Last updated: January 10, 2019
What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.
Shortly after your arrival in Juneau, your charter flight to Pack Creek and onto Gustavus takes off over the green forest. The bear viewing at Pack Creek is among the best in Southeast Alaska. Please read about the tour here to make sure it is a good fit for your family. Because it is a custom trip, the operator will try to find the most accessible bear viewing but can’t make promises. After watching the bears the plane will continue onto Gustavus and tthe good folks from the BEar Track will drive you to the lodge. (D)
Bear Track Inn – Head out on a private boat to Point Adolphus, where you will be dropped off with kayaks and a lunch. (B,L,D) – Is this guided? It really needs to be.
Bear Track Inn – activities on your own. Explore the NPS visitor center and Bartlett Cove. (B,L,D)
Bear Track Inn – activities on your own. (B,L,D)
Bear Track Inn – Start early with a drive down to the docks, then enjoy a full day of saltwater fishing on a private boat. Halibut and Rockfish inhabit the cold waters of Icy Strait and this is your chance to catch one.(B,L,D)
Bear Track Inn – Full-day (eight-hour) private boat trip up Glacier Bay. Lots of birdwatching along the way, and time spent watching ice chunks calve off the glaciers. If conditions permit you can sometimes boat through the icebergs to the very face of the McBride Glacier. With luck you’ll see bears, sea-otters, and maybe even a wolf on the shore.(B,L,D)
Bear Track Inn – activities on your own. Hike to the waterfall behind the Inn, or relax with a good book. (B,L,D)
Wake up at Bear Track Inn, fly to Skagway for the White Pass Railroad Tour and explore the Klondike Gold Rush National Park headquarters. In the evening, take the Fast Ferry to Haines. Stay at The River House. (B, L)
Explore Haines and it’s surroundings on your own. Hike the Battery Point Trail, or drive out to Chilkoot Lake to watch bears fishing in the river. Stay at The River House.
A full day of freshwater fishing with Fly Guides on the Chilkat River. (L)
Drive up the Haines Highway into British Columbia to experience the grandeur of mountains and tundra. It’s only an hour and a half drive each way, but bring your passport, because you will be transported literally and metaphorically.
Fly or ferry from Haines to Juneau to meet your departing flights.