Anan Creek Bear Observatory Tour

Travel by jet boat from Wrangell to see bears feeding on wild salmon.

  • Starting at: $340 / per person
  • Duration: 5.5 hours
  • Departure Time: varies (typically morning and afternoon departure available)
  • Dates: July 1 - August 30, 2020 (dependent on permits and bear sightings). Tour is not available on cruise ship days.
  • Physical Activity: Should be able to walk half-mile.
  • Child Age: 12 years minimum

Tour Overview

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 that the U.S. Forest Service limits the number of visitors to AnAn Creek with a permit system. These limited permits are assigned in October/November.

What's Included

  • Boat transfer between Wrangell and AnAn Creek
  • Services of guide
  • All taxes and fees

Required at Booking

Wrangell hotel name. Overnights in Wrangell before and after are required.

Special Terms

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; full payment due by April 15, 2020

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.

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