Category: Kayaking Safety

Delve deep into essential tips, techniques, and guidelines to ensure your kayaking adventures in untamed waters are thrilling, safe, and responsible. From understanding coastal currents and weather patterns to preparing for wildlife encounters and handling emergencies, our blog covers a wide range of topics to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed for a successful wilderness kayaking experience.

Alaska Coastal Brown Bear fishing in a stream

Guidelines for Safe Bear Encounters

Southeast Alaska is famous for a lot of things: Whales, salmon, big trees, glaciers, berries, and other things… BEARS! There’s no getting around it. On Baranof Island, where Sitka is located, it is estimated that there is more or less one brown bear per square mile, which is roughly 1,500 bears.

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