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Stikine-Leconte Wilderness

#5 of 12 things to do in Petersburg Features Animals
Tongass National Forest, Petersburg, AK
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Fantastic Jet Boating

We enjoyed the thrill of speeding over the shallow delta of the Stikine River, to the deeper water... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2016
david t
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Strathbogie, Australia
Amazing place to visist

We drove to this National Park to see some black bears. Although we did not see too much wild life... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2016
Jan Willem V
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Kota Kinabalu District, Malaysia
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27 Sep 2016
“Fantastic Jet Boating”
1 Aug 2016
“Amazing place to visist”
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Tongass National Forest, Petersburg, AK
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

We enjoyed the thrill of speeding over the shallow delta of the Stikine River, to the deeper water to view the Glacier. The Captains skill in dodging around moving mud banks was amazing. The boat came as close as permitted to the glacier, the vivid...More

Thank david t
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We drove to this National Park to see some black bears. Although we did not see too much wild life, the place is wonderful and quiete. A must do if you have wheels in Petersburg.

1  Thank Jan Willem V
Reviewed 21 July 2016

What a beautiful adventure to the Le Conte Glacier. Saw lots of wildlife as well as a lot of icebergs and waterfalls. The amount of ice floating free kept us from making it to the glacier face, but it was a fantastic trip and I...More

Thank MrPsari
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Varied viewing experience. We traveled by boat and saw the steep mountains thick with trees, evidence of rock slides. Not good for hiking except in limited valley areas. Camping usually on shores that highlight kayak or boat experience. Much wildlife: whales, harbor seals, eagles, variety...More

Thank DJS1000
Reviewed 21 November 2015

As part of a small ship cruise this year we took a day trip to the Leconte Glacier. I've seen a lot of glaciers in Alaska so I was a bit skeptical that this would be different. It was. The glacier is beautiful and heading...More

Thank MLWTex
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

Hiked all the way to ideal cove. I did the crane and hill lake trails. Beautiful scenery. Great hike. Hill lake has boat you can take out on lake for free. Each lake has picnic landing. Nicely boardwalked trails.

Thank jrwatkinsnow
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Northern hemispheres most southern tide water glacier. Beautiful glacial fjord with tons of icebergs.

1  Thank LeConteCruiser
Reviewed 25 September 2013

Our guide, Brenda from Alaska Charters, took our jetboat as close as possible to the glacier which involved several miles of maneuvering around so much ice it sounded like we were in a glass full of ice cubes. The beauty of the ice was magical...More

Thank Storyteller2013
Reviewed 31 July 2013

The LeConte glacier is very active and it showed its calving abilities while we visited. We took a jetboat to the glacier and got very, very close inspite of the possibility of "shooters", that is submarine icebergs that quickly rise from the depths. We could...More

Thank SunCitySteve
Reviewed 15 August 2012

We were so very lucky to witness well over 25 incidences of calving from the LeConte Glacier on August 10, 2012. Our Breakaway Adventure jetboat driver, Robert Truex, said it was the most he had ever seen. In the pin-drop silence, you would start to...More

Thank GourmetAddict2
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