On this adventure, you’ll head to Admiralty Island via floatplane and kayak—making for a journey as exciting as the bear-viewing itself. Located 30 air miles from Juneau, Admiralty Island is known to the native Tlingit people as "Kootznoowoo," meaning "Fortress of the Bear." Indeed, at almost 100 miles long with 700 miles of saltwater shoreline and a million acres of old-growth rainforest, it is home to the highest concentration of brown bears in the world—more than all the lower 48 states combined. Your journey begins with a 25-minute scenic floatplane flight to Windfall Island. From there, board your sea kayak and paddle to the edge of either Pack Creek or Windfall Harbor, where the wildlife sanctuary provides protected habitat for brown bears while affording visitors an opportunity to view and photograph wildlife close-up. Your guide will choose the best spot to view the bears; romping in the meadows, catching salmon in secret alcoves, or swimming in the creeks, rivers, and streams. Afterwards, you’ll kayak back to Windfall Island for the floatplane trip back to Juneau.
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At Entrée Alaska, we create custom excursions from the Inside Passage to the Arctic Circle. Drawing on our many years of experience and insider knowledge, we create memorable custom travel in Alaska, including private Alaska tours. We select the best Alaskan lodges and resorts, and have countless suggestions for things to do in Alaska off the beaten path. We pride ourselves on our uncompromising attention to detail—which translates into unforgettable travel experiences for our valued clientele.
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