LeConte Wilderness and Petersburg Tour
LeConte Glacier is 38 miles from Wrangell by boat. Near the south end of the Stikine Icefield, LeConte Glacier is the southernmost active tidewater glacier in the northern hemisphere. The Glacier itself is 35 km long and located in a stunningly beautiful fjord. The glacier is extremely active and has regular calving events and is famous for its massive submarine icebergs dramatically rising to the surface also known as “shooters”.
Since first charted in 1887, it has retreated almost 2.5 miles. Today, LeConte is considered in a stable position. Due to the deep water (810 feet) of the bay, LeConte calves instead of advancing.
On this excursion, we’ll take you as close as the glacier will safely allow. See spectacular waterfalls and icebergs, enjoy the eagles and seals (LeConte is a seal nursery) and spend the balance of the day in the historic Norwegian fishing port of Petersburg. Then return to Wrangell via the scenic Wrangell Narrows.