Bear & Eagle Quest (August and September)

Naturalists take you to the sheltered valley of the Chilkoot River, the ancestral fishing grounds for the Tlingit people and brown bears.  In late summer the river is teaming with spawning pink salmon. Just before the sun sets, brown bear families leave the cover of the forest to forage along the grassy riverbanks. Marvel at close-up views through powerful spotting scopes, essential for safely observing wildlife.

Bald eagle sightings are guaranteed. Although bears are not guaranteed, on these evening excursions, they have been sighted frequently.  Eagles and salmon are abundant.

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2020 Social distancing guidelines implemented. Tour Vehicle capacity reduced. Bring your face masks to have on hand, if needed. 

  • Bring: cameras, binoculars and layered clothing with waterproof layer
  • Provided: spotting scopes
  • Activity level: light
  • Requirements: ability to enter/exit vehicle and walk short distances
  • Duration: 3 hours, 6 hours from Skagway
  • Price/person: $100 adults, $80 (<13 years) from Haines. 
  • 8:30am - 11:30am, 12:30am - 3:30pm, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Price/person from Skagway: $175/adult, $120.50/child (<13 years)
  • Departure times TBD. Reduced options in 2020 due to Covid-19.  Call 908-766-2876 for updated information.

BEST VALUE from Skagway, comparatively!