We were very fortunate to be the only visitors at the time we were there. Our 8 and 5-year-old grandsons were enthralled. We watched as the bears were fed breakfast, and then we got to feed the bears apples. Yes, it is pretty amazing to have a coastal brown bear lick your hand! It is obvious that Les and the limited staff are devoted to protecting these bears and providing visitors with an amazing experience. If you have an opportunity to visit Sitka, this is a must stop. Besides your dollars help with this important cause!