Private Group Flight to Neets Bay: Bear Watching at a Salmon Hatchery

3 Hours
Private Activity
Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship

From (USD) $1,990 Per Plane

Private Group Flight to Neets Bay: Bear Watching at a Salmon Hatchery

3 Hours
Private Activity
Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship

From (USD) $1,990 Per Plane

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      Private Group Flight to Neets Bay: Bear Watching at a Salmon Hatchery

      Ketchikan, Alaska USA
      From (USD) $1,990 Per Plane
      • Tongass National Forest: Just outside your plane’s window are snow-covered mountains, dense rows of spruce trees, serene lakes, and other gorgeous scenery here in the world’s largest temperate rainforest.
      • Predator & prey: After a short walk, you’ll reach a salmon spawning ground where crafty black bears use strength, speed and timing to snag a fresh seafood meal. 
      • Guided tour: Hear your pilot’s in-flight narration through individual headsets. A seasoned wildlife guide accompanies your group to the hatchery and describes the local ecosystem, habitat, and animals commonly found here.
      • Wildlife viewing and flight seeing: Fly with Ketchikan’s Medallion Shield Carrier and experience wildlife viewing and float plane flight seeing all in one tour.
      • Totally Private: Hey, we love group tours. But we know sometimes you want to explore with just your friends and family. Customized to fit your whole crew - just let us know if you want to invite more peeps.
      About This Ketchikan Tour

      As you’ll observe on the plane ride to Neets Bay, the Tongass National Forest region of Alaska has many attractive elements: Massive mountains coated in bright snow, craggy cliffs covered by rushing waterfalls, and lush vegetation in every direction.

      But when nature is left undisturbed by humans, as it is here in Ketchikan, there’s another exciting natural occurrence that showcases the circle of life: The struggle between hunters and their prey. On this experience, you get a front row seat to one of nature’s most dramatic, suspenseful battles.

      In one corner, the American black bear. In the summer and fall, bears often consume thousands of calories per day as they get ready to hibernate in the winter, when food is scarce. Salmon, usually of the pink or sockeye variety, is one of their favorite meals. These fish have traveled thousands of miles to spawn in the waters of Neets Bay, but their journey is far from over: They now have to use their swimming, jumping, and tail-swinging abilities to evade the bears that want to use them for hibernation fuel.

      Your private group gets to witness this epic conflict from just a handful of feet away, with a knowledgeable guide providing color commentary. You can watch all the documentaries and wildlife shows you want, nothing compares to actually seeing the raw power and precision of a fishing bear pitted against the frenetic speed, wiggling, and evasive leaping of a salmon.

      Getting prepared
      Tour Participation Requirements
      Great photo opportunities Great photo opportunities
      Wear comfortable shoes Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear Hat Wear Hat
      Wear Sunglasses Wear Sunglasses
      Wear warm layers Wear warm layers
      Cancellation policy

      Non-refundable if canceled within 48 hours of requested services.

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