Seen as the gateway to the Stikine River, Wrangell offers many exciting and unique opportunities that people of all ages and interests will enjoy. Visitors have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the wildlife — you can view bears feasting on the vast salmon populations or go fishing and catch some of the amazing Alaskan salmon yourself. Anan Wildlife Observatory is a favorite spot to view Alaska brown and black bears up close. If you find history more interesting, then Wrangell offers sites to experience Tlingit Native culture such as Chief Shakes Island and Tribal House and Petroglyph Beach State Historic Park.

Featured Activites

Bear Viewing

Take a tour to Anan Wildlife Observatory to see brown and black bear feast on spawning salmon.


Sea kayak the protected bays and islands around Wrangell that are filled with wildlife.


Mountain bike on over 100 miles of forest roads around Wrangell.

Boat Tour

Take a jet boat tour up the Stikine River where moose, brown and black bear and hundreds of bald eagles, as well as other wildlife can be seen.

Culture and History

Visit Chief Shakes Island and Tribal House historic monument, Petroglyph Beach State Historic Park and Wrangell Museum.

Featured Wildlife


All five species of Alaskan salmon are found in Wrangell: king, chum, pink, coho and sockeye. Peak fishing season for salmon ranges from May through September, depending on the species, although king salmon can be caught year round.


Brown and black bears are abundant in Wrangell and can be seen on bear-viewing tours and excursions. They feed on the salmon in nearby rivers.

Explore Wrangell

Plan Your Trip

Alaska Charters & Adventures — We specialize in delivering exclusive wilderness adventures by taking very small groups on customized excursions to experience Alaska's unmatched scenery and wildlife. Our tours will take you to some of the most spectacular places Wrangell has to offer such as the Stikine River, LeConte glacier, and the Anan Bear Observatory. We also provide professional fully guided sport fishing that's customized for discerning anglers looking for the finest in professional guide services. Join us for one of our exceptional tours or let us create a specialized Alaskan excursion that will provide memories for a lifetime.

Alaska Vistas — Alaska Vistas/Stickeen Wilderness Adventures has been providing educational-themed day tours to the Anan Bear Observatory, Stikine River and Le Conte Glacier for over 20 years. Our guides are teachers and biologists who love sharing their passion with guests. We also offer guided and support services for paddlers, hikers and independent travelers. We are located at the city dock in Wrangell and share an office with Java Junkies espresso.

Alaska Waters Inc. — Alaska Waters is central southeast Alaska's premier tour and charter company. We offer a menu of tours and services for visitors and locals alike, such as: jet boat tours to Anan Bear Observatory, Stikine River Wilderness, Stikine Delta Wildlife and LeConte Glacier; bus and van day tours, a Stikine River Safari and trip to the annual Stikine River Shorebird Rendezvous.

Anchor Excursions Inc. — Seven to ten day adventure cruises with kayaking, hiking and wildlife viewing. Government contracts and conservation support. School programs in marine science education.

Breakaway Adventures LLC — Wrangell's most exciting and longest operating jet boat business—operating since 1989. We provide the best tours on the Stikine River, LeConte Glacier and the Anan Wildlife Observatory. We pride ourselves on quality personal tours, that set our operation ahead of others and will leave you with a "that tour was the best in Alaska and well worth the money" feeling. We also do transports to U.S. Forest Service cabins, fishing lodges and provide skiff/canoe/kayak rentals. We are the most comprehensive operation in Wrangell, with four jet boats in our fleet you will get the tour you deserve and paid for.

Muskeg Meadows — The Wrangell Golf Club is a non-profit organization created by local golf enthusiasts. There are over 600 members worldwide, including golfers from as far away as Tokyo and Singapore. The Wrangell Golf Club is very proud of Muskeg Meadows, a nine-hole golf course, and we invite you to join us.

Wild Alaska Cruises & Sport Fishing — Multiday fishing and wildlife cruises aboard the excursion yacht "Perseverance." Departures from Juneau, Petersburg, Wrangell and Sitka.

Wild Rockies Field Institute — Offers field-based, academic courses to undergraduate students. All of our courses are taught in a holistic manner in which students learn the ecology, policy and cultural history of the place.

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