Wrangell, Alaska, US
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Approximately 5 Hours
Meals not included
The Anan Bear & Wildlife Observatory makes for a natural adventure in bear viewing. Travel by covered, heated boat the thirty-five miles to Anan via the Eastern Passage. This is a beautiful boat ride in the protected waters between Wrangell Island and the mainland.
Beginning in July, pink salmon arrive at Anan creek to spawn, naturally attracting brown and black bears, bald eagles and harbor seals.
Arriving at Anan, you will offload at the trailhead and meet US Forest Service personnel, who will provide a brief orientation. Your guide will interpret local flora and fauna as you walk to the observation platform, about 20 minutes over a rustic trail -- just over a half-mile more than 300 stairs) with bridges over waterways. You will watch for bears in their natural habitat as they go about their bear business largely unaware of your presence.
Every visit is different as nature unfolds in its own way.
Please note: Participants must be in good health, in good physical condition and have no mobility limitations. Several portions of the trail are unimproved and stepping over roots is required. The trail can be slippery. There is no dock at the trailhead -- you must disembark the boat on a rocky shoreline and tide level changes conditions. At low tide the rocks are slippery. All guides are local Wrangell residents with extensive wilderness experience. Wear sturdy, non-skid, water-resistant walking shoes. Guests need to be 9 years of age or older.