Anan Creek is located in Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska, 35 miles south of Wrangell. A 45 to 60-minute jet boat ride will bring you from Wrangell through the Eastern Passage to Anan Creek. Seals, Stellar sea lions, dolphins and the occasional Orca whale feed on herring and smelt found along the route. On arrival, walk the rainforest trail (1/2-mile) to the observatory platform. Here the guide will give a bear safety briefing. The multi-level observatory platform provides excellent opportunities for viewing black and brown bears fishing 30 feet below you and across the river. Time spent at the platform is determined by the guide based on local conditions, typically 2.5 hours. Usually the total length of the excursions including boat transfers is approx. 5.5 hours.
Please note there are limited U.S. Forest Service permits available throughout the summer. Additional permits may be added in January/March. Depending on available permits, we may have to keep a reservation pending until further permits are allocated.
Wrangell hotel name. Overnights in Wrangell before and after are required.
Children need to be at least 12 years to participate in this tour. There is a 6 person minimum for this tour to operate.
Special Deposit Policy: 50% required at the time of reservation
Special Cancellation Fee: up to 61 days prior: 30%; 60 - 31:days prior: 60%; 30-0 days: 100%. If tour is cancelled due to weather, $50 per person is non-refundable.