Neets Bay Bear Cruise

KTN-880 | Ketchikan, Alaska, United States | See Special Notes

Min. age (years): 4 | Max. weight: 325 lbs. | Medical restriction (See special notes)

from $279.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:

  • Outdoor Adventures Outdoor Adventures
  • Scenic Cruise
  • Bear Search

You will see:

Easy Includes snack

Excursion Length:
Approx. 5 hours

Tour Overview

Your excursion begins with a scenic, narrated drive to Clover Passage at Knudsen Cove. Upon arriving, you'll board the "West Rock," the first high-speed boat of its kind.

You'll travel 34 miles up Behm Canal to the waters of Neets Bay, where your captain will search the beaches near the Neets Bay Salmon Hatchery looking for bears.

From the boat, you'll spend nearly two hours looking for black bears fishing for salmon and foraging along the beaches, as well as eagles perched in surrounding trees and seals on the rocks. Although wildlife sighting are not guaranteed, keep your camera ready for a myriad of photo opportunities.

Your excursion concludes with a return cruise to Knudson Cove, and a relaxing drive back to the pier.

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Detailed itinerary

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes


Bear sightings not guaranteed. Minimum age is 4 and maximum weight is 325 lbs. Warm, layered clothing suggested. Local waters may be rough at times so this tour is not recommended for guests with neck or back problems or expectant mothers. Tour operates July 28 - September 22. This tour is not available on all ships.

Provided: Rain jacket, binoculars

Snack: Variety of trail mixes and snack bars, bottled water

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

Excursion Length:

(Including 1.75-hour cruise & 1.75 hours at bear search site)

Child Price:

(Minimum age is 4)

Medical Restriction:

Not recommended for guests with back or neck problems.

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

See detailed itinerary for information about walking distance

Wheelchair Accessibility:

See detailed itinerary for information about wheelchair accessibility

Camera/Video Restrictions:

See detailed itinerary for information about camera restrictions

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