Traitors cove bear viewing Tour

Between August 1st and September 30th you can visit the bear viewing observatory at Traitors Cove. Fly by floatplane along the beautiful waterways of the lush Tongass National Forest to a US Forest Service maintained trail and the Margarete Creek Bear Viewing platform.

Bears can be seen as they dive into the rushing water to fetch their wild salmon feast. Along with the wild salmon and bears you will also see bald eagles eating what the bears have left behind.

Your journey will be accompanied by a bear guide who will provide information of the surrounding Alaskan environment along the way. Combine a short hike, beautiful scenery and a magnificent wildlife experience all in one trip.

This is a four hour tour that includes a floatplane flight, a one mile drive by van on a US Forest Service road and a short hike along a boardwalk trail to the viewing platform. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring plenty of camera batteries!

The US Forest Service restricts access to Margarete Observatory by permit. As a result, only small numbers of people have the opportunity to visit this beautiful site so book early!