Bear Watching (Admiralty Island) – located just south of Juneau, Admiralty Island is home to an estimated 1,600 brown bears, earning the island’s nickname the “Fortress of Bears”. Many of these bears can be seen at Pack Creek Bear Sanctuary.
Bear tours can be via a scenic floatplane ride to the island or with a guided overnight kayaking tour. Hiring a professional guide is the best way to experience this unique adventure. They can help you secure the necessary permits and arrange transportation, as well as share fascinating knowledge about the brown bears and other native wildlife.
Pack Creek Bear Tours (www.packcreekbeartours.com) is the best known tour outfit that conduct such excursions. Check their website for updated rates.