Wrangell, Alaska, US
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Approximately 5 Hours
View black and brown bear in their natural habitat as they feed on abundant wild salmon. This outing that offers world-class wildlife viewing in the company of a naturalist guide.
Only sixty privileged guests per day are allowed to visit Anan Creek -- a special place where eagles soar and bears come out to feast on the roving buffet of salmon swimming upstream to spawn. North America's largest land carnivore and thousands of returning salmon put on a natural pageant that is not to be missed.
Your day begins with a scenic trip by covered, heated jet-boat to the Observatory Trail Head. Seals, dolphins and occasional orca and humpback whales feed on herring, smelt and sand lance in the bays and currents.
On land, your guide leads you through primordial rain forest and around a lagoon to the waterfalls of Anan Creek. A front-row seat awaits you to observe bear catching numerous wild salmon, teaching their young to hunt and interacting in the complex hierarchy of bear behavior. The eagle 'show' is an added bonus, as these mighty birds of prey soar overhead.
Keep an eye out on the trail for other forest animals attracted to this rich food source.
Please note: Minimum age is 9 years. Minimum height is 36"; Maximum weight is 300 lbs. Although children will enjoy the tour, they must be well managed and able and willing to follow the guide's directions fully. Not advisable for guests with mobility or vision limitations. There are basic outhouse facilities at the trailhead and the observatory platform.