Ketchikan, Alaska, US
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Approximately 4½ Hours
Meals not included
Ready for a genuine Alaskan bear encounter? This trip to Neets Bay offers beautiful scenery and a wealth of wildlife, including bears.
Your day begins with a narrated motorcoach ride to the pier. You’ll board a 36-passenger boat and set out for adventure toward the Neets Bay Bear Observatory. This pristine wilderness area is limited to a small number of visitors annually. The splendor of the Tongass National Forest is breathtaking, offering numerous photo opportunities. Keep a keep eye out for whales, eagles and sea lions during the one-hour scenic cruise to the observatory.
Southeast Alaska is home to thousands of black bears, who stake their claim near salmon-spawning streams. Near the base of such a stream, learn about the habitat you’re about to explore and the bears you’ll observe. Enjoy the serenity of the lush forest and a chance to spot smaller woodland creatures from the well-maintained forest trail as you walk to the viewing platform.
Questions? Great! Your guide has all the answers about these majestic ursine mammals and will share his/her knowledge. Breathtaking photo ops document your co-existence with these incredible creatures in their own habitat. You may even see the bears teaching their young to fish or relaxing after a meal of fresh pink salmon. Nothing compares to being near these beautiful creatures in the wild.
Please note: Bottled water and light snacks are included. The walking trail is gravel and earth with roots, steps, rocks and water channels, making the surface uneven. Wear sturdy non-skid walking shoes. It is essential that you wear warm, layered clothing to fully enjoy and participate in this excursion; outer layer should be waterproof and windproof. Bring gloves, a warm hat and a scarf. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair or for those with mobility limitations. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed.