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All necessary equipment included
Close encounter with wildlife
Fully narrated tour
Led by a local guide
Small group ensures personal service
Likely to Sell Out
Free snacks included
Choice of several departures throughout the day
Free port pickup and drop-off included
Make the most of your cruise stop in Juneau and head to Admiralty Island to visit the Pack Creek Brown Bear Viewing Area, known as the ‘Fortress of the Bears’ by the indigenous Tlingit people. This protected habitat has the largest brown bear population in the world (four times as many brown bears as Yellowstone National Park!).
Just as exciting as the bears themselves is the route you’ll take to get to them. Your guide will pick you up from the cruise port in Juneau and drive you to your floatplane for a scenic 25-minute flight over the scenic Tongass National Forest and the Inside Passage to Windfall Island. Next, board a kayak and paddle through Windfall Harbor with your small group to Admiralty Island, observing the beautiful scenery (and possibly bears) along that way!
When you get there, your guide takes you to the best spot to view the bears – climb to the lookout towers and see brown bears romping in the meadows, or head to the secret alcoves and observe the bears catching salmon and swimming in the creeks, rivers and streams!
Due to the limited number of permits, this exclusive opportunity will sell out quickly!
30 minutes - Van ride from Downtown Juneau to floatplane
25 minutes - Floatplane flight from Juneau
1.5 hours - Kayak orientation and kayak adventure
3 hours - Brown bear viewing
30 minutes - Kayak back to the floatplane
25 minutes - Floatplane flight back to Juneau
30 minutes - Transport back to Downtown Juneau
Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to the Juneau port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-ofcall. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
All necessary equipment
Round-trip transportation via van and floatplane
Rain gear, jackets and rubber boots provided - please advise supplier of sizing
Snacks (bagels, water, granola and more) and bottled water
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
You must include the following in the comments section when booking: raingear & shoe sizes for each passenger, (for adult men and women, S-XXL and youth, S-L) and any pertinent medical information
At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking
Maximum weight per person is 250 pounds (113 kilograms)
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
A maximum of 10 people per booking (5 to 1, passenger to guide ratio)
Minimum age is 12 years
Operates in all weather conditions
Missed port or late ship arrival: You will be issued a full refund in the event that your ship does not make it to port in time for the start of your tour or activity. You will also be issued a full refund for tours and activities cancelled due to a ship’s inability to get into port
There is a $50 non-refundable booking fee once this trip is reserved. This is non-refundable for any reason, including weather cancellations
For cruise ship passengers and clients staying in the downtown area, the centralized meeting location is the “C” Sign located between Taku Smokeries (Green Building) and the Mt. Roberts Tramway. (Please have clients look for a person holding a sign with “Above & Beyond Alaska”.)
*Clients staying at major hotels in the Mendenhall Valley may be picked up directly from their hotel.
*Clients off cruise ships docking at the AJ Dock with 30 minutes or less between their ship’s arrival time and trip departure time will be picked up directly from the AJ Dock