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Wildlife Safari & Bear Viewing

Tour Description

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6 ½ Hours Duration
From pick-up to drop-off
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Transportation Included
Pick-up and drop-off near the cruise pier downtown
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Bear Viewing Opportunity
This tour only operates during the salmon run for the best chances
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Food Provided
Enjoy a picnic-style snack

Get away from the crowds and into the wilderness on one of the best Skagway day tours for seeing true Alaskan wildlife! The Wildlife Safari & Bear Viewing Tour takes you through Haines, AK to the Chilkoot River Corridor for pristine wildlife opportunities surrounded by beautiful jagged peaks. A true Alaskan experience, travel with your guide through the Chilkoot Valley while they provide a thorough narrative of the plant life, geology, and abundant wildlife that make this area so special. Don't forget your cameras, you are sure to see some delights along this journey!

If you are docking in Haines rather than Skagway, please contact us for Haines pricing.

When you begin your search for bears on this Skagway day tour, be prepared for the beauty to start immediately! On your Fast Ferry ride from Skagway to Haines, you will be greeted by looming glacier-carved peaks, and perhaps even some marine wildlife. Once arriving in Haines, the Wildlife Safari & Bear Viewing experience will detour for a minute from natural delights, to show you the historic Fort Seward, Alaska's first military base. From here, you will start your journey into the Chilkoot Valley, following along the Lynn Canal where you can watch for seals, sea lions, porpoises, and even whales!

Once you reach the Chilkoot River, the excitement really begins. This river is home to a massive amount of spawning salmon, which makes it ideal for hungry bears looking for a meal. The Wildlife Safari & Bear Viewing experience gets its name from this portion of the tour, where you will find brown bears, mountain goats, eagles, river otters, and an abundance of migrating birds to delight. After getting your fill of beautiful wildlife, you will head back to the shoreline to fill your bellies with a picnic on a private beach. Finally, head to the Chilkat River to glimpse all 5 species of wild Pacific salmon (and possibly a few more bears!) before heading back to Haines for your return journey to Skagway.

Please Note: This tour does not begin operation until mid-July to maximize your potential to see bears.




The minimum age for participants is 0 years old.

In the event your cruise ship is late, delayed, or doesn't make it into port we always issue a full refund for the tour. Changes or cancellations are allowed up to 14 days prior to the tour departure with absolutely no penalty. Including 'Flex Cancel' allows cancellations and refunds up to 24-hours before the tour. Any cancellations made within 14 days of the tour departure (or within 24-hours with Flex Cancel) are nonrefundable.



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