Wildlife

On our bear viewing trips, our goal to is see brown bears in a wilderness setting. These bears are icons of Alaska and wild places. Seeing a bear in the wild is great thrill.

If you’re interested in seeing whales, consider flying out to get on the water to look for whales with Jayleen or on the water in Sitka with Gary.

When seeking wildlife encounters, we recognize that we are in the animal’s home. This guides us to act with respect and restraint. In places where bears gather, they extend a level of tolerance towards each other that allows us to move among them as a neutral presence. Your guide will use their experience and judgement to do this in the safest and most respectful way. While our goal is to have an amazing day, we empower our guides to make decisions that prioritize the comfort and well-being of the animals over viewing opportunities because this will increase the safety of our operations, protect the long-term viability of wildlife viewing opportunities, and we believe it is the right thing to do.

We advocate and work for a better understanding of bears and other predators to reduce conflicts with humans. We also advocate for the wild places that these animals call home.

We are guided by the following quote from Henry Beston. “For the animal shall not be measured by man…They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.”

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