From Cache

Juneau Pack Creek Bear Viewing

Excursion Overview

Visit the crown jewel of the Tongass National Forest

Pack Creek Bear Viewing on Admiralty Island is the once-in-a-lifetime Alaskan activity you've been searching for. This small group adventure starts with a 25-minute scenic flight from Juneau to Admiralty Island, home to an estimated 1500 Coastal Brown Bears. Your small group, along with your expert guide, will spend the next several hours viewing bears in their natural habitat.

Pack Creek is a specially designated bear viewing site within the Kootznoowoo Wilderness of the Admiralty Island National Monument. Protected from hunting nearly 100 years ago, the Coastal Brown Bears thrive in this area. Limited permits are available to visit the area so book early. This seasonal excursion visits during the spring mating season and the late summer foraging season.

Your expert local guide has crafted a carbon-negative experience for bear viewing. Guest safety is of the utmost importance, all guests receive a safety briefing before departing Juneau. Guides carry necessary equipment including satellite communication devices, first aid kits, emergency shelter, and bear spray.

Please note: this tour is available from May 10th to June 20th and again from August 26th to September 14th

Things You Need to Know

Inclusions:

  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Roundtrip flights from Juneau to Admiralty Island for remote bear viewing
  • Healthy lunch
  • Rain gear, rubber boots, waterproof backpacks
  • Binoculars and spotting scope with tripod
  • Bear spray, permits and expert local guide

Requirements:

  • Guests on group trips should be ‘moderately’ fit. At the beach, guests will need to disembark the plane into about a foot of water on uneven ground. Once on dry land, the beach can be rough and slippery for a long distance. Guests should be able to walk on this tricky ground for up to a mile.
  • It is recommended to bring at least one camera, any vital medications, and that you dress in warm layers that can be adjusted as the weather and activity level changes
  • Do not bring scented items like food, lotions, and creams. You should not bring anything bulky that you cannot easily carry with you at all times.
  • Each guest is limited to one backpack each. You must be able to easily carry everything you bring with you.
  • Signed liability waiver
  • Minimum of 2 Required to Book
  • Guests must be ages 12 or older to participate, please advise that bear viewing is a mostly sedentary activity that requires guests to be patient and relatively quiet for long periods

Duration: 6 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)

  • 15 minutes - meet guide and transportation to seaplane
  • 25 minutes - seaplane from Juneau to Admiralty Island
  • 2.5-4 hours - bear viewing at Pack Creek
  • 25 minutes - seaplane from Juneau to Admiralty Island
  • 15 minutes - return transportation to downtown Juneau

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets near the Goldbelt Mt. Robert's Tramway building. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is not wheelchair or limited mobility accessible.

Refund Policy:

  • Due to the nature of this tour, the cancellation policy is as follows:
    All cancellations for this bear viewing tour are subject to a $75 per person fee for cancellations made for any reason.
  • Please see our Refund Policy Page for complete details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Closed-toed shoes are required on the plane. We suggest wearing warm layers, a jacket, and sunglasses. Wool and fleece layers are a smart choice as well as hat and gloves.

Every passenger gets a window seat, and a two-way headset so you can communicate with the pilot for the entire flight.

Guests must be 12 years or older to participate. Bear viewing is a mostly sedentary activity that requires us to be patient and relatively quiet for long periods.

Waterproof backpacks are provided. You should not bring anything bulky that you cannot easily carry with you at all times. Extra items can be left in our vehicle in Juneau.

Food and drinks are not permitted.

Guests on group trips should be ‘moderately’ fit. At the beach, guests will need to disembark the plane into about a foot of water on uneven ground. Once on dry land, the beach can be rough and slippery for a long distance. Bear viewing is a mostly sedentary activity that requires us to be patient and relatively quiet for long periods.

You will have a guide who is knowledgeable about the wildlife that inhabit the rainforest, and it is extremely likely that you will see bears but not guaranteed.

Gratuity is not included in the tour price. Please consider tipping your pilot and guide.

Pack Creek is a wilderness location with no facilities (shelter and bathrooms). Your group will pack out all waste and follow Leave-No-Trace Principles.

 

Guest Reviews

We do not have any review about this excursion yet.

$999.00

Best Price Guarantee!

$999.00

Duration: 6 hours

Best Price Guarantee!

Duration: 6 hours



Minimum of 2 Required to Book

Adult (1-249lbs): $999.00

Adult (250lbs+): $1,299.00

From Cache -BTN