Category: Southeast Alaska Wildlife

Dive into the fascinating world of kayaking among coastal creatures. Join us on an exploration of marine life encounters, wildlife conservation, and responsible paddling practices in diverse ecosystems. Discover thrilling stories, insightful guides, and tips for safely and respectfully interacting with whales, seals, seabirds, and other fascinating wildlife species. Learn how to navigate wildlife habitats, interpret animal behaviors, and capture unforgettable moments while preserving the natural beauty of our oceans and shores.

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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