Kaktovik Tours - 618 6th St, Kaktovik, AK 99747 - Rated 3.7 based on 1 Review "What a way to see Polar Bears. Please contact us with any questions, to check availability, and to make your reservations for our unforgettable Barter Island polar bear viewing and photo boat tours in 2021. The primary (and best) opportunities to watch bears are boat-based. Since_71 . AKStafford. Polar Bear One Day Tour Day tour from Fairbanks to Kaktovik and back. NOTE: October 7 departure date is a 7-day tour with (4) full-days polar bear viewing in Kaktovik. Kaktovik Tours: Polar bears! The hotel is located close to the downtown area. Owner and local Inupiat Jack Kayotuk grew up traveling and living on and along the arctic land and sea. What is the best way to get to Kaktovik from Fairbanks? WHO WE ARE. Truly the best Polar Bear Tour company in Kaktovik. You will have plenty of opportunity to get photos of these majestic animals. Lunch & Dinner is included in Kaktovik. This property is located within walking distance to some of Fairbanks best restaurants. Since_71 . Trip cancellation/interruption and baggage insurance is available at a supplemental cost. Location: Kaktovik, Alaska. Kaktovik Arctic Adventures is Alaska's premier ecotourism company; it is the first licensed polar bear, rafting and scenic tour company operating out of Kaktovik. Here you will meet your local guide that will give instructions on bear viewing and proper bear etiquette and then set out on his boat to see the bears. We regularly see young bears “play fighting” on both the beach and in the shallows. This tour is a bit different, as permits are required. View the bears resting on sand spits and feasting on whale meat. The business supports the limited local economy, while ecotourists bring visibility to the dire situation in the Arctic North. For this tour, a non-refundable deposit of 50% per person is due at the time of booking. It was a privilege to be able to view and photograph the bears with knowledgeable and respectful local tour guides Jack and Steve. Akook Arctic Adventures . Owner and local Inupiat Jack Kayotuk grew up traveling and living on and along the arctic land and sea. We will resume normal tours for 2021 and we are currently booking tours for next year. (B,L,D), DAY 6: Kaktovik to Fairbanks: Today you will spend a half day Polar Bear watching from your boat. Bruce Inglangasak, a native Inupiat Eskimo, lives in the small settlement of Kaktovik on the North Slope of Alaska. There’s one place, and one place only, to see polar bears in America. “Viewing polar bears in Kaktovik has to be one of the most amazing wildlife viewing opportunities on the planet. This will be a boat tour to observe and photograph Polar Bears on Barter Island. Once there, we’ll check in and have lunch, as well as a brief orientation for the tour. Write a review. Kaktovik Tours: Polar bears! fti. Overnight in Kaktovik. Kaktovik Arctic Adventures is Alaska's premier ecotourism company; it is the first licensed polar bear, rafting and scenic tour company operating out of Kaktovik. E-Mail akookarcticadventures@gmail.com. They have over 20 years experience with the bears. This is wild Alaska! contact us . 4,860 forum posts. Journey to the remote depths of the arctic to photograph the largest and most majestic of the land carnivores! Price for the 7-day tour is $7,450 per person. We offer polar bear tours, nature and wildlife tours, and northern lights tours along the Alaskan arctic coast, including boat trips and photography tours with expert guides and naturalists. NOTE: This tour option is designed for all levels of photographers. The number of bears a group sees varies greatly, but most visitors see at least one bear if not more. TOUR COST:  Price for the 5-day tour is $5,900/person. 5,684 forum posts. Maximum group size is 6 participants. Show options. Guests will receive a full refund if we do not meet the minimum numbers. Thank you to the Akook Team.”          – Karen, Anchorage, Alaska. Overnight in Fairbanks. Overnight in Kaktovik. The Polar Bear Capital of Alaska. NOTE: This tour option is designed for all levels of photographers. 7,771 forum posts. Read more. Robert Thompson has been guiding polar bear tours in Kaktovik, Alaska, for two decades. Please call (907) 717-9666. (Our group will have exclusive use of the boat.) WHEN TO GO: The polar bear expedition is offered daily during the prime polar bear viewing season on Kaktovik — from August 25 to September 25. Interactions between mothers and cubs are complex and clearly intimate. Welcome to an amazing Kaktovik photo tour to Barter Island on the northern coast of Alaska, where we will have some incredible close encounters with the king of the Arctic – Polar bear. - See 48 traveler reviews, 14 candid photos, and great deals for Kaktovik, AK, at Tripadvisor. The Alaska Polar Bear Tour provides unmatched opportunities to see and photograph Polar Bears in the best Polar Bear viewing area in Alaska! Due to COVID-19, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge suspended issuance of all permits for commercial polar bear viewing on Refuge waters in 2020. Learn about Inupiat Native culture while visiting this native village. It specializes in Polar Bear tours off the coast of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Once reaching Barter Island from Fairbanks or Prudhoe Bay, it’s a short ride to the boat from your hotel. This tour does require a minimum of (4) guests to depart. After boarding the boat, you will reach the bears in a protected lagoon for a trip of a lifetime! Traveller rating. Our boat left on time, warm gear was offered. See, enjoy and photograph polar bears in Alaska with a local Inupiaq guide and his long time friend and partner – a naturalist and professional wildlife photographer. Photograph polar bears in the wild with this personalized, full package Alaskan tour! We specialize in personalized Arctic adventures! Polar Bears, Grizzly Bears, Dahl Sheep, and Moose are just some of the animals we will encounter. Not included: Alaska taxes; airfare to and from Fairbanks. Together they offer you an opportunity of a lifetime! The Polar Bear Capital of Alaska. Safely view and photograph polar bears, in a rare and special wildlife encounter. SOLD OUT – If interested in a similar tour, please email Cindy. Read more. Write a review. Wish to book a polar bear tour or need more information? We go deeper into Denali than 90% of any other guests and we even do a Glacier Landing. The polar bear expedition is offered daily during the prime polar bear viewing season on Kaktovik — from August 25 to September 25. (B,L,D), Day 4: Kaktovik to Fairbanks: Today you will spend a half-day Polar Bear watching from your boat. We continue to serve the public by phone and e-mail. TRAVEL INSURANCE: Because of the conditions above the Arctic Circle, we strongly recommend purchasing trip cancellation/interruption insurance to protect your travel investment at the time you sign up for one of our trips. An intimate and compelling photographic experience with Polar bears! The Alaska Polar Bear Viewing Kaktovik Expedition Tour provides unmatched opportunities to see and photograph Alaska Polar Bears in the best Polar Bear viewing area in Alaska! After lunch at the Marsh Creek Inn, guests will find their way to the harbor, where rustic planks lead down to open-air boats that hold a maximum of six passengers each. There is a lunch break in between the two viewing sessions. Polar bears area amongst the largest land mammals in North America. Kaktovik Tours offer polar bear viewing trips by boat in Kaktovik. MINIMUM NUMBERS: This tour does require a minimum of 4 to go. You can have up to 6 people in your group. 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