Bear, Wilderness & Wildlife Search
For an in-depth look at the Icy Strait's vast wildlife, look no further. This fun Icy Strait tour takes you through Hoonah and Tongass National Forest in search of the area's most fascinating creatures. Together with your expert guide, you'll search for the amazing animals that call the Icy Strait home. Grab your camera and embark on a unique Icy Strait adventure
Your journey starts with a quick drive through Hoonah, which is home to the local Tlingit population. During your brief trek here, you'll get a quick taste of the inhabitants' way of life. Expect to see totem poles and other cultural points of interest as you make your way toward the Tongass National Forest.
Upon arriving in Tongass National Forest, your jaw will drop at the natural beauty surrounding you. Among the attractions you may see are salmon-bearing streams and scenic hillsides adorned with native flora. The route you take through the Tongass depends on your guide and the weather. Your tour leader will determine the best viewing sites for that particular day. Regardless, you're in for a treat as you journey through the forest in search of black tail deer and brown bears. The secluded area is rife with photo opportunities, so make sure your camera is fully charged.
To embark on the ultimate Icy Strait excursion, make your reservation now. This is one Icy Strait tour you don't want to miss.
We saw 4 bears on this excursion and we got some great pictures of them A couple of them were so close it was as if you could almost reach out and touch them! Becky was a fantastic guide and was always conscious of our safety but also making sure that we had a great time.
Reviewer: Adele Cockriell
My two daughters and I took this tour with Becky in Misty Bay Lodge's van with one other couple - it was exciting! We saw 4 bears and it was so much more fun than riding 40 to a bus. She was so informative - right down to picking the berries for us that grow in that area. I would recommend this tour to everyone! It was also 'easy' as advertised as my daughter and I have some trouble walking.
Reviewer: Maria Baldizan
We had a pleasent tour with Mike Mills, a very nice person. Unluckily we didn't get to see bears but we saw an extensive wilderness area and learnt a lot about plants. We got to see some deer.
I enjoyed that there was only two families in the excursion and that the guide was able to answer all of our questions and give us individual attention.