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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 August 28, 2019

    So I give it a 2 but hubby gives a 3. I knew with wildlife it’s a gamble to see them but we saw nothing but the pictures in the drivers camera. He was very knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife. We only got...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank Carla M
    Reviewed August 18, 2019

    I will preface this by letting readers know we were there during a dry spell, and although it should have been peak salmon season, the salmon weren't yet running at all. The creeks were very low. You could even see the salmon jumping and waiting...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank UNC_Indy
    Reviewed August 14, 2019 via mobile

    We had high hope for this tour. We basically drove around for 3 hours and stopped 3 times for 5-8 minutes each time. No bears. The driver had the microphone on for the first part and then turned it off so he could tell his...More

    1  Thank kmmska
    Reviewed August 10, 2019

    Disappointing excursion. Only saw one bear. Spent the remaining hours just driving around looking for another one. The guide was also negative towards other guides that seemed unprofessional.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank trishnajp
    Reviewed July 26, 2019

    Such a great tour and fantastic guide! Stu shared so much of his knowledge of nature and the culture with us as well. We saw a bear, an eagle/her baby and tasted salmon-berries. He was mindful of getting us back to the ship in time...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Elizabeth G
    HoonahAK, Owner at Hoonah Travel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2019

    Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your Wilderness Tour & Brown Bear Search! Safe Travels!

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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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