Other Activities

 

A side trip to LeConte Glacier, the southernmost tidewater glacier on the Pacific Coast can be booked either by boat or by floatplane for an overhead view. You will see huge icebergs, multiple species of wildlife, and the beautiful mountains that surround this rugged area.

Do you enjoy seeing humpback whales in their natural surroundings?Approximately 500 of them summer in the waters of Frederick Sound and the waters that surround it.A day trip can be arranged for whale watching. You will also see many other species coming and going. Five Finger lighthouse can be spotted along the way as well as a seal rookery containing hundreds of Stellar Sea Lions. This is a photographer’s dream day.

Tours to see the bears at Anan Creek can also be arranged by lodge personnel. A jet boat picks you up at Banana Point and transports you 30 miles Southeast of Wrangell to Anan Creek where you can see black and brown bears in their natural surroundings. This is the largest pink salmon run in Southeast Alaska and attracts sea lions and bald eagles as well as the bears. The observation platform is about a ½ mile down a boardwalk from the boat landing and is near the falls.This is certainly another photographer’s opportunity to get some great pictures. Only 60 guests a day are allowed so make reservations early to insure a spot.

Many of our clients just enjoy a leisurely stroll around the downtown area or enjoy walking through the harbor. Petersburg is a fishing town and has many interesting boats and canneries in the area.

For those that like to hike, Petersburg has short hiking trails for the novice hiker to longer hikes to challenge experienced hikers. The scenery is beautiful and wildlife can be spotted along the way. The lodge can provide maps of these trails for clients that are interested.