See the LeConte Glacier

LeConte Glacier is only 20 miles by boat from Petersburg and is the southern-most tidewater glacier in Alaska. Icebergs from the glacier often float into Frederick Sound and can be seen from town, but to get a good look at the glacier, visitors can book flightseeing tours, kayaking trips or day cruises that include whale watching in the sound.

By kayak, it takes one to two days to reach the glacier. Guided trips take travelers across Frederick Sound north of Coney Island. If the conditions are right, it can be possible to set up camp in LeConte Bay within view of the glacier. To reach their destination, travelers will likely paddle past wildlife and giant icebergs. For a less-extreme adventure, book a flightseeing tour or arrange boat transport. Both will offer great views of the sound, wildlife and the glacier without all the paddling.


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