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Any Alaska Bears And Silver Bay Homestead Experience excursion reviews?


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  • 4 weeks later...

Follow up after returning from the Celebrity Eclipse on 7/10-7/17.

I highly recommend this excursion. This was the only excursion on the entire cruise where we were asked to wear a mask on the bus and the guide Brian was excellent as he drove us through Sitka to Fortress of the bear sharing his information. We were at the Fortress of the Bear for 30 minutes, which was plenty of time to walk through, take photos and ask questions. Next we hopped back on the tour bus and drove to Silver Bay where we boarded the Yukon Queen. Silver bay is such a beautiful place. The boat guides were great too. Pointing out many things along the way that we would not have noticed or known about the plants, wildlife(we saw many Eagles up in the treetops) and environment along the bay. The boat highlight was the stop at the renovated homestead, which was so welcoming! We were greeted by John, who shared his local stories around a campfire while we roasted s'mores. Hot cocoa, a sampling of smoked salmon and indoor and outdoor seating were available. My children were able to walk along the shoreline and skip rocks and explore, as well as sit on the deck around a fire pit separate from the campfire. This was such a unique excursion for us- our group had ages ranging from 2-60 and each of us enjoyed it.

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