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Icy Strait Bear and Wildlife Tour

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3 Hour Duration
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From pickup to drop off
Small-Group Tour
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And away from the crowds
Brown Bear Viewing
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Likely, but not guaranteed
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Local village & remote wildnerness


This wildlife tour from Icy Strait offers the best chance of viewing Alaskan brown bears here on Chichagof Island! This area is famous for having one of the highest densities of coastal brown bears in the world, with 1-2 bears per square mile! Join your local expert guide in a comfortable 10 or 14 passenger van and travel through the Tlingit village of Hoonah to the wild coastal rainforest in search of these amazing animals. Your guide shares their wealth of knowledge on the area and the fascinating creatures that make it their home. Bears and other wildlife that are abundant here are commonly seen throughout the summer, so while we cannot guarantee that they will make an appearance during your tour, the chances are in your favor. Your guide is an expert in bear habits, movements, and favored feeding spots and knows where to go for the best opportunities to watch them. You'll explore different sites and enjoy the stunning unspoiled wilderness of the Tongass National Forest by van and by foot. In addition to wildlife viewing, you can expect to see totem poles and other points of interest as you pass through the native village and learn about the local history and Tinglits from your friendly guide.

This Icy Strait bear and wildlife tour includes pickup and drop off at a meeting point just a 5-10 minute walk from the cruise ship pier. It's the perfect choice for those looking to escape the crowds and discover the wild Alaskan wilderness, learn about the local native culture, and see the incredible wildlife in their natural habitat!

What's Included

Pick-up & Drop-off From Port
Knowledgeable Guide
Fully Enclosed & Heated Bus
Guide Gratuities
Food & Drink

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear and bring?
You will be exposed to the elements during your nature walk. Please wear comfortable water-resistant walking shoes, dress in warm layers, and bring a waterproof jacket and pants if it's raining. Weather conditions in southeast Alaska may change suddenly. Don't forget your camera and binoculars!
What if our ship is delayed or doesn't make it into port. Refund?
It's very rare that a ship is delayed into port, but in those cases, we will try our best to work with you to reschedule the tour to a later time. If that is not a possibility or your ship doesn't make it into port, we will refund you.

Know Before You Book

Minimum Age: 5 years old
Not Wheelchair Accessible
Cancel up to 14-days before the tour for a refund. No refund is available if canceled within 14-days of the tour. If for any reason your tour is canceled, or if your cruise ship's schedule changes, you will receive a refund. Refunds do not include any non-refundable fees. Contact us by phone or email to request a cancellation.

Quick Facts

Icy Strait Point

3h 00min

Guest Rate

Itinerary • 3h 00min • 2 activities

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Upon arriving at Icy Strait Point, you'll meet your guides at the Excursion Hub, either taking a short walk or hopping on a gondola to reach them, depending on your cruise dock.

15 minutes
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Your local, expert guides will take you on a tour of Chichagof Island, searching the most common bear viewing spots. To increase your chances of finding a bear, you will stop at several locations throughout the tour, with your guide sharing local information as you go.

2 hours 30 minutes