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Hurtigruten Group

Stikine River Wilderness & Glacier Lake by Jetboat 


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3 hours 30 minutes
Available all year
Min. number
10 travellers
Booking code

Take an exhilarating jetboat ride down the Stikine River in the Tongass National Forest.
  • Experience the thrill of a jetboat ride as you explore the delta and side sloughs of the Stikine River.

  • Get the chance to spot Alaskan wildlife in the forest along the way and spawning salmon below.

  • Enjoy an onboard lunch of Alaskan smoked salmon (or alternative) with cheese and wine.

  • Enter Shakes Lake and possibly get a look at Shakes Glacier, conditions permitting.

Jetboat Adventure 

Enjoy a thrilling tour of the Stikine River from the seat of a heated and covered jetboat. Learn about the area’s gold rush history and spot Alaskan wildlife among world-renowned scenery. Traverse the ever-changing river delta, spy on spawning salmon, and listen to thundering waterfalls. See the sparkling blue icebergs of Shakes Lake, and enjoy a delightful light lunch on board.

Practical information

  • Remarks/requirements: The tour route and sights may change due to weather, nature, and water conditions. On rare occasions you may experience quick or sudden stops, starts and turns while underway. Please wear warm layers and comfortable walking shoes. Outhouses are available at the wilderness location. This excursion is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or other health issues, or for guests who are prone to motion sickness. Guests must be over 8 years of age. 

  • Included: Lunch (Alaskan smoked salmon or substitute, wine and cheese) 

  • Language: English 

  • Walking information: Involves limited physical activity. Most of the tour is conducted by vehicle. There is an approximately 300-ft walk from the ship to the jetboat. The ramp to the boat can be steep at low tide. 

  • Wheelchair accessible: No

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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