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Icy Strait Bear and Wildlife Tour with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Icy Strait Bear and Wildlife Tour with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Icy Strait Bear and Wildlife Tour with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Icy Strait Bear and Wildlife Tour with Alaska Shore Tours


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Icy Strait Bear and Wildlife Tour


3 Hours Duration

From Pick-up to Drop-off

Alaskan Wildlife

May include bears, deer, eagles & more

Family Friendly

Suitable for all ages and abilities

Transportation Provided

Pick-up and drop-off near the cruise piers downtown

Known as Bear Island, Chicagof Island, home to Icy Strait Point & Hoonah has 1-2 bears per square mile, making it the ideal spot for Alaska bear tours throughout the summer season! The Icy Strait Bear and Wildlife Tour begins right from the docksk with wildlife viewing opportunities all around. Your guides will meet you right at Icy Strait Point for transfer to your van. From here, get ready for 3 hours of wildlife experience. Throughout the tour you will explore Chichagof Island in search of bears in their natural habitat. While bear sightings are not guaranteed, you will have the opportunity to watch Alaskan wildlife across many viewing locations on the island. Keep an eye out for sitka blacktail deer and bald eagles, but of course you are hear to look for bears! Alaskan brown bears are the most common sightings on the Icy Strait Bear and Wildlife Tour, but these Alaska bear tours are known to spot the occasional black bear as well. And of course, Alaska is know for its unique flora, fauna & landscapes, so no matter the sightings of the day, you’ll be awed by the natural beauty.

While we cannot guarantee bears on any tour, your local guide knows the spots to give you the best chance! Keeping an eye current bear habits & movements, favored feeding spots, and temperatures throughout the day, your guides will make stops at several ideal bear locations to try to spot the magnificent predators. And that’s not all the knowledge these guides have to share! Throughout the Icy Strait Bear & Wildlife Tour, they will share information on local history & the native Tinglits who call this area home. So bring your binoculars and book early for one of hte most visually stunning & budget friendly Alaska bear tours.


Looking for wildlife of the marine variety while in Icy Strait Point? Take a look at our Guaranteed Whale Watching tour! Otherwise, if you’re interested in more Alaska bear tours, check out our wildlife tours in Ketchikan.


Icy Strait Point


Best Value, Family-friendly, Wildlife Viewing


3 hours

Adult Rate


Child Rate

There is no child rate for this tour. All participants are charged at the adult rate.

Minimum Age

There is no minimum age to participate on this tour.


This experience includes walking for short distances over relatively level terrain, with a few steps or slight inclines. Participants should be able to move into and out of buses or vans., Please contact us in advance if you require assistance and we will do our best to accommodate!

Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 14-days before your tour for a refund, less any non-refundable fees., If for any reason the tour is canceled (due to unpermitting weather, for example), or if your cruise ship's schedule changes, you will receive a refund minus any non-refundable fees.

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    Will we make it back to the ship in time? What if we don't?

    Answer: We've never left anyone behind and only schedule tours that work well with your cruise ship's itinerary. We leave plenty of cushion so you can confidently book your trips independently.

    What should we wear and bring?

    Answer: This tour operates rain or shine, and rain is common as we lie in a temperate rainforest! For comfort, we typically recommend long pants, closed-toed shoes and a waterproof jacket. Some guests choose to bring a small bag or backpack along to store extra layers, a bottle of water and cameras.

    What if our ship is delayed or doesn't make it into port? Refund?

    Answer: It's very rare that a ship is delayed into port, but in those cases we will try our best to work with you to reschedule the tour to a later time. If that is not a possibility or your ship doesn't make it into port, we will refund you.

    Do you guarantee bear sightings?

    Answer: No. Because of the wild & elusive nature of these animals, we cannot guarantee a sighting.

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