Wild Coast Excursions Bear Viewing

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Wild Coast Excursions offers nearly two decades of expertise in guiding bear viewing tours

Wild Coast Excursions offers nearly two decades of expertise in guiding bear viewing tours

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime Alaskan wildlife adventure with Wild Coast Excursions! “Bear” witness to the largest concentration of brown bears anywhere in the world on a guided trip to Admiralty and Chichagof Islands in the Tongass National Forest. These world-class bear-viewing locations are uniquely accessible; just a short flight from Juneau, and Wild Coast’s daily small-group trips are scheduled to work for cruise ship guests and independent travelers alike!

Bear Viewing in the Tongass National Forest

Begin with an incredibly scenic, 25-40 minute seaplane flight from Juneau to the bear-viewing location in season—Pack Creek, Waterfall Creek, or another unique and world-class location within the Tongass National Forest.

Your plane will taxi up to the beach, and with your expert local guide leading the way, you’ll find the ideal place to safely watch the bears. For the next few hours, your group and guide will observe these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat, learning about their social hierarchy, life cycles, and environment, as they eat, mate, and play!

Guests can take advantage of the provided binoculars and spotting scope for even closer views of the bears. All guests get a waterproof backpack, rubber boots, and rain gear so you’ll be comfortable on this all-weather experience. Expert local guide, permits, lunch from a local cafe, and all transportation are also included.

In addition to the bears, groups frequently see marine mammals, eagles, shorebirds, and other Alaskan wildlife. Your guide will fill you in on the flora and fauna all around you, as well as the history and deeply rooted cultures of the area. You’ll come away with a deeper understanding of these noble and powerful animals—and of course, some great photos!

Fly from Juneau by seaplane, landing directly where the bears roam, and discover Alaska’s majestic wildlife through the expert eyes of local guides.

Fly from Juneau by seaplane, landing directly where the bears roam, and discover Alaska’s majestic wildlife

Private Tours Available

Groups looking for a more exclusive or custom experience can easily book a private trip with Wild Coast. Frequent customizations include departures from locations outside of Juneau, trip times, trip lengths, and extra flightseeing over the incredible glaciers of the Juneau Icefield. Private trips are also an excellent option for those with mobility challenges or younger children.

Environmentally Responsible

Wild Coast Excursions is part of a new generation of regenerative tour business that is extraordinarily committed to Alaska’s communities and environment. All trips have a net-positive impact on the environment by being 125% Carbon-Negative! A first in Alaska. Wild Coast Excursions is also Juneau’s only member of the “1% for the Planet” program, meaning that 1% of all trip sales is donated to important community and environmental causes.

About Wild Coast Excursions

Owner and lead guide Peter Nave is a lifelong Alaskan from Juneau, and has been a guide for almost 20 years. He personally guides most trips, and guests will appreciate his many years in the field, passion for leading guests on unforgettable experiences, and his knowledge of the Tongass. Peter has guided around the world, but started Wild Coast with his wife Katie to bring industry leading responsibility and quality to the world-class destination that is the Tongass National Forest.

Getting There

Latitude: 58.29643982
Longitude: -134.40136259
  • Cruise & Downtown Hotel Guests: Meet at the “C” sign at the base of the Mt. Robert’s team downtown. It’s between the tram and Taku Smokeries/Twisted Fish.
  • Non-Downtown Hotel Guests: Wild Coast Excursions will pick you up at your hotel.
  • If You Have a Car: Bear viewing guests can meet at Ward Air and heli hiking guests can meet at Coastal Helicopters.
Driving Directions

Prices & Dates

Season Early-May to Mid-September
Duration 5.5-6.5 hours Door to Door; the goal is 3–4 hours on-site with the bears
Rates Group Bear Viewing // $999 per person
Private Bear Viewing // Start at $999 per person

Wild Coast Excursions Bear Viewing

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