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I Will Be In Juneau In Mid August For 1 Day While Cruising Alaska. Is It Worth The Cost To Take A Sea Plane To Admiralty Island To View The Bears Or Would My Time And Money Be Spent Better Spent Doing A Whale Excursion Or A Helicopter Flight Over The Glaciers? I Really Want To See Bears On My Trip But At A Cost Of $1200 For 2 Persons I Am Having Trouble Justifying The Costs. Any Insights Would Be Greatly Appreciated.
Mid August is also a possiblity to go bear watching from Ketchikan to Anan Creek. Have you thought of that? Not sure if you will be in Ketchikan or not. The permits are cheaper ($10 vs. $50 for Pack Creek). Still about $800-$1000 for two people.
I am going to Anan in July - slightly on the early side of peak season there but I will be there for 3 days/2 nights not just a few hours so I am comfortable with that. Plus, my cost for 3 days is much less than a fly in for bear watching so I am pleased and excited about it.
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