Bear and Wildlife Flightseeing

Southeast Alaska is home to some of the world’s most concentrated grizzly bear and black bear populations, not to mention a variety of other wildlife that is truly magnificent including whales, seals, sea lions, mountain goats, deer, eagles and more.

Southeast Aviation can put you on top – literally – of an Alaska bear and wildlife viewing experience that will last a lifetime. Our Ketchikan bear viewing tours will not disappoint!

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SEAPLANE & BEAR VIEWING ADVENTURE

Cost: $399. Per Person, Tour Duration 3 Hours
Southeast Alaska has an international reputation for unforgettable Alaska bear viewing opportunities, and among the top spots is Traitor’s Cove. This popular tour sweeps you off your feet and lands you in the middle of a wildlife wonderland where you’ll see Alaska black bears in their natural fish-swiping habitat. You’ll also have opportunities to see seals, whales, porpoises, eagles, mink, marten, and more. You’ll land at the dock and then experience a short walk up to the cove and viewing platform over the bears’ feeding spot. It’s such a popular spot for bears that you may see up to 10 at one time! This is such a uniquely Alaskan experience that we are confident you will enjoy every second of it.

GUIDED – ANAN CREEK BEAR VIEWING

Cost: $569. Per Person, Tour Duration 4 Hours
This tour is one of Southeast Alaska’s premier bear viewing opportunities. Anan Creek is home to one of the largest concentrations of Alaska black and brown bears in the state providing a rare opportunity to see bears in their own environment chasing, catching and feeding on salmon. First you’ll take off from the Tongass Narrows in “downtown” Ketchikan. Then you’ll fly over the deep blue waters of the Behm Canal and the wilderness of the Cleveland Peninsula. Then you’ll land at Anan Creek, where your group will walk/hike unguided along Anan Creek on a boardwalk and stair walkway to the observatory. You may also see mink, marten and wolf in the area, as well as seals in the lagoon. The Anan Creek Bear Viewing trip is only offered during the pink salmon run (July-August).

Please Note: This tour is only available by special request, as permits to Anan Creek are limited. Please place your tour request as early as possible, so we can secure the permit. After you fill in the reservation form or book online, we’ll confirm the tour availability with you within 24 hours.

HYDER’S FISH CREEK BEAR VIEWING OBSERVATORY

Cost: $569. Per Person, Tour Duration 4 Hours, 5 Person Minimum

Hyder, Alaska and the Fish Creek Bear Viewing Observatory are located at the head of the Portland Canal in one of the world’s most scenic locations. Both grizzly and black bears can be viewed from the observatory. As with all of our flights, you’ll takeoff from the Tongass Narrows starting this 1.5 hour floatplane flight, then fly through the magnificent Misty Fjords National Monument, through the headwaters of the Portland Canal – a 70-mile saltwater fjord, and land at the dock in Hyder, Alaska. After you land, you’ll be taken on a guided van tour through “Alaska’s Friendliest Ghost Town,” Hyder, and then make your way to the Bear Viewing Observatory, where you’ll see both brown and black bear fishing for salmon.

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* A full refund will be issued if flightseeing arrangements are canceled 14 days prior to your trip date; if your ship is late and we can’t reschedule; or if we must cancel due to weather. This cancellation policy does not include the Anan Creek Tour or Group Tours. To cancel please contact us and speak to a representative to confirm your cancellation.