My husband and I went to LeConte Glacier with Sylvia and John of Alaska Vistas--The trip was really... read more
Hi Jennifer - Alaska Vistas is one of the providers for the Regatta. We provide the following tours: John Muir Hike Sea and Sky Kayak High Country Hike Shakes Canoe Stikine River Jet Boat (yes, we will go to the glacier... More
Hi Jennifer - Alaska Vistas is one of the providers for the Regatta. We provide the following tours: John Muir Hike Sea and Sky Kayak High Country Hike Shakes Canoe Stikine River Jet Boat (yes, we will go to the glacier if open and certainly the ice) - NOT the Stikine River and Glacier tour. Our tour is shorter and doesn't have a snack. We also pool with other operators to provide the tour to the Anan Bears. It is best to book onboard or place yourself on a waitlist. The Anan Bear observatory is a very limited venue with only 60 people/permits allowed each day. These 60 permits are distributed through lottery to not only us, but also to operators in Ketchikan and elsewhere, plus the general public. In order to secure a spot, you should probably already have placed yourself on the waitlist. Alternately, you can try one of the air operators in Ketchikan for availability during your port call there. We highly recommend using a guiding service at Anan, even if you are arriving from Ketchikan. This is not simply because we are guides and want the business, but also because as guides, we are there almost daily and therefore have seen many of the interactions and situations between bears and the unguided visitor. Often, the unguided visitor is just fine, however there are as many if not more instances where we are ethically bound to guide non clients back down the trail after they have encountered bears along the way. Hope this helps.