A wildlife tour in Alaska would definitely be in anyone’s bucket list. The vast, isolated and seemingly unwelcoming Alaska wilderness makes it a paradise for every naturalist and eco-adventurer. By joining one of the wildlife observation tours in Alaska, tourists get to experience first-hand some of the wildest yet most fragile animals in the Arctic region, thriving in their original habitats.
Basic Tour Highlights
Depending on the package and duration, an Alaskan wildlife tour includes:a couple of nights camping in the outdoors and in a hotel accommodationa visit to the different national parks including Lake Clark National Park, Kodiak Island National Wildlife Refuge, Denali National Park, Katmai National Park, and Kenai Fjords National Parktour on board a sled dog kennelferry or cruise ship tourwater sports such as river fishing, white water rafting, canoeing and kayakingadventure sports such as horseback riding, mountain biking and flight seeing
Those with limited time and budget may opt to wildlife-specific or activity-specific tours.
Hallo Bay Brown Bear Camp – This tour offers remote viewing of hundreds of brown bears in Hallo Bay area, along the 485-mile long Pacific coastline of Katmai National Park. Tourists spend the nights in wall tent camps along the bay.
Bear-Viewing Day Tour – A short guided tour to Admiralty Island or Fortress of Bears provides tourists a day filled with nonstop encounters with the grizzlies. Some 1,600 brown bears dwell here. The day tour also includes canoeing, fishing and hiking.
Kenai Fjords National Park – Tourists get to stay at Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge located at the shores of the protected lagoon, entertained by the spectacular view of the nearby glaciers, the playful exhibition of water creatures such as seals and whales.
Polar Bear Viewing Tour – Tourists may enjoy viewing polar bears through an Arctic Air Custom Expedition that departs from Fairbanks and drops by a few Eskimo Villages. From there, the tour’s course is set upon the advice of the Eskimos as to the location with the best concentration of polar bears at the time.