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Pack Creek Bear Tours

1873 Shell Simmons Dr, Juneau International Airport, Juneau, AK 99801-7001
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Cjkoch77
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Peoria, Illinois
WOW!!!

I live in Juneau so am used to seeing and being around bears, but nothing like this. It’s one of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lwge
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Juneau, Alaska
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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 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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1873 Shell Simmons Dr, Juneau International Airport, Juneau, AK 99801-7001
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"admiralty island"
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"sea plane"
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"alaska seaplanes"
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"viewing area"
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"float plane trip"
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"observation tower"
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"always felt safe"
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"catching salmon"
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"guide chris"
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"tree line"
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"wild animals"
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"within feet"
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"small group"
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"rubber boots"
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"once in a lifetime"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Book direct through the provider's site or not at all. We were really looking forward to this tour and booked it a week ago. In planning specifics, we went to look for the details and realized that it had been declined by the provider. When...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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

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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

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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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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Jeff was our guide and Alec was our pilot in the float plane that took us to and from the island. Jeff guided us along the water during high tide to get to the viewing area, an area that all guides will not go beyond...More

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Dan K, General Manager at Pack Creek Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Bears, whales and rainbows: What a day! Thanks for your review!

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

It's hard to write this review as we only saw one bear, who slept for 3 hours and had a fleeting glimpse of a mother bear and two cubs. We were really disappointed as we'd booked this tour from Australia 9 months prior. That said,...More

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Dan K, General Manager at Pack Creek Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2017

Michael, This highlights one of our great challenges: balancing a desire to get close to the bears while keeping them comfortable with our presence. From my conversations with your guide, it sounds like the bear was resting in such close proximity to you that it...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

We didn't pick the best time of year (the salmon had not started to run) but we sure had an adventure watching the bears. We viewed six bears in total, including one cow with two cubs. The weather cooperated until we were ready for departure,...More

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Dan K, General Manager at Pack Creek Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2017

Glad you enjoyed it! Honestly, I love the early season. May in particular can be excellent when the bears are just emerging and we even see courtship behaviors. Also! The weather is usually nicer earlier in the year. Come back for some fish in July...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Dan, the manager, was great to work with! We had to call him multiple times with questions and he was very knowledgeable. Our tour got cancelled twice two days in a row due to unsafe weather to fly in. But, Dan was helpful and accommodating...More

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Dan K, General Manager at Pack Creek Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2017

Heya! Glad we were able to get you out there!! Thanks again for your patience and flexibility too. I was excited to get out there with you. We definitely recommend some leeway in August especially so that we can get out in safe conditions.

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Reviewed 6 August 2017

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

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Dan K, General Manager at Pack Creek Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2017

Wow! What a day. All of our guides are part bear, but maybe none more so than Bjorn... Thanks for the review and glad you had a great adventure!

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Reviewed 5 August 2017 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

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Dan K, General Manager at Pack Creek Bear Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

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

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PMattesi
23 May 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
12 March 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
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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