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Icy Strait Shore Excursion: We're going on a bear hunt!

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    What to Expect
    National Geographic have named the area as the  "Bear Island", this tour offers you the highest concentration of bears in the world at 1-2 brown bears per square mile. To get the most from your tour ashore this is offered as a small group tour making it more enjoyable.

    The Island offers ten different kinds of edible berries along with a stunning view of a muskeg, viewing an old growth forest, and possible chances of viewing the king of the island: brown bears.

    Using information on current bear movements, their feeding habits, and the temperature throughout the day, there are short stops at key points to scope out an amazing view of these captivating creatures. Our well renowned guides will share information about the area and the Tlingit Native population.

    During the tour you are pretty much guaranteed to see a host of other wildlife that are quite often spotted during our tours, including mink, marten, bald eagles, sea birds, red squirrels, otter, beaver, ducks, and Sitka black-tail deer. So be sure to bring your camera.

    Please note: Wildlife sightings can never be guaranteed. However, this tour can re-position quickly, and there is a much higher chance of sightings with our small group tour than any other slow moving large tour groups.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Icy Strait Port- A 5 minute walk from the cruise tender pier (details will be provided with your voucher)
    Departure Time
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.

    5/1/2019 - 9/30/2019Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    5/1/2020 - 9/30/2020Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Return Details
    Icy Strait port
    • Driver/guide
    • Local guide
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    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 3 weeks ago

    We didn’t see any bears but if they had been there we wouldn’t have seen them because we were driving so fast. A long drive with lots of trees.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Justdoit121
    Reviewed August 13, 2019

    I think this is now called Alaska Shore Excusions Icy Strait Exclusive Wildlife and Bear Search Tour. We had a fabulous experience on our bear and wildlife tour. We went out with Hotshot as our driver and he knew so much about the area and...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank asm284
    Reviewed July 4, 2019

    We had a very nice guide who attempted to find us bears during our 4-plus hour tour. Although we spent a long time looking for bears, we regretfully did not see any wildlife during this long excursion. I think it was probably a little too...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank heathertraveler2019
    Reviewed June 24, 2019

    Levi gave us a nice tour of the island and we were lucky to see three bears. Had we not, it would have been a disappointing day.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Marty B
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