Enjoy a private tour of the Tongass National Rainforest and Revillagigedo Island in a deluxe H2 vehicle. Explore multiple venues with your group and customize them to your liking.
Expedition Black Bear
- Traitor's Cove
Observe Wildlife On A Ketchikan Bear Viewing Tour
Your Six-Pack licensed captain guides you on a saltwater safari through the Tongass Narrows, Clover Passage, and temperate rainforest to Traitor’s Cove or Neets Bay, navigating the vessel on a path of scenic sanctuaries, stunning bays, and inlets, and past a majestic lighthouse seeking marine and coastal wildlife viewing opportunities along the way.
Quite often we’re able to observe the captivating behavior of whales breaching and tail-slapping, revere bear trails and salmon streams, and marvel at bald eagles feasting on salmon leftovers from the bears foraging.
Your captain/guide is well equipped and very familiar with travel in bear country, as well as knowledgeable about local flora, fauna, and wildlife that inhabit the rainforest.
In mid-summer and early fall when the salmon arrive to spawn, Margaret Creek in Traitor’s Cove is host to a high concentration of black bears making it the perfect place for Ketchikan, Alaska bear tours.
Traitor’s Cove is located 26 miles north of Ketchikan and approximately 60 – 70 minutes (one way) by boat. At Traitor’s Cove dock your adventure continues as you drive 1.25 miles by private van to the Margaret Creek trailhead. From here you continue on a short 250-yard walk along a rainforest trail to the bear viewing falls.
At Neets Bay black bears line the shore catching as many protein-rich salmon as they can. Watching them fish and interact with each other in a natural setting is an amazing experience. Keep an eye out as you may also spot Sitka black-tailed deer, mink, marten, and seals that populate the area.
While wildlife is abundant, sightings are not guaranteed.
A 30’ aluminum chambered boat with twin Honda 250 outboards, deluxe seating, oversize windows, generous observation deck, heated cabin, restroom, life jackets, and great visibility for memorable photos.
- Four-person minimum
- Seating up to 6 passengers
- Tour duration is 4.5 hours
When exploring Alaska, please consider packing clothing items that can be layered including a lightweight shirt, sweater, and jacket allowing you to adapt to varying temperatures. Lightweight raingear, waterproof hiking shoes, hat, and gloves should be considered as well. Binoculars are provided to enhance wildlife viewing opportunities.
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