Your Prince of Wales Bear Viewing Tour begins with a scenic flightseeing experience as you travel from Revillagigedo Island to the neighboring Prince of Wales Island. Your pilot will narrate this stunning experience as you fly over the sprawling Tongass national Rainforest & Inside Passage. And feel free to ask any questions that come up, the headset goes two ways! Upon touching down and docking, your Alaska Bear Guide will greet you for the following portions of the tour, including the short drive that follows along a US Forest Service Road to the Dog Salmon Creek Observatory.
As you arrive at the viewing area, you will take a short but scenic walk through the rainforest along which your guide will pause to check out some of the native plants of the Tongass, before emerging on the viewing platform with a view of Dog Salmon Creek. Here, with the Ketchikan salmon run in full swing, your guide will aid you in spotting the black bears, eagles, and ravens that frequent the area for their yearly feast! To preserve this beautiful habitat, daily permits are extremely limited, so you are sure to have an intimate and unforgettable experience viewing Alaska’s native wildlife on the Prince of Wales Bear Viewing Tour.
This tour operates from late July to mid-September for optimal bear viewing conditions during the Ketchikan salmon run. Please note: that while this tour is designed to operate during peak bear season and there is a high chance of sightings, we cannot guarantee wildlife sightings on this tour.
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