July and August filling fast
Early July has only a few seats left for Pack Creek. We have a scattering of availability in late July. Waterfall Creek presents some great opportunities starting late July, so check that out if your preferred dates are full at Pack Creek.
August should be great at either Pack Creek or Waterfall, so take a look at both options. Feel free to call if you want to talk about the details of either trip.
Hope everyone is enjoying a great winter!
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A fantastic experience! My husband and I went on the Pack Creek tour on August 9th and thoroughly enjoyed it! We met the other 3 participants at the airport and our guide Bill provided a very comprehensive orientation, with an emphasis on... read moreMy husband and I went on the Pack Creek tour on August 9th and thoroughly enjoyed it! We met the other 3 participants at the airport and our guide Bill provided a very comprehensive orientation, with an emphasis on safety as well as comfort. He told us exactly what to expect and provided us with rain pants, rain jackets, hip waders and binoculars as needed. It was raining when we took off in the seaplane but we had a nice scenic flight with pilot Jared, and an extremely smooth landing. We waded onshore, got our gear together and set off for the bear viewing area. Even from a distance we could see several bears and once we got settled we saw even more, along with bald eagles sitting amongst them. Over the 3 hours we were there we saw 8-10 bears, sometimes in the distance and sometimes close by as they walked past us to and from the river. After we left the bears Bill took us on a hike through the rainforest and gave us lots of interesting facts about the area.
Overall, we were impressed with the thoroughness of the preparation, the gear they provided us, the quality of the guide and of course, the fact that we saw lots of bears in a natural setting! We would highly recommend this once in a lifetime experience! read less
Superb viewing The initial briefing done by our guide for the day was comprehensive and addressed all safety issues. The rides on the floatplane were smooth and it was fascinating to be able to see the scenery from not too high... read moreThe initial briefing done by our guide for the day was comprehensive and addressed all safety issues. The rides on the floatplane were smooth and it was fascinating to be able to see the scenery from not too high in the sky. The lighter people sit in the back and have plenty of room. Those who are heavier and possibly broader have to sit in the middle of the plane. This means a tight squeeze. Once there the disembarkation was easy enough even though one has to negotiate the float and the water which is not deep at all.
There is a short shore walk to the viewing area. One is not allowed to step out of this area. There are big logs to sit on. The site is perfect as the creek runs all the way out to sea and at low tide the mud flats provide sustenance to a whole host of birds.
The day was perfect as the sun was shining. The bears put on a show to remember as about seven different ones showed up both up stream and, initially, on the mud flats. The difference fishing techniques were fun to watch. The mother bear and her yearling cub made for great viewing as he was becoming independent but still wanted his mother to provide him with salmon. There was also a slight difference of opinions between three bears.
I cannot recommend this too highly.
Please remember that this is a wildlife trip. Consequently the sightings may be wonderful or one may see nothing at all. That is part of the attraction and I have been on trips and been unlucky.... read less