Wrangell and Prince of Wales Geological Tour – 7 Days
Fly into Wrangell on Alaska Airlines. Take a walk along the beach front and if there’s time, visit Petroglyph Beach State Historical Park and see ancient Tlingit petroglyphs. Overnight in Wrangell.
Schedule a day tour to Anan Wildlife Observatory. Spend the day marveling at the majesty of the Alaska black bear feasting on salmon in its natural habitat. Overnight in Wrangell.
Today, schedule a flightseeing excursion over the Stikine River, one of the most pristine and scenic river systems in the world. Overnight in Wrangell.
Take the Rainforest Ferry from Wrangell to Coffman Cove on Prince of Wales Island. Watch for whales and other marine wildlife. Rent a car in Coffman Cove to explore the island. Overnight in Coffman Cove.
Drive to Thorne Bay, hike the Salt Chuck Mine Trail. Stop in Thorne Bay to grab lunch and make sure to contact the Thorne Bay Ranger District to schedule a tour of El Capitan Cave Trail. Drive to Whale Pass, visit the town and beautiful El Capitan passage. Overnight in Whale Pass or Coffman Cove.
Do the tour of the karst topography and El Capitan Cave Trail. Make sure your camera is charged up and ready! Overnight in Thorne Bay.
Take a leisurely drive to Hollis and catch the Inter-Island Ferry to Ketchikan to prepare for your journey home.