Bears in Alaska

Bears of Anan

Enjoy a scenic boat trip along the Anan Creek to the multi-level wildlife observatory platform, which gives an excellent opportunity to search for bears, eagles, and other wildlife in their natural habitat.

  • Scenic Boat trip.
  • Anan Wildlife Observatory.
  • Tongass National Forest.
  • Opportunity to search for Black and Brown Bears.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 3: Active - good mobility needed

  • Duration

    5hrs

  • Booking code

    A-WRG7

  • From

    499 €

  • Notices

    Only bookable on board.

Discover the Anan Wildlife Observatory located in the Tongass National Forest of Southeast Alaska, where Black and Brown Bears live in their natural habitat. Enjoy world class wildlife viewing fully escorted by Naturalist Guides.

Your day begins with a scenic jet boat trip to the Observatory Trail Head. Look out for Seals, dolphins and occasional Orca and Humpback whales feeding on Herring, Smelt and Sand Lance in the bays and currents along the way. Your adventure continues as your guide leads you through primeval rainforest around a lagoon to the waterfalls of Anan Creek.  look out for bears catching wild salmon or teaching their young to hunt.  Overhead  you may see eagles soaring in the sky. You may see other forest animals attracted to this rich food source as you walk down the trail and back to your covered and heated jet boat for the short trip back to the pier. There are outhouse facilities at the trailhead and the observatory platform.

PLEASE NOTE THIS TOUR IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR CALLS ON OR AFTER THE 3RD OF JULY AND HAS A VERY LIMITED NUMBER OF SPACES.

Practical information: 

  • Language: English.

  • Included: Water and lunch (sandwich and a snack). 

  • Remarks/requirements: Raingear, hiking shoes, layers, hat & sunglasses, camera, trekking poles. This tour is not appropriate for children under 7 and those with mobility or sight problems. 

  • Walking information: 1 Miles round trip. The hike is easy/moderate by Alaskan standards, however very slow walkers will impact the experience of the group and the total time spent on the platform. 

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.