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Day 4 Icy Straight Point - Spasski River Valley, Wildlife and Bear Search

Day 4 Icy Straight Point - Spasski River Valley, Wildlife and Bear Search

Duration: 2hr 30 min

Available on: Day 4 at 8:30 am

Activity Level: Moderate - Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.



Delight in Icy Strait Point’s natural splendors as you embark on a guided walking tour of the lush Spasski River Valley in search of bears and other wildlife. Learn about the area’s ecology and Hoonah village’s fascinating Tlingit population en route to Spasski River. Explore the rugged bush country on foot, walking along the “trail of the bears”, while keeping an eye out for Alaskan coastal brown bears, Sitka black-tailed deer, and soaring bald eagles.


  • Commentated Drive: Listen along as your guide provides an ecology background and describes the history of Hoonah's thriving Tlingit community.
  • Spasski River Valley: The bush country lining the river is home to a large concentration of Alaskan Coastal brown bears.
  • Guided Walking Tour: Journey along the "trail of the bears", where you might encounter bears, black-tailed deer, or tree-perched eagles.

Important details and advisements

  • Weather conditions in southeast Alaska may change suddenly.
  • Guests must be able to walk approximately 800 yards over gravel and boardwalk paths.
  • Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.
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