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We were so fortunate to have time with wonderful individuals who work at Fortress of the Bear, and shared their passion with us. We learned so much, enjoyed the bears, and enjoyed the enthusiasm and drive of these individuals. We highly recommend....
This is the kind of place that renews one's faith in humanity. The Fortress currently has seven bears, all of whom were rescued and thus spared from being put to death. Seeing these wonderful creatures close-up was great, but listening to the program directors talk...More
My family enjoyed a lot about this tour, the bears were really fun they are active and playful and even though there are lots of tourists they accommodated everyone. It was a fun experienced for my kids.
These lucky bears were rescued and now live in this environment designed to be as natural as possible. The caretakers obviously love their work and care for the bears. We spent about an hour there, but could have stayed longer.
The bears who live at this bear sanctuary can be fun and interesting. I've had some great picture ops. You stand at a viewing area above the bears and watch them go about their lives. These are bears who have been there since they were...More
Thank Debbie W
BearManagerFoB, Manager at Fortress of the Bear, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago
Hi Debbie, thank you for the nice review... It looks like you've mistakenly given us only 1 star, instead of a high score to go with your kind words. If you'd be willing to change it, that would be greatly appreciated!
Great place to see bears and get a better understanding of them. These people try hard and do great work to keep these bears is the best setting possible. It is never good to be behind. a fence or wall for an animal like this,...More
This was my favorite place in Sitka! Was able to see a handful of brown bears as well as a handful of black bears, which is more bears than I saw in the other nine places I went throughout Alaska. Each of them seem to...More
We signed up at the dock for a combo Fortress of the Bears and Eagle Sanctuary bus tour. It was approximately $30 per person. It was a far better deal than any preorder trip on the ship! The guide told us all about the area... More
We signed up at the dock for a combo Fortress of the Bears and Eagle Sanctuary bus tour. It was approximately $30 per person. It was a far better deal than any preorder trip on the ship! The guide told us all about the area as he drove.