Guided tour

Hoonah: Icy Strait Shore Excursion to Bear Island

Activity provider: Wow A Tour

Hoonah: Icy Strait Shore Excursion to Bear Island

Activity provider: Wow A Tour
Likely to sell out

From US$ 231.93 per person

Likely to sell out

This Icy Strait shore excursion from Hoonah takes you on a four-hour bear hunt, giving you the chance to see brown bears, Sitka black-tail deer, and other wildlife up close in the natural beauty of Bear Island.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide


  • View stunning wildlife including bears
  • Admire beautiful views of Icy Strait/Hoonah
  • Enjoy a small group tour and experience guide
Full description
This tour offers you the opportunity to visit an area with the highest concentration of bears in the world, at one to two brown bears per square mile. National Geographic has named the area Bear Island. The island has 10 different kinds of edible berries, stunning view of a muskeg, an old-growth forest, and, of course, the king of the island: brown bears. Using information on current bear movements, their feeding habits, and the temperature throughout the day, your experienced guide will take you to key points to scope out an amazing view of these captivating creatures. Your guide will also share information about the area and the Tlingit native population. During the tour you are likely to see a host of other wildlife including mink, marten, bald eagles, sea birds, red squirrels, otter, beaver, ducks, and Sitka black-tail deer. Be sure to bring your camera!
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Port pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

The meeting point is a five-minute walk from the cruise tender pier; further details will be provided with your e-ticket.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Wildlife sightings can never be fully guaranteed. However, due to the small size of the group, the tour can re-position quickly, giving you a much higher chance of sightings.
  • For all tours in Alaska, we recommend wearing layers with a waterproof top layer. Sensible walking or hiking shoes that may get wet are also recommended.

Product ID: 190095