If you have ever dreamed of seeing brown bears in the wild, then this is a must do Alaskan experience. Our trips will take guests to Pack Creek Bear Sanctuary on Admiralty Island or Waterfall Creek on Chichagof Island. Prime brown bear viewing is mid May – early June and during the active salmon run, end of July – end of August.
Brown bear viewing trips include van transportation, roundtrip floatplane transportation with Alaska Seaplanes, professional guides, healthy snacks, lunch, a souvenir water bottle, expert instruction, and top of the line gear.
From ocean to ice, Above and Beyond Alaska is thrilled to be a part of your next adventure!
Pack Creek Brown Bear Viewing
- Scenic 30-minute floatplane flight to Pack Creek Bear Sanctuary – Be sure to have your camera ready as you glide over the Tongass National Forest and look out for brown bears along shoreline before touching down in Pack Creek.
- Follow your guide to the viewing spit or observation tower – This pristine environment is located on Admiralty Island, home to the highest concentration of brown bears in the world! After an introduction to Pack Creek by the Forest Ranger, follow your guide to get the best viewing spot.
- Observe brown bears catching salmon in the creek – Brown bears may be seen at any time while ashore. The guide will direct to the best spots for photography.
Waterfall Creek Brown Bear Viewing
- Scenic 30-minute floatplane flight to Waterfall Creek – Be sure to have your camera ready as you glide over amazing landscapes and look out for marine wildlife below before touching down at Waterfall Creek.
- Follow your guide on a short hike to the viewing area, overlooking a beautiful waterfall – This is a relatively unknown, remote wilderness location that provides unmatched brown bear viewing during the peak of the salmon run, late July-August.
- Observe brown bears catching salmon in the waterfall and rapids – Brown bears may be seen at any time while ashore. The guide will direct to the best spots for viewing and photography.