Bear Viewing in Alaska

Observe and photograph Brown (Grizzly) Bear and Black Bear in the Alaskan wilderness.

Watch for black and brown bear throughout your trip. Along the shore line, on the rocky slopes in glacial fjords and beside salmon streams. Often the most unforgettable bear encounters are in our favorite bays.

We want all of our guests to see a bear.

On Discovery’s wildlife cruises we anchor (most evenings) in a beautiful and pristine bay. The spectacular scenery and solitude are not the only things that draw us here …..

  • Admiralty, Baranof and Chichagof Islands are home to some of the highest concentrations of Brown Bear in the world.
  • In spring time Brown Bear forage on sedges and grasses in meadows and along the shoreline.
  • During the summer months Alaska’s salmon species return in large numbers and bear are drawn to the river mouths and salmon spawning streams.
  • We will go on short hikes to look for bear and watch quietly as they fish and go about their daily routine.
  • Often the best way to see a bear is from the skiff or kayaks. On a  small ship cruise we can mobilize our group quickly so that no one misses out on the opportunity to see a brown bear.