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Located in Wrangell, Alaska, Summit Charters is owned and operated by Captain John W. Taylor, a resident of Alaska since 1984 with over 39 years of experience operating jet boats on the Stikine River and the waters of SE Alaska.

Summit Charters takes great pride in offering our visitors a grand experience in one of the world’s last wild, natural places on earth, the Tongass National Forest. In our safe and comfortable vessel, with onboard marine bathroom, we offer the Alaska traveler customized charter tours of: The Stikine River or The LeConte Glacier

To see black bears and brown bears feeding on the massive run of pink salmon visit Muddy Water Adventures and sign up for The Anan Bear & Wildlife Observatory trip.

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The Stikine River

LeConte Glacier

Telegraph Creek

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  • star rating  Did a trip to Shakes lake today and it exceeded all expectations. The views were absolutely beautiful. John was an excellent captain and had a lot of interesting... read more

    July 1, 2022

    star rating  Out in the wilderness of Alaska in a jet boat - This was our 4th time to Alaska but our first time to Wrangell. So nice to go to new places and experience something new. We also took the jet boat... read more

    July 28, 2019

    star rating  A great time on the water! - On a recent cruise to Alaska one of our excursions was on an enclosed charter boat with Capt. John and Matt. During the trip Capt. John showed us eagles, eagle's... read more

    Betsy S
    September 4, 2018
  • star rating  Awesome! Thank you John and Katie! - Did the "Stikine River & Shakes Glacier Lake by Jet Boat" with Captain John and Katie! It was great! John and Katie where great host; fun and very attentive! They... read more

    HaBLA P
    July 24, 2017

    star rating  Wonderful trip! - We had such a blast on this trip. What a beautiful and amazing experience. Thank you John and Katie for such a wonderful time! We loved every minute of it!... read more

    July 7, 2017

    star rating  Wonderful afternoon in Wrangell - Captain John and his mate (daughter) Katie were the perfect hosts. Safety first, we all wore compact life vests. This jet boat is fast and smooth, sometimes in... read more

    May 20, 2017
  • star rating  We had the most fantastic time..We were so much at home with our guides that we felt like family.I'm not sure what I liked best. The bears at Anan... read more

    Joan M
    February 8, 2017

    star rating  A real highlight of our time in Alaska - I booked a lot of tours for us to do on our 14 night cruise and to be honest we were clutching at straws when we booked this one, my... read more

    Liz G
    July 16, 2016

    star rating  Best way to see LeConte Glacier & Petersburg. - In July this year we took the most amazing tour to LeConte Glacier & Petersburg with Captain John of Summit Charters. This was without a doubt one one of... read more

    Lynn G
    August 15, 2015
  • star rating  Fabulous way to Explore the Stikine - We were fortunate to be allocated Captain John of Summit Charters on a recent stopover in Wrangell to navigate us up the treacherous waters of the Stikine River in his... read more

    July 19, 2014
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