New boats add heft to Wrangell's charter fleet
June 21, 2018
The local tourism sector has seen some logistical gains this season, as a trio of new boats are added to Wrangell's outfitter fleet.
Mark Galla, of Alaska Peak and Seas, launched a newly upgraded craft from the city dock just last week. Galla has been taking visitors up the Stikine River and to Anan Creek since 1987, going into the business full-time from 1990 on.
"It's a 30-foot Bentz jet boat, 18-passenger, two crew," he said of the craft, named Bear Necessity. The aluminum boat was manufactured by Bentz Boats, in Lewiston, Idaho. The make is a popular one among Wrangell guides, and this...