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Pack Creek Bear Tours

1873 Shell Simmons Dr, Juneau International Airport, Juneau, AK 99801-7001
+1 907-209-5432
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Bears! Bears Bears

The trip to Admiralty Island was the highlight of our Alaska holiday. Starting with a fantastic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
the4kiwis
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Great day of bear viewing!

Clay was our guide - great guy, very personable and very knowledgeable about bears (and all other... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lyle M
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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 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 and eagles congregate for the annual salmon run.
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1873 Shell Simmons Dr, Juneau International Airport, Juneau, AK 99801-7001
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The trip to Admiralty Island was the highlight of our Alaska holiday. Starting with a fantastic seaplane trip to the island, we spent about 5 hours on there and visited the creek tower and the creek outlet viewing spots and saw 19 bears in total....More

1  Thank the4kiwis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clay was our guide - great guy, very personable and very knowledgeable about bears (and all other wildlife). We photographed an amazing number of bears; great experience. One suggestion: if you are lucky enough to get that rare sunshine, be prepared for some exposure issues...More

1  Thank Lyle M
Dan K, General Manager at Pack Creek Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sunshine is such a rare problem for S.E. Alaska, but it can be challenging for photos - we like to stay into the evening as much as possible to get that evening light/activity. Would love to hear more about your adventures - tag us @packcreekbears...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our second bear visit with Pack Creek Bear Tours and boy it didn't disappoint! 14 bears that afternoon! 3 sows with cubs, some fishing, some running, some lounging. It was like National Geographic Live!

1  Thank thewildimage
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dan and Bjorn were amazing guides! Immediately upon landing at Admiralty Island, we saw the matriarch feeding along the shore. A younger male cautiously approached and was tolerated for a short time by the matriarch who then proceeded to chase him off. A female emerged...More

Thank Trevor S
Dan K, General Manager at Pack Creek Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Trevor - thanks for sharing an awesome day with us. If you share any stories or photos, be sure to tag us @packcreekbears so we can enjoy too! Dan

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow!!! What an amazing experience. We were flown in by a beaver float plane that carried us through the most beautiful scenery. We landed and then were taken in the plane close to the beach so we could disembark. We walked through the forest, coming...More

1  Thank Gillian729
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great way to see brown bears in the wild! But let's start with the float plane trip there. Alaska Seaplanes flew out to Pack Creek following shorelines and provided a perspective that you couldn't see any other way. On arrival, we were introduced...More

Thank TravelswithBarry
Dan K, General Manager at Pack Creek Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad you had a great time! Out guides work very closely with the rangers and we're proud to have such a good working relationship during interactions like the one you describe. Pack Creek is a special spot - our pleasure to take you out there!

Reviewed 11 July 2017

This was the first tour we booked and we were not disappointed! In total, we saw 10 bears (5 adults and 5 cubs). We were lucky enough to view them fairly close up and truly get to enjoy watching them. It was so fun to...More

Thank lexiejk
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Would score this trip better than Excellent if I could. Felt really safe throughout the visit and saw eight bears. Best memories of the day were an eagle catching a salmon which was then stolen by a bear with her cub following behind; a mama...More

Thank Julia C
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We highly recommend this exciting adventure. The guides were quite knowledgeable and respectful of the wildlife. Safety was a priority. We were lucky to see bears since the salmon wasn't quite running yet, and bear experience was second to none. Pack creek tours went out...More

Thank larsbar1
Dan K, General Manager at Pack Creek Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Larry, I had a blast too! Pleasure to go on an adventure with you. DK

Reviewed 11 June 2017

My husband and I loved everything about this excursion. Our guide Solan was phenomenal. He was thorough, smart, fun and really passionate about what he does. We always felt safe. Once we deplaned, we immediately saw a mom and two cubs. They were blocking the...More

Thank Stephanie P
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PMattesi
23 May 2017|
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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
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Pauline H
12 March 2017|
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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
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Jbaron22
10 November 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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