Wrangell is one of my favorite destinations. It’s “off the beaten path”, which means you can either fly there on Alaska Airlines or take the Alaska Marine Highway. Below, we’re sailing into Wrangell on the ferry.
One of the big draws for Wrangell is the Stikine River, the fastest navigable stream in North America. Jim Leslie of Alaska Waters takes travelers on big adventures up the river. How big? Well, that depends on how much time you have! There’s a day-tour, which includes a visit to a tidewater glacier. Or, there’s a four-day trip all the way up to Telegraph Creek, BC. You’ll get a look at the Grand Canyon of the Stikine and witness the incredibly diverse wilderness as it changes from Coastal Rain Forest to High Chaparral. Below–here’s a shot of me above the Stikine River up in British Columbia.
Aside from the great fishing available in the ocean waters surrounding Wrangell, travelers can take a jetboat over to the Anan Creek Bear Observatory. Millions of pink salmon migrate each year to the creek, insuring that the bears will be there!
Stay at Bruce Harding’s Sourdough Lodge in Wrangell.There’s a 2-for-1 coupon in the Great Alaskan TourSaver. You’ll also find a 2-for-1 coupon for several adventures with Alaska Waters. Make time this summer to visit Wrangell. You’ll be glad you did!!
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