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Wrangell, United States-port

One of Alaska’s oldest settlements, the fur trade brought Russian traders here in the early 1800s. The Americans established a military post in 1868 and named it Fort Wrangell. The town boomed during the great Gold Rush of the late 19th century and Wrangell sported gambling halls, dance halls, booze, and lawlessness. Today, commercial fishing and timber still are the mainstays for Wrangell’s economy. Explore nearby Stikine River home to hundreds of species of migrating birds, spectacular glacial valleys or watch the bears at Anan Falls rain forest.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Island Highlights & Native Cultural Tour
    Light Activity /Walking
  • John Muir Hike
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Muskeg Meadows Golf
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Shakes Canoe
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Wrangell Highlights
    Light Activity /Walking

Island Highlights & Native Cultural Tour

Light Activity /Walking

Duration: 2 1/2 hours

Tour Code: WRG-004

This brief but very enjoyable tour gives you a personalized look at some of Wrangell's most popular attractions, all in the comfort of a van.

Wrangell is the only community in Alaska to have been ruled by four nations, the Tlingit, Russian, British and United States. The community is rich in Alaska Native history. Your fully guided tour will give you a glimpse into the world of the Tlingit People. Once a great nation, the Tlingit territory spread from Dixon Entrance in the south, near the city of Ketchikan, to the small village of Yakutat, the northern most community on the Inside Passage. The territory that the Tlingits ruled is comparable to that of the country of Norway.

Enjoy a personalized tour of Wrangell's most popular attractions in a small group with your own Alaska Native driver guide. This tour is fully narrated and gives you an orientation of the island and its attractions. Four great sites are visited: Chief Shakes Island, Kik-Setti Totem Park, The Wrangell Museum, and Petroglyph Beach. The tour departs from and returns to the cruise ship dock. Bottled water, umbrellas and a souvenir petroglyph rubbing are included.

Please note: This tour includes minimal walking; however, the sites are not wheelchair accessible and it is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested. The order of the sites visited or viewed may vary.