruise.
We had a wonderful afternoon on the boat, the weather was perfect. Both Jim and James are very much in the know about the area, the river, the wild flowers, and wild life. The snack on the sand bar was a nice break from being on the water. The boat is clean and well taken care of.
Only wish it had been longer. Second time we have gone and if we are in Wrangel again we will take the tour. It is not to be missed.
Thank you for a great afternoon

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Jim L, Owner at Alaska Waters, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2013

Thank you for the kind words. We do love our little piece of Alaska and love to share it with interested visitors. It is our passion.

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Reviewed June 8, 2013

We pre-booked our trip for the Petersburg and Le Conte trip. We were met and greeted by Jim and our Capt for the day was James (father and son)
It was early in the season so we almost had the boat to our selves.
Jim and James obviously love where they live and sharing it with their guests for the day, they were informative, warm, and very kind.in every way.
We had a wonderful trip with many stunning sights of mountains, glaciers and icebergs.
Would love to come back and do it again sometime.
Thank you both . Richard and Helen U.K.

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Reviewed August 8, 2012

I chose to go with Alaska Waters, because of Jim's experience in the wilderness having lived in Wrangell for over 20 years. His knowledge and care of the bears was so apparent giving me confidence that I felt that I could do as a single woman this incredible adventure of a lifetime. His choice of timing in the late afternoon was excellent, for our group of 12 was the only ONE at the Bear Observatory giving us an intimate experience with these amazing creatures in this enchanting old growth forest. I don't know about the other tour groups, but Jim gave us HOURS to view these bears fishing for the unfortunate schools of salmon fighting to go up stream. By the time I left, some of the highlights were twin subadult grizzles being chased away by a stubborn mama black bear named Virginia, protesting cubs being reprimanded by their mother for disobeying her, black bears vying for the best fishing spots. And the list goes on! On our hike out, there were about 25 bald eagles all sitting serenely on a tree across lake. In addition to all of this, I greatly appreciated their boat having a bathroom given our trip was over 6 hours in length. Thank you Jim and the staff with Alaskan Waters for this AMAZING day!

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Reviewed August 6, 2012

This is a must see for any visitor to Alaska. Make sure you book well in advance due to a limited number of permits per day. This observatory was definitely a trip highlight. The bears were everywhere in this fishing location ... both black and brown. The eagles were everywhere as well waiting for the leftover salmon. Jim and his crew were first class professionals in terms of our safety getting to/from the observatory.

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