Excursion Details

Remote Wildlife & Brown Bear Search

PS2-870 | Icy Strait Point, Alaska | See Special Notes

Min. age (years): 8 |

from $109.00*

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Tour at a Glance

You will visit:
  • Outdoor Adventures Outdoor Adventures
  • Bear Search Bear Search
You will see:
  • Hoonah Hoonah

Moderate

Excursion Length:
Approx. 2.5 hours

Tour Overview

Get your walking shoes on, as you prepare to explore this glorious landscape - and hopefully encounter a bear or two along the way.

The fun starts when you board your bus for a picturesque journey through the Tlingit village of Hoonah, en route to the bush country of the Spasski River Valley. Your expert guide will be on hand to provide details about the history and culture of Alaska's largest Tlingit settlement, which is now home to 870 residents. Notice how few roads are paved, and also the lack of stoplights in this charming village.

Once you've arrived at Spasski River Valley, you will learn about the local flora and fauna on a short hike along gravel and boardwalk-lined paths, through the temperate rainforest, to arrive at the viewing platforms overlooking the river. Here you may be lucky enough to view the magnificent brown (grizzly) bears, who flock here when the salmon are running and the meadows are alive with plump, juicy berries and new growth plants. Aside from the bears, you will also be encouraged to keep your eyes open for Sitka blacktail deer, land otters, salmon and bald eagles.

While the river valley offers prime bear-viewing, sightings are not guaranteed but there will be plenty of opportunities to take photographs during the course of the tour.

Detailed itinerary Show All Itinerary Details

Tour to Spaaski River Valley

Details:
Travel time: 00:45 Transport type:Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):36
Total number of steps:2
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:No
Shopping available?:No
Air conditioned?:No
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Walk through muskeg and coastal forest to three viewing platforms overlooking Spasski River

Details:
Transport type:Walking
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):36
Time at site:01:00 Inside Visit :No
Walking distance (yards):800
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:No
Shopping available?:No
Air conditioned?:No
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Tour back to Icy Strait Point

Details:
Travel time: 00:45 Transport type:Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):36
Total number of steps:2
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:No
Shopping available?:No
Air conditioned?:No
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes

 

Minimum age is 8. Please dress warmly and wear comfortable walking shoes. Tour covers approximately 800 yards of walking over uneven terrain. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. This tour is only available to Star Princess passengers on voyage 9418 (arriving July 23, 2014).

Provided: Rain jacket

Unaccompanied Minor Policy: Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Child Price:

(Minimum age is 8)

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

For information on walking distances and/or the number of steps at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Wheelchair Accessibility:

For information on wheelchair accessibility, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Camera/Video Restrictions:

For information on camera/video restrictions at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

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