Wrangell Cruise Port

Port of Wrangell: An Overview

Unlike other ports along Alaska's Inside Passage, Wrangell is one of the less traveled, but its small size and dedication to preserving its culture and history are a far cry from "less," as far as what you can explore.

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The small fishing village, nestled at the mouth of the Stikine River, boasts a friendly and welcoming atmosphere that pays tribute to its storied past, which can be explored through places like Chief Shakes Tribal House (a replica of 19th-century Tlingit Tribal quarters) and the Wrangell Museum.

If you're feeling more adventurous, trails like 0.7-mile Rainbow Falls and the easier 0.4-mile Mt. Dewey trail (just steps from the museum) are perfect time-sensitive energy boosters with rewarding views. Also a little more adventurous is the Anan Creek Wildlife Viewing Site, which can be accessed from Wrangell via a boat ride that takes you 35 miles southeast of Wrangell. Once at the site, a moderate hike takes you up to safe grounds, where you can observe black bears fishing for salmon just a few feet away from you.

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  • Wrangell: Regatta
    trippingtraveller
    Lots of hardware stores. A small simple town. Friendly and safe. Easy walk in to town straight off the ship. ... Read more
  • Wrangell: Regatta
    markam
    Nice, homey town that has few tourist areas yet but we really liked walking around to see a bit more realistic area. No jewelry stores in sight. Very informative local museum and gift shop. ... Read more
  • Wrangell: Regatta
    xinnia317
    The town is very small but nice to get off the boat and wander around. The museum is worth it to learn the local history. Had fresh fish and chips lunch at Zak's which was good. ... Read more
  • Wrangell: Seven Seas Mariner
    Strode Wallace
    WRANGELL On Sunday we were in Wrangell, a town of around 2,000 that only smaller cruise ships can stop at. The assistant manager at Practical Rent a Car, the only rent-a-car company on the island, picked us up at the dock. The city's one grocery ... Read more
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