Expedition Black Bear

What to expect
  • Experience an excellent view of black bears feasting, frolicking, and slumbering in the wild
  • Explore a small nook of the last frontier
  • Embark on an adventure throughout Ketchikan's most scenic spots
In the mid-summer and early fall, when the salmon arrive to spawn, Margaret Creek (Traitor’s Cove) is host to a high concentration of black bears. Among these old growth forests, pristine rivers, striking mountains, soaring eagles and ravens is the powerful black bear. Begin your Expedition Black Bear from Ketchikan’s waterfront in close proximity of the piers. Black Bear viewing is located 26 miles north of Ketchikan in Margaret Bay/Traitors Cove, which is accessible on a sixty to seventy minute boat ride.

Your Six-Packed Licensed Captain will guide you on a saltwater safari through the Tongass Narrows, Clover Passage, and temperate rainforest to Traitor’s Cove, navigating the vessel on a path of scenic sanctuaries, stunning bays and inlets, past a majestic lighthouse, seeking marine and coastal wildlife viewing opportunities along the way. Quite often you will be able to observe the captivating behavior of whales breaching and tail-slapping, revere bear trails, and admire salmon streams; and you just might see Bald Eagles feasting on salmon leftovers from the bears foraging.

At Traitor’s Cove dock, your adventure will continue together on a 1 1/4 mile drive by private car to the Margaret Creek trailhead. From here, you will be guided on a short 250 yard walk along a rainforest trail to the bear viewing falls. Your Captain/Guide is well equipped and very familiar with travel in bear country, as well as knowledgeable about local flora, fauna, and wildlife that inhabit the rainforest.

Note: Pricing listed is per person with a booking minimum of 2 people. Tour needs to meet 4 person minimum in order to run. If the tour doesn't reach the minimum you will be given the option to pay for the remaining minimum seats or given a full refund.
Key Highlights
Price $389.00 per guest
Duration / Session 4 hours
# Sessions 1
Cancellations made 60 days before the date of activity is fully refundable. Cancellations made between 30 to 59 days before activity gets a 50% refund, and cancellations made less than 30 days are no longer refundable.

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