Admiralty National Monument "Fortress of the Bears" Unique Experiences
If you go hiking in this area, all you have to do is run faster
than the person or persons you are hiking with, don't worry about
outrunning the bears.
Given the name Kootznoowoo by the Tlingit Natives, Admiralty Island is The Fortress of the Bears. Admiralty has more than 1600 bears, one of the highest concentrations of brown bears in the world. The island is also rich with marine and bird life. There are more bald eagles on Admiralty than in the entire lower 48 states. While brown bears and eagles are most common on the island, many other creatures make Admiralty their home;
deer, fox, beaver, otter, and many species of marine life are abundant.
At Juneau Sportfishing & Sightseeing, we utilize companies that have designed their tours to be an eco-friendly wilderness experience with an emphasis on low-impact wildlife viewing. Just 15 minutes out of Juneau, your flight takes you over the shores of Admiralty, looking for wildlife in viewable areas. Your pilot will look for wildlife near a lake, beach or river and then will quietly land the aircraft and paddle closer. This enables guests to get out on the floats and view or photograph the wildlife from the safety of the aircraft. Every trip is uniquely different.
Admiralty National Monument Brown Bear Enthusiasts and Photographers
Admiralty Island is renowned as one of the most famous bear sanctuaries in the world. Pack Creek tours offer you a once in a lifetime opportunity to discover the wild, free living Alaskan Brown Bear with our experienced and knowledgeable guides.
Guided tours are available May - September. If you wish to book a tour during the (July 5 - August 25) peak season, please contact us as early in the year as possible!
Peak Season (7/5- 8/25) guided tours are limited to specific assigned dates. Please contact us soon to check on our current schedule.