Waterfall Creek Bear Tour

During the peak of the salmon run, we fly to Waterfall Creek to see the bears chase salmon beneath a dramatic waterfall.

Feel the energy of the Alaskan summer as bears chase salmon in the rapids in late-July and August. Chichagof Island, like Admiralty Island, is home to large coastal brown bears. After a short walk along the shoreline, the waterfall comes into view. Seated on the stream bank, we have the opportunity to see bears fishing below the falls and in the rapids. The bear’s fishing activity is concentrated below the waterfall along approximately 200 yards of the creek. When bears are visible, they are typically 150 yards away or closer.


  • Waterfall Creek offers excellent chances to view wild brown bears
  • Maximum of five participants on every tour; however we may be able to accommodate groups up to 10.
  • Guided by Alaskan professional naturalists specializing in bear behavior and temperate rain forest natural history.
  • Fully outfitted, with rubber boots, rain gear (if needed), day pack, binoculars, and healthy snacks.
  • Shorter tour length, with a focus on observing the creek for bear activity.
  • Similar length walk to viewing spot.
  • Waterfall backdrop makes for dramatic photos.
  • $739/person, all inclusive price from the Juneau airport (Guide Gratuity at your discretion).
  • Trips mid-July through August.

To check availability and make reservations, fill out the form on this page with your desired dates and click “Check Availability”. If the date you want is not available, please call us at 907-209-5432.  Often we can obtain other permits and flights to accommodate you.