Alaska Bear Adventure

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$399.99 / Person
Ketchikan AK
Moderate Activity Level
Minimum age 2 years
3.0 hours
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Take part in this unique wildlife experience available only to a small number of visitors.

Take off by floatplane and enjoy a unique wildlife experience available only to a small number of visitors.

Listen to a narrative from your bush pilot as he takes you on an approximate 20 minute flight to a remote location in the Tongass National Forest noted for its salmon rich streams.

See where few forest locations in North America offer the wildlife viewing opportunities found here.

Land and be met by an Alaskan naturalist, and be driven one mile by van along a forest road to the head, a quarter-mile guided hike along the improved trail leads to a viewing platform overlooking a beautiful salmon spawning stream.

Watch for wildlife along the way as your guide identifies the rich variety of vegetation that flourishes in this rich rain-forest environment. In addition to black bears, Sitka black-tailed deer, bald eagles, minks, and martens frequent the area. Wildlife sightings are frequent; however, they cannot be guaranteed.

Look down from a viewing platform on to fast moving rapids, an area where black bears gather to feed on runs of pink, coho and chum salmon, as they head upstream to spawn. See bald eagles perched in the surrounding trees waiting for the fish scraps left by the bears.

Note: Comfortable hiking footwear and waterproof outerwear recommended; bottled water will be provided. 

Access to this prime bear viewing area is restricted by U.S. Forest Service to minimize the impact and to protect the resources. 

This tour operates approximately mid July - September.

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Notes

  • Infants are considered up to 23 months and may sit on the parents lap. Children, 2 years of age and older, are required, by FAA regulations, to have their own seat and are therefore required to have a ticket purchased for them.
  • Note: Comfortable hiking footwear and waterproof outerwear recommended; bottled water will be provided. 
  • Access to this prime bear viewing area is restricted by U.S. Forest Service to minimize the impact and to protect the resources. 
  • This tour operates approximately mid July - September.