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Chichagof Island Tour: Brown Bear Search

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    Pass By: Icy Strait Brewing, 286 Front Street, Hoonah, AK 99829

    Drink Beer & Be Merry!
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Hoonah, Hoonah, Alaska

    Traveler pickup is offered

    Icy Strait
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Picks Up & Drops Off at Icy Strait Point
    • All individual seating in van, no bench seating
    • Small Group Tour - Max of 12
    • Local Native guide
    • Bottled water
    • National Park fees $5.40
    • Gratuities (Never expected always appreciated)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Tour Time is Departure time. Please meet 15 minutes prior at the Icy Strait Point Excursions Hub
    • Each Child on tour must be accompanied by an adult
    • No Smoking
    • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide ship name
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Children Under the age of 8 are not permitted on this tour
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed July 6, 2019 via mobile

    Would of been nice to see a single bear. Go to a island that has 3600 bears. More per a population Thant anywhere else in Alaska. Don’t even see a bear.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Deniedbycrabby
    Reviewed June 27, 2019

    The drive to the bear search area is heavily wooded and very scenic! It is a gravel road that has and still is being used by logging trucks. Besides seeing the bears and learning about their habits, this stop on our cruise was not too...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Shirley S
    Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

    Amazing, true Alaskan experience! Our guide, Stu Mills, was a Tlingit tribal elder and not only was he a wealth of cultural information, but he knew exactly where to go to see those bears! Loved every minute of this awesome adventure! I highly recommend Hoonah...More

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    HoonahAK2019, Owner at Hoonah Travel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2019

    Thank you so much for your awesome review! We are so happy to be able to share Hoonah Alaska with our visitors! Thank you for your recommendation! ~ The HTA Team

    Reviewed June 8, 2019

    Me and my boyfriend did the Bear excursion when our ship the Norwegian Joy was in port in the end of May 2019. Our tour guide ( wish I could remember his name, young guy that lives there) was great!! He gave us the history...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    1  Thank Sjames28
    Reviewed May 31, 2019

    We booked this Bear watching tour instead of our ship excursion and we are really glad we did. We had a fantastic tour with Stewart, a local native Alaskan. We gained great insight into the local community and learned a lot about the culture and...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    August 2, 2019|
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    Response from Shirley S | Reviewed this property |
    I agree with bowlmeova…… our cruise ship was never late getting into port. Different times of year are better for bear viewing; check local postings for bear sightings. One thing our guide admitted is the dump is the best... More
    Steven G
    June 14, 2019|
    Response from Cristi P |
    We set up all our tours through viator, who uses locals. Just go to their website and you can filter by the date and port
    May 29, 2019|
    Response from HoonahAK | Property representative |
    If a tour is available it leaves at 4pm. What day are you arriving? It may be sold out if it is not showing available.
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