Journey from Icy Strait Point into the wilds of Chichagof Island as you explore the Spasski River Valley in search of local wildlife. The Spasski River Valley is famous for having one of the highest densities of coastal brown bears in the world! Your local guide will narrate as your bus travels through the Tlingit village of Hoonah and out into coastal rainforest and muskegs. Watch for bald eagles, Sitka black-tailed deer and the Alaska coastal brown bears that could be anywhere along the road. Once you arrive in the river valley, you will accompany your guide down a gravel path and boardwalks across a muskeg to viewing platforms positioned over the lower Spasski River. Along the way, your guide will describe and explain the delicate rainforest ecology. This area is great for bird-watching and the Spasski River is an active salmon stream.
Please dress warmly and wear comfortable walking shoes. Please note that bear-sightings are not guaranteed. While they are commonly spotted throughout the summer, this is a true wilderness area and 100% unscripted. Do remember to bring your cameras and binoculars!