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Wrangell: Anan Bear and Wildlife Viewing Adventure

Wrangell: Anan Bear and Wildlife Viewing Adventure

You will meet at city dock and we’ll make sure you have everything you need for a day with the bears. We often depart Wrangell early for better lighting and increased opportunity in the photo blind (a location to get up-close photos of the bears). Anan is located in Tongass National Forest (35 miles from Wrangell, Alaska), which is accessible only by boat or floatplane. We’ll get underway in one of our custom built tour vessels that are covered, heated, and comfortable. You will enjoy a picturesque one-hour cruise. It’s not unusual for us to see wildlife along the way! We will chat about the Tongass, its bears, and what you can expect to experience from your day at Anan. When we arrive at Anan we will disembark the vessel. While you take in the beautiful setting and organize your gear, we’ll take care of all the permitting paperwork with the US Forest Service. Following a brief introduction, by one of our highly trained guides, you’ll be stunned by the eagles, seals, and other wildlife that are gathering here for the abundant pink salmon run. Our professional guides will lead you on a half-mile journey through the sanctuary on a well-maintained trail (see below for more details). You’ll enjoy our easy-going pace while your guide tells you more about Anan, its history, ecosystem, and wildlife. We often have an opportunity to view bears as we make our way to the observatory platform. When we arrive at the viewing platform, plan on settling in here for an extended stay of bear viewing and photography. The viewing platform is perfectly placed on a bluff above the bears’ favorite fishing hole. You’ll have the freedom to relax and move around the deck as you wish. There’s so much to look at, it’s difficult to decide which vantage point is the best! Your guide is right there to spot bears for you, answer questions, and enhance your experience. There is a special photo blind right at creek level and we will make sure you are signed up for a unique chance to view bears at eye level. Spend your day soaking in this amazing place in the towering rainforest adjacent to a salmon-filled stream. When our small group is tired, hungry, and likely maxed out their camera card, we will make our way back to the boat on the estuary trail. Board the boat for a casual and fun voyage back to Wrangell. Generally, we like to share our best photos of the day and get into our long-overdue lunches! As we cruise back, we will share some of the interesting sites along the way. You’ll be glad you took our tour because we stay longer.

From Kennicott: Glacier Hike in St. Elias National Park

From Kennicott: Glacier Hike in St. Elias National Park

Begin your journey with a briefing and gear fitting at the meeting point. Once equipped, set off on a hike that promises breathtaking views. Traverse the glacier's surface, discovering hidden gems like ice caves and crystal-clear pools. As you hike, marvel at the impressive 16,390-foot Mt. Blackburn and the towering 7,000-foot Stairway Icefall. Throughout the day, allow your guide to tailor the route to the group's interests and abilities, ensuring a unique and personalized experience. Explore deep crevasses or stand in awe of cascading waterfalls and experience a testament to nature's raw beauty. End your hike back at the starting point.

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