AnAn Creek, located 30 miles southeast of Wrangell, supports one of the largest pink salmon runs in Southeast Alaska. A wide variety of fish-eating animals are attracted to the seasonal abundance. Here, visitors may see black and brown bears, bald eagles, and sea lions. AnAn is accessible only by floatplane or boat. It features a 1/2 mile long boardwalk and observation platform with a covered shelter.
Arrive in Wrangell on your own or let us help you make travel arrangements. Wrangell, Alaska, is on an island nestled at the mouth of the mighty Stikine River. The small town offers visitors a friendly taste of an authentic island community in the midst of a unique and pristine wilderness in Alaska. Overnight at a Lodge in Wrangell.
Bear Viewing at AnAn Observatory
The AnAn Observatory is located 35 miles southeast of Wrangell on the mainland's Cleveland Peninsula. Each summer, thousands of spawning salmon attract Brown Bears, Black Bears, Bald Eagles, and seals that feed in the lagoon. Today you will travel to AnAn via Eastern Passage by covered, heated boats. Upon arrival at AnAn you will be greeted by US Forest Service personnel, who will provide a brief orientation. You will then walk the approximately ½ mile to the observatory on a boardwalk trail that is reasonably flat with bridges over waterways. This walk takes 20 to 30 minutes and has uneven terrain and numerous stairs. Your guides are Alaska Residents with extensive wilderness experience and will interpret local flora and fauna as well as history and Tlingit Culture as it pertains to the AnAn area.
You usually spend about 3 hours at the Observatory, but will stay longer if the bears are late or the group wants additional time. Every day is different and things happen in a natural way, therefore the trip might have to be adjusted. You will want to bring food for the return trip to Wrangell, soft drinks and bottled water for your convenience will be provided. After the tour you will spend another night in Wrangell at your lodge.
Your tour ends today. Depart Wrangell on your own or let us help you make travel arrangements.
Available from July 5th to August 25th, 2016
Rates 2017 are available on request
3 days/2 nights
Double$718 per personBooking Code ASL5
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