P olar Bear Viewing!
Polar Bears, Kings of the Great White North!
From Alaska’s interior to the Arctic coast in the Beaufort sea enjoy an incomparable opportunity to observe polar bears in the wilds of Alaska.
Every year, dozens of polar bears flock to the Arctic Alaska community of Kaktovik, lured by the potential for feasting on the remains of whales taken during traditional subsistence hunts. The summer months are often a lean time for polar bears, who spend much of the winter gorging themselves on seals out on the sea ice.
As the ice retreats from shore every summer, the polar bears must decide when to go to ground, abandoning their primary food source and adopting a temporarily hardscrabble life on land. The fall subsistence whaling season gives them a brief autumn feast of whatever is left on the whale after villagers take what they need. The bears take full advantage.
Kaktovik is a small village sitting on Barter Island, abutting the Beaufort Sea on Alaska's north coast. About 250 people populate the community, and many still depend on the fall whaling hunts to provide enough food to get them through harsh winters. But even the best-harvested whales have scraps left over, and that draws the bears
The King Air departs Anchorage at 8 a.m., arriving in Kaktovic on Barter Island around 10 a.m., flying over awe-inspiring scenery such as the Alaska Range, Brooks Range and Yukon Flats. You will meet up with your Inupiat Eskimo guide as he acquaints you with this great land, while making your way to view polar bears in their natural habitat.
This extraordinary adventure lasts between four and six hours. The memories you take home will last a lifetime!
$2,200 per person with a four (4) person minimum. A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking with the balance due at the time of travel. We try to accommodate groups of all sizes, but we do have a four person minimum for travel.
With 31 days notice of cancellation, the deposit is refunded less $75 per person cancellation fee. With 30 days notice, the deposit is forfeited and with 24 hours notice of cancellation, the full fare will be charged, no refund will be issued. If we have to cancel due to bad weather, you are fully refunded, OR you may re-book on a space available basis. You may want to consider trip insurance
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