Black Bear Expedition
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Black Bear Expedition
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Black Bear Expedition

5 h
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In the mid-summer and early fall, when the salmon arrive to spawn, Margaret Creek (Traitor’s Cove) is host to a high concentration of black bears. Among these old growth forests, pristine rivers, striking mountains, soaring eagles and ravens, and then there is the powerful black bear. Explore a nook of the last frontier – Southern Southeast Alaska – by sea in an expedition that offers an excellent chance of seeing black bears feasting, frolicking, or slumbering in the wild. Begin your Expedition Black Bear from Ketchikan’s waterfront in close proximity of the piers. Black Bear viewing is located 26 miles north of Ketchikan in Margaret Bay/Traitors Cove, this area is accessible on a forty-five minute boat ride (could be up to sixty minutes). A Six-Pack Licensed Captain as your guide will drop you at a dock, and from there it’s a 1¼ -mile walk, but your guide will give you an adventurous ride on your private motor vehicle that is positioned at the dock. This short ride takes you to the viewing platform that rests next to the stream and at the top of the fish ladder. Your guide is very familiar with travel in bear country. On your way to Margaret Bay/Traitor’s Cove you can take advantage of these waters since this is a prime area for both killer whales and humpback whales. Quite often you will be able to observe their captivating behavior — breaching, and tail-slapping. We'll explore stunning bays and inlets, revere bear trails and admire salmon streams. It’s not only bears feeding; you just might see Bald Eagles feeding on salmon left overs from the bears foraging.
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