7 day safari

Prices from

£2500

Excluding international flights

Tour Highlights

  • Raw and wild bear viewing at Pack Creek
  • Chance to see Humpbacks bubble netting
  • Enjoy the real Alaskan rainforest
  • Visit Mendenhall Glacier ice caves

Bubble Netting Humpbacks & Grizzly Bears Alaska Tour

Amazing opportunity to see Grizzly Bears, and Humpbacks bubble netting off the coast of south east Alaska. Wildlife Trails has partnered up with small, expert local companies to offer multiple days of small group boat safaris, as we search for Humpbacks, Orcas and other amazing marine wildlife. As part of this Alaska wildlife holiday we also include a fly-in bear viewing tour from Juneau to Pack Creek; which annually hosts one of the largest concentrations of Grizzly Bears in the region; who come to feast on the huge numbers of returning salmon.

When to Go:
  • Jan
  • Feb
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  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Best time to visit -

JUL

Safari Style -

Bespoke Wildlife

DAY 1

ARRIVE INTO JUNEAU AIRPORT AND TAKE A TAXI TO YOUR B&B

Although this tour starts in Juneau, many of our clients fly in from either Seattle, or Anchorage and we can easily book hotels in these two cities and create a bespoke itinerary. On arriving in Juneau you will pay around $25 to take a taxi 30 minutes into the heart of Juneau’s colourful downtown, where you will find the charming and highly rated Silverbow B&B.

Accommodation : Silverbow B&B

DAYS 2&3

HALF-DAY WHALE WATCHING TOUR OUT OF AUKE BAY

At 07:30 you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Auke Bay for a private custom boat safari which will last 3 hours on the water. Jayleen’s boat carries a maximum of 6 passengers and the focus in July will be looking for Humpback Whales. If we are incredibly lucky, we may seem them breeching and bubble netting. We also may encounter Orcas and Sealions. On returning to Auke Bay, you will be driven back to your B&B. Rest of the day free to explore Juneau and visit local attractions.

Accommodation : Silverbow B&B

DAY 4

FULL DAY FLY-IN BEAR VIEWING TOUR AT PACK CREEK

After breakfast take a taxi back to Juneau Airport to check-in for your full day bear viewing tour with Pack Creek Bear Tours departs 13:00 (aim to arrive 45 minutes before your departure) and returns to Juneau at 19:30. You will spend five-six hours exploring a half mile of estuarine bear habitat, with an optional one mile interpretive hike on a moderate trail through pristine old growth forest to an observation tower above the creek. There is a maximum of 5 participants per tour and it will be guided by an Alaskan naturalist who specialises in bear behaviour in temperate rainforest habitat.

Accommodation : Silverbow B&B

DAY 5

FINAL MORNING WHALE BOAT SAFARI THEN FLY TO ANCHORAGE

Because this is your third whale watching tour with Jayleen you may be able to change direction a little and focus on some species you may not have seen in previous tour; although that will depend on the other clients. On returning to your accommodation you will take a taxi to Juneau airport to connect with your flight to Anchorage. On arrival you will be met and transferred to the highly rated Arctic Fox B&B in downtown Anchorage for your overnight accommodation.

Accommodation : Arctic Fox B&B

DAY 6

FULL DAY FREE IN ANCHORAGE FOR YOUR OWN ACTIVITIES

Free day for your own activities in Anchorage. We recommend renting a bicycle and cycling the 10 mile Tony Knowles Coastal Trail from downtown Anchorage from which offers the possibility to see Beluga Whales in Cook Inlet if the tide is in, and encounter moose and other wildlife along the trail

Accommodation : Arctic Fox B&B

DAY 7

TAKE A TAXI TO THE AIRPORT TO CONNECT WITH YOUR ONWARD FLIGHT

Pricing Info & Dates

Costs £2500 based on two people sharing and not including flights. Valid for travel from July 2021 until August 2022

Includes:

  • £100 donation to the Raincoast conservation foundation
  • A full day fly-in bear safari to Pack Creek
  • Three half-day small boat whale watching tours
  • Accommodation and activities as listed

Excludes:

  • The cost of international and domestic flights
  • The cost of applicable visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Most meals in Juneau
  • Gratuities for your wildlife guides

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What

Our Clients Say About Us

★★★★★
Brilliant!

