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Pack Creek Bear Tours

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Juneau, AK, USA
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About Pack Creek Bear Tours
A personalized, small-group bear watching experience. Visit Pack Creek on a full day guided tour or Waterfall Creek on a half day trip. Trips are limited to 2-5 guests plus one highly experienced bear viewing guide/naturalist. We include a spectacular float plane flight from the Juneau Airport, all the gear and extra clothing needed, a hearty lunch, optional one mile hike through old growth forest to an observation tower, and necessary permits. Watch brown bears in May as they emerge from hibernation, congregate for the annual salmon run
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Laura R wrote a review Aug 2021
Corvallis2 contributions2 helpful votes
We had an amazing time viewing Alaska Brown Bears during our Waterfall Creek Bear Tour. We watched bears nonstop during our entire 3 hour visit! Maia was an incredible guide and Dan did a great job getting us on a flight the next day after our original flight was canceled due to weather. This was a wildlife experience we will never forget and highly recommend the tour!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Sierra Hastings wrote a review Aug 2021
Salt Lake City, Utah9 contributions3 helpful votes
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I booked a trip with Pack Creek Bear Tours to see the brown bears at Admiralty Island for early August, and I could not recommend it more if you're in the Juneau area. The day of our trip, visibility wasn't looking great (the Juneau area is a large temperate rainforest, so this is something to prepare for) but Dan was great about managing expectations and keeping me updated about the status of the trip. Luckily, the clouds cleared up enough for us to fly out, and I am so glad that it did! Our guide, Brooke, was so great about making sure our group knew what to expect and how to behave respectfully in our viewing area so as to not stress the bears out, and throughout the viewing she shared her knowledge and insights about the bears we saw. While we were in the viewing area, we saw 10 bears, including several mommas and their cubs. Throughout the entire trip, I felt safe, informed, and above all - beyond grateful to be able to experience these magnificent creatures in their space. Pack Creek does an incredible job of sharing this experience with their guests. If you've ever wanted to feel submerged in magic, book a trip out to Admiralty with Pack Creek - it's an experience you'll never forget.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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LoveTravel321506 wrote a review Jun 2021
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I never imagined seeing bears in their own habitat and to watch 6 bears for an entire afternoon was amazing. It actually took several days to digest the whole experience! We were lucky enough to even see momma bear nurse her two cubs and so much more. Sol (our guide) & Jane (Fish and Game) were extremely knowledgeable, friendly and patient, perfect for the situation. The flight to and from Pack Creek was spectacular, the weather couldn’t have been better!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from Dan K, General Manager at Pack Creek Bear Tours
Responded Jul 21, 2021
Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. It was our pleasure to travel with you. Dan
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Lindsey R wrote a review Aug 2020
New York City, New York22 contributions5 helpful votes
This tour was the highlight of our Alaska vacation. We are so grateful to Dan and our guide Sam. When we arrived they suggested we change our plan a bit because of recent experiences as a particular viewing spot, and we're glad we agreed, we saw so many bears and cubs fishing for hours and hours. It could not possibly have been a better afternoon. Highly recommend this group.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Dan K, General Manager at Pack Creek Bear Tours
Responded Sep 8, 2020
Thanks for coming along!!
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Dale F wrote a review Aug 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
There are a lot of amazing wildlife experiences in Alaska, but the experiences offered by Pack Creek Bear Tours are among the best of the best. It starts with safety, and making sure you have proper attire. There is rain gear available to borrow plus proper boots for moving around Admiralty Island. There is no strenuous hiking involved but it is not something I would do if I had limited mobility. There are also trekking poles available, snacks and a sandwich were provided too. After a short but incredibly scenic flight on the floatplane you disembark onto the island and one can start seeing bears immediately, although you get to check several spots. While they can’t guarantee animals or particular behaviors, the company does their best to schedule these tours on good dates and good times that coincide with the salmon runs. We saw quite a few bears on our trip including many cubs, listening to our guide’s instructions helped us increase our chances. Safety is the top concern on this trip and the guides at Pack Creek Bear Tours have lots of experience and strict protocols that not only ensures the safety of guests, but also safety for the bears too. Our guide was Dan and it was clear that he had a lot of reverence for the wildlife and he was constantly aware of our surroundings. Pointing out every detail of the forest while also being keenly aware of any bears that were close. I strongly recommend this tour not just as something to do in Juneau but as a bucket list item for anyone who appreciates wildlife and loves seeing animals in their natural habitat.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Dan K, General Manager at Pack Creek Bear Tours
Responded Aug 21, 2020
Thank you for the detailed review, I hope people find it useful. The wild character of Pack Creek definitely means that we need to be self-reliant. This means keeping ourselves comfortable: warm, dry, fed and watered. We take responsibility for how our actions might influence the bears, then it's just our responsibility to have an open mind, flexible expectations and a good attitude!! The rest is up to the bears.
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