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Alaska Vistas

City Dock, Wrangell, AK 99929
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Wonderful trip to LeConte Glacier

My husband and I went to LeConte Glacier with Sylvia and John of Alaska Vistas--The trip was really... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sue_G_10
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St. Paul, Minnesota
Adventure with John and Sylvia

We went by Jet boat on this half day tour up the Stikine River. John captained the boat and both he... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kenneth E
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Local company that specializes in providing guests with bear viewing trips to the Anan Wildlife Observatory. Our experienced local guides love to share their world with guests. We also offer trips to the Stikine River and glacier and Le Conte Glacier. Additionally we have kayaks and canoes for rent with or without guides.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I went to LeConte Glacier with Sylvia and John of Alaska Vistas--The trip was really terrific--exceeded our expectations in every way. The glacier and route leading to the tidewater glacier is spectacular. There were hundreds of seals and pups on the icebergs....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We went by Jet boat on this half day tour up the Stikine River. John captained the boat and both he and sylvia were indulgent in answering our many questions about nature, history, ecology, glaciers, eagles etc etc. We didn't get to the glacier because...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

We spent 2.5 months in Alaska this summer and this excursion was one of the best things we did. When people ask us about our favorite things and what we would go back for this day always makes the top of our list. Sylvia, the...More

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John V, Owner at Alaska Vistas, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Happy New Year and thanks for your humbling review. What a great way for us to start 2018. We not only appreciate you choosing us, but are happy to know we served you well. You are correct that we strive to make each trip special...More

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

We had the best time cruising out to the glacier! We saw mountain goats on the slopes above the glacier and cruised through icebergs as we entered the fjord. So cool! Absolutely loved the folks running the tour- Sylvia, Ceona and Kim are great and...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

We had the most amazing time with the Black Bears of Anan. We arrived at about 11am on the jet boat and left on the very last trip back at 5.30pm. Sylvia was amazing and organised lunch for us even though we didn't get to...More

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John V, Owner at Alaska Vistas, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

It's amazing what fun can be had with just a little bit of flexibility. You, our Aussie nomads, have the perfect tempermant for late season adventures. The excitement of learning and finding more artifacts is part of our joy in leading tours. We hope each...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Excellent trip. Sylvia, the owner, is passionate about the wildlife and making sure her guests have a great visit. She was responsive to requests, cruised the shores looking for birds and mammals, ad made sure we had time at the Aran Bear observatory without mobs...More

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John V, Owner at Alaska Vistas, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thanks for your review. We love having the opportunity to explore and discover during our tours. Nature is always a wonder and the surprises around the corner should never be taken for granted. It's the thrill of discovery in one's own back yard that brings...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

We did a Stikine Jet Boat Tour on July 7, 2017. Alaska Vistas was great about accommodating our schedule. The jet boat was quite comfortable and John was very knowledgeable and personable. We had a very exciting yet relaxing trip. All of the personnel both...More

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John V, Owner at Alaska Vistas, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for your review. Our team loves hearing from guests with feedback on our performance. Your enjoyment of time spent with us and delivering great memories for you is our goal. Please come back and visit anytime. John, Sylvia and the Alaska Vistas Team.

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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We went to Anan to view the bears. It was best day in Alaska! The jet boat was comfortable, the guides knowable and the bears amazing! It was like being in a National Geographic video. We had plenty of time to watch bears catching salmon...More

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John V, Owner at Alaska Vistas, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Anan is the best venue in Alaska to watch Black and Brown Bears in the same area, AND to be as close as 5 feet! We agree, it is like being in a National Geographic video. In fact they have filmed at Anan and there's...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

I took three tours with Alaska Vistas: Anan Bear Observatory, La Conte Glacier and kayaking. Each tour was lead by a great team of educated outdoor enthusiasts! The guides shared their knowledge and love of the area. Jet boats were clean, warm and comfortable way...More

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John V, Owner at Alaska Vistas, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thanks you for your review. Experiences remembered and shared by our guests is what keeps us enthusiastic. We hope to see you again. Thanks for choosing us. John, Sylvia and the Alaska Vistas Team.

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

The bear viewing at Anan Creek was the highlight of a month long trip to Alaska. One the way back to Wrangell, the charming Sylvia took us to see an island covered in harbor seals and a gorgeous waterfall.More

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John V, Owner at Alaska Vistas, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Great to hear from you. We're so glad we were able to provide the highlight of your trip. It is our goal to do that and to share our love for this part of SouthEast Alaska. Wrangell is truly the hidden gem. Thanks for choosing...More

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jazz15
7 June 2015|
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Response from John V | Property representative |
Hi Jennifer - Alaska Vistas is one of the providers for the Regatta. We provide the following tours: John Muir Hike Sea and Sky Kayak High Country Hike Shakes Canoe Stikine River Jet Boat (yes, we will go to the glacier... More
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CameronReed
19 May 2015|
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Hi Cameron. Wrangell is a small town with a very limited number of cruise ship visits. In fact we don't have any stops by the large ships. Our tour operators are set up mainly for independent travelers. This is what... More
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