We went to Alaska, which Wildlife Trails sorted out for us. I chose Wildlife Trails because Allan was more knowledgeable than others I emailed, and more helpful. We went to Anchorage, Seward, er, Nikiski, Kodiak and Katmai. At Nikiski we stayed at Daniels Lake Lodge B&B in a log cabin by the lake. It was an amazing place and was the wildest and most remote of our journey. We saw a black bear and 3 coyote on the road. Had a great day out with Alaska West Air near there. We had bears right beside our boat at Big River Lakes near Wolverine Creek, saw bald eagles and plenty of salmon in the river. They gave us a scenic flight on the way back flying right over double glacier and its ice field - so close we almost landed on it. Really breath-taking. We booked up Juneau Mendenhall Glacier Ice Adventure Tour ourselves through Alaska Shore Excursions - local tour operator was Liquid Alaska Tours. This was excellent. We did canoeing, went in an ice cave under the glacier and used crampons to climb on top of it. A fantastic day out. Would recommend these. Also had a great day out at Brooks Falls watching the bears catching the salmon that were jumping up the waterfall. Well worth the trip. Wouldn't recommend Jayleen's Alaska whale watching trip. We didn't see anything but a lighthouse for most of the morning. Cost us a fortune for 6 hours when we saw more on the 2 hour cruise with Alaska Tales for a fraction of the cost. These are a new company. We didn't have many on the boat so didn't have to fight the crowds to see the whales and they took us straight to them so didn't waste any of our time. To see black bears close up we went to AnAn Bear observatory. A mother and cub came very close to where we were standing on a platform. At the other places we saw brown bears. A great trip all in all. As I stated above Wildlife Trails are very knowledgeable and helpful. They always replied quickly to any emails I sent asking them a lot of questions (some I should have been able to work out myself). When we had problems they were always contactable to help us sort them out. The ferry they booked for us went on strike but Wildlife Trails had sorted us out a flight in its place before we even knew there was a problem, so the holiday ran very smoothly. I would recommend Wildlife Trails to anyone and I have already booked another trip with them next year.

ByDawn and Steve
★★★★★
Walking with Bears

A 7 night stay at Katmai Wilderness Lodge which was amazing both for accommodation, food, very friendly and helpful staff and of course seeing bears in their natural habitat. A 4 night stay in eau which included a visit to Pack Creek where we had good sighting of bears and 2 Whale Watching tours where we saw Humpbacks and seals and Stellar Sealions. Wildlife Trails a small family concern run by Allan and Kirsty Blanchard. Very efficient and helpful. Listened to what we wanted and put together a good itinerary.

ByJanet and Audrey
★★★★★
Thoroughly bearable

Great itinerary Jeaunau, a good start to be introduced to the quirkiness of Alaska We self-added Barrow and glad we did as it was culturally exotic as well as seeing the ice of the Artic Ocean The iak area had ups and downs due to weather; Alaska needs a weather disclaimer! Highlights were Frazer Lake and Katmai Wildnerness Lodge (when the weather was good) Homer was a great last stop as loved the hippie vibe and the trip to brooks from there was fantastic The overall theme was bears and each bear experience grew on the previous Brooks was the icing on the cake. A last morning in Anchorage sealed the oddidity of this amazing sate. (really feels like a seperate country) Excellent for planning and knowing the best spots as had done the trip himself. He had booked out the katmai wilderness lodge for his clients which was great as we fall a small party for 4 days. The wether disruption caused a lot of stress and Kodiak should katmai Wilderness shpul;d be marked with a high risk stamp We particularly hadn't realised with Katmai Wilderness the limited transpot links and lack of flexibilty to try and pre-empt detriorating weather.

ByJonathan and David
★★★★★
An action packed wildlife tour of Alaska

We travelled in dependently using a car, flights and the Alaska Marine Highway. Everything went smoothly from start to finish. Car hire and all accommodation were excellent. The itinerary worked l considering it was so packed - but we did have some independent down time. Some outstanding bear viewing at Brooks Falls, Pack Creek and AnAn. Loved it. Can't wait to go back Allan and Wildlife Trails offer a really personal service. Never ending patience as we nailed down all the details with numerous emails and calls He knew the area and offered good advice. The price was also competitive and allowed us to do so much.

ByElaine
★★★★★
Wonderful time in Alaska and Canada

Had a great time on our Wildlife Trails-organised trip to Alaska and W Canada. It was our first trip to that part of the world and our itinerary was great. Saw whales breaching and bears fishing well as fabulous scenery and some great little towns. Wildlife Trails put together a customised itinerary to meet our objectives. It was excellent. They deliver a very helpful and personalised service, which we really appreciated.

ByChris and Tricia