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Pack Creek Bear Tours

71 reviews
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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Reviewed February 20, 2019

I think it is an AMAZING experience. I have lead workshops for many years now from Juneau to Wrangell, Alaska. We always include Pack Creek to view the bears on our week trip. You can either get there by float plane or boat. Your guide...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018

We had the privilege of flying with our boys, ages 12 and 8, to Pack Creek and we will never forget the trip. The flight was gorgeous, our guide Maya was fantastic, and the management of Pack Creek is exceptional. We wanted to see brown...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Dan K, Manager at Pack Creek Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience! DK

Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went on the Pack Creek tour on August 9th and thoroughly enjoyed it! We met the other 3 participants at the airport and our guide Bill provided a very comprehensive orientation, with an emphasis on safety as well as comfort. He...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Dan K, General Manager at Pack Creek Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

Thanks for sharing your experience! Sounds awesome. I really love to get up onto the trail, a really great chance to see the old-growth wilderness home of the bears!

Reviewed August 27, 2018

The initial briefing done by our guide for the day was comprehensive and addressed all safety issues. The rides on the floatplane were smooth and it was fascinating to be able to see the scenery from not too high in the sky. The lighter people...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Dan K, General Manager at Pack Creek Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

This sounds like a great day! Thanks for joining us and sharing your thoughts. Dan

Reviewed August 12, 2018

Although the flight was slightly delayed due to technical difficulties with the float plane, the trip length was extended so we did not feel that we had lost out. We were met at the airport by Bjorn who took us through the itinerary and gave...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dawn W
Dan K, General Manager at Pack Creek Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Thanks for your comments Dawn! We're glad you had a good time at Pack Creek. We place a high priority on a personalized experience in a small group setting. We don't want this to feel like a "tour," but a trip to a really neat...More

Reviewed August 5, 2018

This was a disappointing experience. We paid a lot and saw virtually no bears just a couple walking around. The plane ride to Admiralty Island was fun. Great views and real experience to take off and land on water. Very smooth flight. The guide was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Dan K, General Manager at Pack Creek Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

Thanks for your comments and I'm sorry the trip didn't live up to your expectations. Wildlife is never a sure thing and some days are quieter than others. This does sounds like a "slow day" at Pack Creek. This has been a strange summer with...More

Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

This was a rough July: zero inches rain means rivers not running, salmon not running, bears laying in wait (and out of site). We went to an alternate location in search of said furry critters (half-day trip). Everything was great, including the hiking, bear scouting,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Dan K, General Manager at Pack Creek Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2018

Hard to believe we're asking for rain in Southeast Alaska! Thanks for coming along on this scouting mission. A big part of what thrills me about Alaska are the vast spaces I haven't gotten to explore yet. This spot was new to me and I...More

Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

This was our first day in Alaska having travelled from London the day before The guide Mya was fabulous and lead the group well and her passion for the brown bear was foremost The flight over was lovely spotting a bear on the creek The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Dan K, General Manager at Pack Creek Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2018

Jon, Thanks for coming along and glad you got a great introduction to Alaskan bears in a beautiful wilderness setting. I am very sorry to hear that you had an unpleasant experience with the Alaska Seaplanes pilot. We have addressed the issue directly with the...More

Reviewed June 4, 2018

I live in Juneau so am used to seeing and being around bears, but nothing like this. It’s one of the most amazing experiences I’ve ever had. I’ve been out there 3 times (late May and early June) and on every trip seen at least...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Dan K, General Manager at Pack Creek Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2018

Thank you! Pack Creek always has the potential to be amazing, but for us the focus is on a small crew of outstanding guides to make the trip special. By focusing on small group tours, we are trying to make sure that every person has...More

Reviewed November 19, 2017

Our entire two week trip to Alaska was centered around the Pack Creek Bear Tour We booked it with Ken Leghorn (who has since passed) approximately a year in advance...This is suggested as slots are extremely limited Our float plane trip with filled with the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Dan K, General Manager at Pack Creek Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Thanks for your review Randy! I'll pass your compliments along to Bjorn. Dan

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PMattesi
May 22, 2017|
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Pete! We'd love to have you! Our website is the best place to check availability for dates. The Pack Creek trip is $789 per person. Dan
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Pauline H
March 11, 2017|
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Pauline, We plan to operate trips to Pack Creek to the 10th of September if bear activity remains strong. Our tours meet at the Juneau airport, and we recommend folks coming from downtown use the Juneau Airport Shuttle. We... More
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Jbaron22
November 9, 2016|
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Jennifer, We will start our trips on May 7, and although this is low season for visitors, it is high season for seeing early bear activity at Pack Creek. We can usually accommodate ship times. The trip is about 7.5 hours... More
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