Welcome to Pack Creek Bear Tours
A Program of Alaska Bear Country Guides
June 2015 Update: After a stunning May of good weather and great bear viewing, our hot, dry spring resulted in much less visible bear activity the past two weeks. However, the end of June is seeing cooler, wetter weather, which is good for both bears and salmon! We anticipate the first chum (also called Keta) salmon entering the creek before the end of June. With a maximum group size of just 5 people plus a private naturalist-guide, we are fairly booked up for the month of July, although often one space is available still. August has more availability, and good viewing usually continues until Sept. 10-15. You can check availability on our Book It tab by entering date and group size, or just give a call to 907-209-5432.
The Pack Creek Bear Sanctuary is one of Alaska’s most accessible, and yet most wild, bear viewing areas. A 25-minute scenic float plane ride from the capital city of Juneau is all it takes to explore what the Tlingit Indians call Kootznoowoo, or Fortress of the Bears. The Pack Creek Bear Tour is a premium package that allows just 2-5 people each day from mid-May to mid-September the opportunity to explore some of the most prime bear country on earth and to observe these amazing animals in their natural surroundings.
- 25-minute floatplane flight from Juneau’s International Airport to a remote beach at the edge of the Sanctuary;
- five-six hours spent exploring a half mile of estuarine bear habitat, with an optional one mile interpretive hike on a moderate trail through pristine old growth forest to an observation tower above the creek;
- maximum of five participants on every tour;
- guided by longtime Alaskan professional naturalists specializing in bear behavior and temperate rain forest natural history;
- fully outfitted, with rubber boots, rain gear (if needed), day pack, binoculars, and healthy lunch with snacks;
- 98% success rate for seeing between 2 – 12 wild bears from early May to early September, which is perhaps the longest season and best chance for observing Brown Bear anywhere in Alaska.
For information on prices and reservations, click here or on the Book It tab above.
If you are traveling by private yacht or chartering a boat through the Inside Passage, Alaska Bear Country Guides can also fly to your vessel and bring you to Pack Creek, or to one of many other salmon watersheds on the ABC Islands of Admiralty, Baranof and Chichagof where some of the highest densities of brown bear can be found anywhere in the world. We can also provide a naturalist-guide to stay on board your vessel for one or more days to provide natural history interpretation, guide a sea kayak outing, or take your family or group ashore to explore bear country wherever you are anchored.
For information, call 907-209-5432 or click here.