Experience the thrill of taking off by floatplane with a veteran Alaska bush pilot on a unique wildlife expedition. The 20 minute flight takes you by historic homesteads and over the sparkling waters of Alaska’s fabled Inside Passage. View a landscape of forested mountains and pristine lakes on your way to the remote viewing location. Upon landing, you’ll be met by an Alaskan naturalist and be driven approximately a mile by van along a forest road to the trailhead.
A pleasant and short hike along a trail leads to a viewing platform overlooking a beautiful salmon spawning stream. In addition to Black Bears, Sitka Black-tailed Deer, Bald Eagles, mink and marten also frequent the area. From the viewing platform, you’ll look down on stunning rapids as the fast flowing creek cascades towards the sea and large numbers of salmon congregate. This is where Black Bears gather to feed on runs of pink, coho, and chum salmon as they head upstream to spawn. Bald Eagles perch in the surrounding trees waiting for fish scraps left by the bears.