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Chichagof Island Tour: Brown Bear Search

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    Pass By: Icy Strait Brewing, 286 Front Street, Hoonah, AK 99829

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    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    We had high hope for this tour. We basically drove around for 3 hours and stopped 3 times for 5-8 minutes each time. No bears. The driver had the microphone on for the first part and then turned it off so he could tell his...More

    Thank kmmska
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Disappointing excursion. Only saw one bear. Spent the remaining hours just driving around looking for another one. The guide was also negative towards other guides that seemed unprofessional.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank trishnajp
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Such a great tour and fantastic guide! Stu shared so much of his knowledge of nature and the culture with us as well. We saw a bear, an eagle/her baby and tasted salmon-berries. He was mindful of getting us back to the ship in time...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Elizabeth G
    HoonahAK, Owner at Hoonah Travel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your Wilderness Tour & Brown Bear Search! Safe Travels!

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    This is a tour we booked before arriving on our cruise ship and we could not have been more pleased. We booked the last tour of the day in hopes of there being a greater chance of seeing a bear. Stu was our guide and...More

    1  Thank 607randerson
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Brandon met us at the Icy Strait visitors center. he was there before we were. we arrived Early as requested. The 2 native armed guards made me feel more comfortable since the mountain nearby was full of bears and thats what we came for. Not...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    August 2, 2019|
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    Response from Shirley S | Reviewed this property |
    I agree with bowlmeova…… our cruise ship was never late getting into port. Different times of year are better for bear viewing; check local postings for bear sightings. One thing our guide admitted is the dump is the best... More
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    Steven G
    June 14, 2019|
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    Response from cristipayton |
    We set up all our tours through viator, who uses locals. Just go to their website and you can filter by the date and port
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    May 29, 2019|
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    Response from HoonahAK | Property representative |
    If a tour is available it leaves at 4pm. What day are you arriving? It may be sold out if it is not showing available.
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