Frequently Asked Questions
Why is this one of Alaska’s best places to view brown/grizzly bear?
When is the best time to view bears?
What is included in the price?
Is Pack Creek suitable for children?
Brown bears or Grizzlies?
I have never flown in a small plane; what is it like?
What do I need to bring?
We encourage you to dress for moderate to low activity in cool and potentially wet weather: Dress in warm layers with synthetics that repel water with a light rain jacket and rain pants. Layers are good for staying warm while sitting quietly and easily shed if we go for a moderate hike in the woods. We ask that you avoid cotton clothes, such as jeans. We have additional rubber rain gear if necessary. We can outfit you with rubber boots and recommend a pair of light hiking shoes that can get muddy. A day pack is useful for carrying a water bottle, an extra warm layer and rain gear. As we will be out in the wilderness for most of the day, please bring any necessary medications and discuss medical issues with your guide. Photographers are encouraged to bring their equipment, and even though we sometimes view bears at close range a powerful zoom is a good tool. If there are concerns about weight please give us a call.
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In mid August my wife and I took our highly anticipated float plane trip from Juneau to Admiralty island to hopefully experience wild bears up close. Our guide for this trip was Hanna. She was very knowledgeable and and reassuring. WOW. Was good fortune on...More
Clay was our guide - great guy, very personable and very knowledgeable about bears (and all other wildlife). We photographed an amazing number of bears; great experience. One suggestion: if you are lucky enough to get that rare sunshine, be prepared for some exposure issues...More