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Bear viewing at Pack Creek - David B Small Ship CruisesWe have two available last-minute spaces on Trip # 376 – Alaska’s Inside Passage with Pack Creek Bear Viewing. This is an amazing trip filled with tidewater glaciers, whales, hiking, and kayaking. The highlight of the trip is a visit to the Pack Creek Bear Viewing Area, a special location on Admiralty Island, known as Kootsnoowoo  (meaning Fortress of the Bear) by the Tlingit. This area was set up by the US Forest Service for visitors to watch brown (grizzly) bears in the wild. It’s also one of our favorite places, and spring is one of the best times to watch bears do their bear things. Love is in the air and getting to watch brown bear courtship is better than any soap opera.

These spaces are open to anyone who is or will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the time of sailing.

Dates: May 18-25, 2021
Departs: Juneau, AK
Disembarks: Petersburg, AK
Available Cabin: Keta with 2 extra long twin bunks and private ensuite head
Cost: Regularly $6800. Now special price: $4760 per person

We hope to see you aboard the David B!

Christine

PS – If you have any questions about any of our trips in Alaska, the San Juan Islands, or the Inside Passage, send Sarah an email or give her a call at 360-474-7218.

PPS – Also, if you would like a private tour of the David B contact Sarah to schedule an appointment for our spring Open Boat is this weekend, April 10 or 11.  Each appointment will 30 minutes with a 15-minute gap between appointments. The maximum group size will be 5 and masks will be required.

A Very Zen Line of Work – Podcast

Northwest Navigation Podcast - Pack Creek BearsThis week’s episode of the Northwest Navigation podcast is all things bears. We have a lot of respect for bears. They are big scary creatures that have the potential to be dangerous, yet bears also inspire us through their natural abilities, and their beauty. As students of the wild, when we observe bears we not only learn about them, we learn about ourselves.

Dan Kirkwood from Pack Creek Bear Tours, sat down with us to share his insights into bear behavior, and what to expect when visiting places like Pack Creek.

Listen:  A Very Zen Line of Work

Pack Creek Bear Guide in AlaskaBe sure to check out the trips we offer with Dan and Pack Creek Bear Tours.

Trip Number 334: Alaska’s Fjords with Pack Creek Bear Viewing
Dates: May 11-18, 2019
Boards: Petersburg
Disembarks: Juneau (Auke Bay)
Itinerary… 

Bear sitting at Pack Creek in AlaskaTrip Number 336: Adventures NW Photography Workshop –  Alaska’s Fjords and Pack Creek Bear Viewing
Dates: May 31 – June 7, 2019
Boards: Auke Bay (Juneau)
Disembarks: Petersburg
Itinerary…

 

A special old bear

We watched this old bear at Pack Creek on Alaska’s Admiralty Island in the spring. She’s thirtysomething and walks with a deep limp from a broken leg now healed. Her nose was once broken and sits askew. Even as she digs clams with mud clinging to her aged fur, I can’t help but think she’s the most beautiful animal I’ve ever seen.

Bear watching in Alaska at Pack Creek on Admiralty Island

Dreaming In Glacier Bay – Adventures NW Magazine

Article in Adventreus NW Magazine about our Glacier Bay Photography WorkshopLast year we did our first Photography Workshop in conjunction with Adventures NW Magazine. Here’s a link to their website with an article describing what it was like to spend 8-days learning about photography and post-processing photographs in Glacier Bay on the David B.

http://www.adventuresnw.com/dreaming-in-glacier-bay/

After reading this article, we know you’ll want to go on one of our Photo Workshop cruises, so be sure to check out our 2018 schedule and itineraries for photography workshops.

Alaska’s Fjords and Pack Creek Bear Viewing Photography Workshop

https://northwestnavigation.com/alaska-adventure-photography-cruise/

Glacier Bay Photography Workshop

https://northwestnavigation.com/glacier-bay-photography-cruise/