Sitka, Alaska, US
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Approximately 3½ Hours
Enjoy a fully narrated motorcoach tour to Fortress of the Bear, a working rehabilitation center for orphaned brown bears. The facility is presently home to eight bears of various ages. While you are observing them, the onsite interpretive staff will tell you about the animals, and the remarkable story of the couple who established the rescue facility.
Then, take to the water onboard an excursion boat to explore a glacier-carved fjord. Along the way, you will step ashore at a remote Alaskan homestead where your wilderness guides will share knowledge the original inhabitants of southeast Alaska have used to thrive here for thousands of years. Enjoy spectacular views of the bay from the beach or while sitting around the campfire, complete with s’mores and cocoa.
Back aboard your expedition craft, you will cruise north in search of Steller sea lions and other species of wildlife common to the area. At Sawmill Creek, you will transfer to a waiting coach to continue your exploration of the area by road.
Please note: Some walking on mostly-level surfaces between modes of transportation and at all venues. Guests must negotiate a couple of steps with minimal assistance to embark and disembark transportation. Be sure to bring a rain jacket, wear layered clothing, and comfortable walking shoes.