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Bear Country and Wildlife Hike

Price: $185.00
Ages 0-4
This tour operates from July to September.
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Bear Country and Wildlife Hike

Ketchikan is located at the southernmost entrance to Alaska's network of waterways that slithers through some of the most grandiose wilderness in the world. Ketchikan Creek served as a summer fish camp for Tlingit natives.

Your guide will take you to a viewing platform overlooking waterfall deep in the forest where salmon school up. There is a 15-minute walk through the woods to access this remote location. As you arrive at the viewing area, your guide will indicate specific points of interest for you to check out some of the native plants, and native animals as you continue the search at the Herring Bay wildlife estuary.

The central Ketchikan hatchery is located on the side of this estuary and draws out resident bears for a snack of tasty salmon. Once there, make sure you keep an eye out for bears, eagles, and ravens that frequent the area for their yearly feast.

Please Note: Wildlife sightings are prevalent; however, they cannot be guaranteed. Due to the hike in the forest, this tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
2 Hours 30 Minutes
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Shore Excursion Leaves From
Ketchikan Visitors Bureau (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Bottled Water
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing sturdy hiking boots, waterproof jacket and pants, extra warm layers, gloves and hat.
Due to the hike in the forest, this tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility. Any children must have the capacity to be quiet or they will scare off any potential wildlife.
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5 StarsBear Country and Wildlife HikeSeptember 01, 2019

Reviewer: Joni Plourd
Picked up at meeting place close to ship by Carol 10 minutes early! There were only 4 of us in a luxury SUV. We were taken to a viewing area for Herring cove near the fish hatchery, but no bears at that time. We then we're driven to Ward Creek where we walked in a beautiful rain forest to waterfalls and saw salmon jumping upstream. Very peaceful and beautiful. Carol was super knowledgeable and nice. We loved this tour even though, no bears.

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