Your Black Bear & Wildlife Exploration begins with pick up at the cruise docks and a scenic narrated drive along the coast to the 40-acre reserve at Herring Cove. There are a few excursions Ketchikan offers at this location, but your exclusive tour takes you to a private area reserved for bear viewing. Your naturalist guide leads you on a nature walk through the rainforest, sharing knowledge of the local flora and fauna, before arriving at the raised boardwalk that overlooks the salmon-filled creek. Besides black bears, you're likely to see Bald eagles and seals along the nearby tidal estuary! Make sure your camera is ready to capture the stunning Alaskan wildlife!
After your bear watching concludes, you'll have the opportunity to visit the Alaska Raptor Center! This sanctuary provides rescue and rehabilitation for these incredible birds of prey, and you'll be able to see them up close and personal! Additionally, explore the historic Herring Bay Lumber Company Sawmill, Tsimshian totem pole park, and the general store for unique Alaskan souvenirs. This is all included in your 3¼ hour Black Bear & Wildlife Exploration! With return transportation back to the cruise ship docks, you'll be left with time in your day to partake in other excursions Ketchikan offers or check out the sights downtown.
The Black Bear & Wildlife Exploration is the most easily accessible bear viewing excursion Ketchikan offers. If you'd prefer an exclusive bear tour in Ketchikan that includes a float plane ride, take a look at the Neets Bay Bear Watch & Flightseeing. Interested in more Alaskan wildlife tours along the Inside Passage? Check out the Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier Tour in Juneau & the Wildlife Safari & Bear Viewing in Skagway!
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