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Your guide to Alaskan brown bears. Visit the Pack Creek Bear Sanctuary and Zoological Area on a full day guided tour. Trips are limited to 2-5 guests plus one highly experienced bear viewing guide/naturalist. We include a spectacular float plane...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
1873 Shell Simmons Dr, Juneau International Airport, Juneau, AK 99801-7001
+1 907-209-5432
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

The Pack Creek Journey (9/16/13) I woke up early to get my outdoor gear together and go get to the airport by 7:45am. Got to the Alaska Seaplanes ticket counter and checked in for the Pack Creek Bear Tours trip. I met the guide Jim...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2014

I took a get-away to Alaska the last week of June 2014 which included Glacier Bay, Prince William Sound, Juneau, Anchorage and one day of Pack Creek Bear viewing. After booking with Pack Creek, I read that Salmon season in Alaska doesn't really start until...More

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Carl R, General Manager at Pack Creek Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2014

From our Head Guide, Ken L. "In May and early June, bears on Admiralty Island are frequently seen on the beach and estuary at Pack Creek, feeding on clams in the intertidal zone, and on beach grasses and sedges. This is also the time we...More

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Reviewed 30 September 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

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Reviewed 31 August 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

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Dan K, General Manager at Pack Creek Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 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 27 August 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

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Dan K, General Manager at Pack Creek Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

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

Reviewed 13 August 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

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Dan K, General Manager at Pack Creek Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 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 6 August 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

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Dan K, General Manager at Pack Creek Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 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 2 August 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

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Dan K, General Manager at Pack Creek Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 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 16 July 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

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Dan K, General Manager at Pack Creek Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 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 5 June 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

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Dan K, General Manager at Pack Creek Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 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 20 November 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

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Dan K, General Manager at Pack Creek Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

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

Reviewed 25 September 2017

In mid August my wife and I took our highly anticipated float plane trip from Juneau to Admiralty island to hopefully experience wild bears up close. Our guide for this trip was Hanna. She was very knowledgeable and and reassuring. WOW. Was good fortune on...More

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Dan K, General Manager at Pack Creek Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thanks for your review! We have a small crew of guides that we trust to the hilt for their experience and skill making each trip enjoyable and special. Of course, every trip to Pack Creek is unique and special! While it doesn't happen of every...More

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23 May 2017|
Response from Dan K | Property representative |
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
Pauline H
12 March 2017|
Response from Dan K | Property representative |
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
10 November 2016|
Response from Dan K | Property representative |
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