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Exclusive Pack Creek Bear Viewing from Juneau

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Juneau, United States
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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Go deep into the Alaskan wilderness to a protected wildlife site with the highest concentration of brown bears in the world. This bucket-list day trip to Pack Creek Brown Bear Viewing Area includes a floatplane flight over Tongass National Forest and a kayak paddle through Windfall Harbor. An informative guide takes your small group of no more than 10 people into the woods to observe brown bears romping in the meadows and catching salmon in rivers. The Pack Creek Brown Bear Viewing Area issues a limited number of visitation permits, exclusively to tour operators. Avoid disappointment by booking this tour well in advance.
  • Full-day exclusive Alaska bear viewing adventure in Pack Creek from Juneau
  • See brown bears in their natural habitat at the Pack Creek Brown Bear Viewing Area
  • Kayak to Admiralty Island, the location of the viewing area
  • Enjoy two scenic floatplane rides over Alaska's Inside Passage
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people ensures a more personalized experience
  • Limited number of permits—likely to sell out!
  • Hotel and cruise ship terminal transport, gear, snack, and bottled water included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

An exclusive visitor permit grants access to secluded bear viewing locations via kayak and float plane rides.
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Certified guide
All necessary equipment
Round-trip transportation via van and floatplane
Rain gear, jackets and rubber boots provided - please advise supplier of sizing
Snacks (bagels, water, granola and more)
National Park fees
Bottled water
Lunch
Gratuities

Departure Point

Mount Roberts Tramway, 490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
For cruise ship passengers and clients staying in the downtown area, the centralized meeting location is the “C” Sign located between Taku Smokeries (Green Building) and the Mt. Roberts Tramway. (Please have clients look for a person holding a sign with “Above & Beyond Alaska”.)
*Clients staying at major hotels in the Mendenhall Valley may be picked up directly from their hotel.
*Clients off cruise ships docking at the AJ Dock with 30 minutes or less between their ship’s arrival time and trip departure time will be picked up directly from the AJ Dock.

Ports

  • Juneau Alaska


Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Embark on an Alaskan wilderness adventure on this small-group day trip to the Pack Creek Brown Bear Viewing Area, a protected wildlife site located on Admiralty Island. Also known as the ‘Fortress of the Bears’ by the indigenous Tlingit people, Pack Creek boasts the highest concentration of brown bears in the world. Enjoy personalized attention on this small-group tour, with one guide for every five people.

After morning pickup by van from your Juneau hotel or the port, kick off your tour with a floatplane flight over Tongass National Forest and the Inside Passage. Land on Windfall Island, where you’ll receive a safety briefing for your kayaking journey through Windfall Harbor. Paddle your way to the mouth of Pack Creek on Admiralty Island.

Secure your kayak and follow your guide’s lead to prime viewing locations to observe grizzly and brown bears in their natural habitat. Scamper up lookout towers to see bears playing in meadows, and head over to creeks and streams to see them swimming or catching salmon.

Enjoy plenty of time watching bears before you return by kayak back to the floatplane. Your tour ends with van transport back to the original departure point.

Please note: Visitors to the Pack Creek Brown Bear Viewing Area must have a permit, which is limited in number and provided to tour operators only. As permits sell out quickly, make sure to book this tour well in advance.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Pack Creek on Admiralty Island
The Pack Creek Bear Sanctuary on Admiralty Island is home to the densest concentration of brown bears in the world. Come join us for exploring this "Fortress of the Bears" in remote wild Alaska.
Duration: 8 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Above & Beyond Alaska
Our warehouse location is available for luggage storage, bathrooms, and resources.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • You must include the following in the comments section when booking: raingear & shoe sizes for each passenger, (for adult men and women, S-XXL and youth, S-L) and any pertinent medical information
  • Maximum weight per person is 250 pounds (113 kilograms)
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking (5 to 1, passenger to guide ratio)
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions
  • There is a $50 non-refundable booking fee once this trip is reserved. This is non-refundable for any reason, including weather cancellations
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Above and Beyond Alaska

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Exclusive Pack Creek Bear Viewing from Juneau?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

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This experience was the most...
Brian S
, Aug 2017
This experience was the most memorable of anything I have done. Stacy made this trip safe and enjoyable for my wife and myself.
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Only one word: AMAZING! This was a...
Take me away
, Sep 2012
Only one word: AMAZING! This was a great company to deal with. Corey was a fantastic guide and pretty good photographer! Would highly recommend this tour. Not only did we see bears, but we had a float plane trip and kayak included. Magical day.
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This was an amazing day tour, the...
TravelTammy
, Jul 2012
This was an amazing day tour, the kayaking was fun, and getting to see the grizzlies was great. We were also lucky to get to see another 12+ grizzlies as we were flying back at the end of the night including babies. We had two fun and informational tour guides. This is a tour that I would highly recommend to others.
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