Welcome to Pack Creek Bear Tours
A Program of Alaska Bear Country Guides

November 2015 Update Early planners- this is a good month to contact us to help you plan the best time for a Pack Creek visit!

Call 907-209-5432 or email ken@bearcountryguides.com.

Reservations for the 2016 season are available online under the Book It tab. Trips will operate to Pack Creek daily from May 6-September 12, with a “vacation” (ours, not yours!) from June 12-21 – this is the period least likely to see bears at low elevation. But May and early June is often a fascinating time to come, as bears emerge from hibernation ready to feed, mate, and raise their new young. (See the video link below, which was filmed in May.)

With a maximum group size of just 5 people plus a private naturalist-guide in our own 6-seat aircraft, we operate one of the most personalized trips in all of Alaska! We place a high premium on not just trying to see bears in the wild, but on the entire experience of being in the Wilderness in a small group. Explore this website, or just give a call to ask questions: 907-209-5432; or email ken@bearcountryguides.com.

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 early-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.

Tour highlights:

  • 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 a 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.

Yacht and Charter Boat Services

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.