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Chichagof Island Tour: Brown Bear Search provided by Hoonah Travel Adventures

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Chichagof Island Tour: Brown Bear Search

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Look for brown bears in their natural habitat on a bus tour of Chichagof Island. The dense population of bears on the island makes this an ideal trip for tourists hoping to spot bears in the wild. Plus, traveling with a guide who knows the region and bear patterns increases your chances of spotting a bear and provides security and education you don’t get if traveling on your own.
  • You'll start at
    Hoonah Travel Adventures, LLC
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Icy Strait Brewing
  • You'll end at
    Hoonah Travel Adventures, LLC
    335 Harbor Dr, Hoonah, AK 99829, USA
    See address & details
  • Tour Chichagof Island on a bear-searching mission
  • Learn about the wildlife and landscape from your guide
  • A small-group is better for spotting bears than a larger tour
  • Relax with the security of a guide
Important Information
Departure Point
Hoonah Travel Adventures, LLC, 335 Harbor Dr, Hoonah, AK 99829, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Picks Up & Drops Off at Icy Strait Point
  • All individual seating in van, no bench seating
  • Small Group Tour - Max of 12
  • Local Native guide
  • Bottled water
  • National Park fees $5.40
  • Gratuities (Never expected always appreciated)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour Time is Departure time. Please meet 15 minutes prior at the Icy Strait Point Excursions Hub
  • Each Child on tour must be accompanied by an adult
  • No Smoking
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide ship name
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children Under the age of 8 are not permitted on this tour
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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TravelngK wrote a review Apr 2020
2 contributions
Despite how our need to cancel our next month's tour impacted your company, I truly appreciate how graciously and quickly you did so, and how you refunded my money within a couple of minutes. I look forward to taking your tour at a more opportune time.
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Date of experience: April 2020
Mel S wrote a review Oct 2019
Livermore, California38 contributions3 helpful votes
This was a really fun time! It was on my bucket list to see a bear eat a salmon and this tour allowed me to check it off! The tour guides were wonderful and communicated with each other from various areas to ensure we could see a bear! They even allowed us to stay a little
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Date of experience: August 2019
dadishin wrote a review Sep 2019
Delphos, Ohio18 contributions3 helpful votes
We were quite pleased with this excursion through such a remarkable environment. Stu Miller, a Tlingit tribal leader, was our guide. He was friendly and informative. He puts forth his best effort to locate the bears! We did see a mother and two cubs in the stream. It is an
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Date of experience: September 2019
LarryHN wrote a review Sep 2019
Osage Beach, Missouri308 contributions121 helpful votes
great trip - Stu Mills, our guide, is the cultural leader of the Raven Tribe and was outstanding..The trip was beautiful, informative and we saw a Bear which the ship tour did not see. Obviously sighting Bear is not guaranteed but Stu knew where to go and even had cleared a
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Date of experience: August 2019
Response from HoonahAK2019, Owner at Chichagof Island Tour: Brown Bear Search
Responded Sep 24, 2019
Thank you so much for booking with us and so glad you enjoyed your tour! ~ The HTA Team
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ma_golfman wrote a review Sep 2019
Appleton, WI314 contributions109 helpful votes
We had a tribal elder leading our small tour. What a fabulous way to see the area. We saw four bears, including one juvenile grizzly bear. The scenery is beautiful, and the history of the area is interesting. Great off the cruise ship tour!
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Date of experience: July 2019
Response from HoonahAK2019, Owner at Chichagof Island Tour: Brown Bear Search
Responded Sep 24, 2019
Thank you very much for booking with us! We are glad you enjoyed your tour! ~ The HTA Team
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About the operator

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By: Hoonah Travel Adventures
Impressive Wildlife
I came to Icy Strait Point, excited for some whale watching. We saw a humpback whale soon after leaving. A little l
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Amazing Small Business
We had booked the bear watch and the whale watch for this year's Alaskan Cruise. It sounded amazing and everyone wa
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Professional and Courteous!!!
In the midst of almost every business facing uncertainty my call to HTA could not have been more pleasant. The ref
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Thank you for helping us
Thank you for helping us process our cancelation due to our cruise situation. You quick reply is greatly appreciate
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An amazing experience!
We did a whale watching tour with Hoonah Travel Adventures while cruising through Alaska. Everything from booking t
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Breathtaking afternoon!
They say life is defined by the moments that take your breath away, and if thats the case, our afternoon spent on t
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Amazing experience
I saw two bears at the end of season. Guide was super knowledgeable and really interesting. Even let us stay ov
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We had a wonderful time on our tour. Stu was our guide and he was awesome. Very knowledgeable and had great stori
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Whale Watching
Despite the cold rainy weather, we saw many whales. Lots of fun and very entertaining. Guides were informative and
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Wilderness & wildlife tour
Best guide ( chief) with tears in my eyes, we observed mummy bear & her 2 cubs for over an hour , playing together,
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Andee J
The Real Hoonah
We scheduled this experience as part of a cruise trip. We were the only visitors on the trip and loved every minute
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Bear hunt
The bear hunt was amazing. We saw 3 bears. We also saw deer and bald eagle Very personalised tour, very comfortable
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keith b
Great Whale watching experience.
This was a great experience. The Captain had interesting stories to share about the Native culture, Hoonah, and him
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Truly Delightful!
As grandparents traveling with teenage grandchildren, we were pleased with our tour beyond our greatest expectation
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Whale watching
An excellent outing, the boat was in good condition, clean and tidy. The captain and crew, friendly and informative
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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