Neet's Bay Bear Watch Expedition

Starting at
$409.99 / Person
Ketchikan, AK
Moderate Activity Level
Minimum age 2 years
3.0 hours
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This excursion is a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife expedition featuring the endearing black bears of southeast Alaska.

Depart via floatplane to Neet’s Bay, home to one of the finest bear-viewing locations in Alaska. Take a short walk down a quarter-mile, maintained wilderness road that leads you to the viewing area.

Learn, from a naturalist guide, the habits of the bear and the life cycle of their favorite meal, salmon.

View, from the secure and covered viewing area, the bears in their natural habitat of the Tongass National Forest. Possibly see other wildlife including eagles, deer, minks, martens, and seals.

Be provided with specially designed digital CD audio systems and individual headsets to enjoy your personal pilot narration and complementing music. Souvenir guidebook provided.

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  • 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.
  • Wear comfortable hiking footwear and dress warmly. Rain gear is recommended.
  • Personal bags, backpacks or large purses will not be permitted on the aircraft.
  • Access to this prime bear viewing area is restricted by U.S. Forest Service to minimize the impact and to protect the resources.
  • There is a quarter mile walk over uneven and sometimes-difficult terrain. This excursion is not recommended for guests with physical limitations.
  • Excursion operates mid July - September only. It is only available to a limited number of visitors to minimize impact on the wildlife population and to protect this fragile environment.
  • Chances of viewing wildlife on this excursion are extremely high; however, this is a wilderness excursion and wildlife cannot be guaranteed.
  • Flight time is approximately 25-30 minutes each direction, (Approximately one hour at Neets Bay).