The Stikine River offers paddlers a variety of waterways to explore where birds and wildlife abound. Jet boat transportation can be arranged for hire with drop offs up-river for canoe, kayak, or raft trips. Due to swift currents up-river paddling is quite strenuous and recommended only for very strong paddlers.
Approximately 27-36 miles depending on route
Small elevation gain
Water-related obstacles include; cold/silt-laden water, log jams, sweepers, free-floating logs, and tidal currents.
You can kayak or canoe from Wrangell across Eastern Passage. It is also possible to leave from Mitkof Island; 35.5 miles from Petersburg (old boat ramp off Mitkof Highway) and cross Dry Straight.