Alaska Hummer Adventures is an independent, family-owned and operated company that has been guiding tourists off the beaten path in style and comfort through the temperate rainforest of Southeast Alaska since 2004.
The founders identified the need for a more personalized, custom touring option based on the individual needs of small groups. Our own travel experiences as a family of five with young children inspired us to create this private, custom, affordable adventure service they call "Touring in Rugged Luxury.”
Our vision came to fruition as the company began operations in 2004 with one Hummer H2, and continued expansion with a fleet of five Hummers. In 2015, We took this concept to the water adding "Hummer of the sea” adventures including Expedition Black Bear, Saltwater Expedition, and Misty Fjords Expedition. Alaska Hummer Adventures is proud to be an innovator in bringing the true Alaskan lifestyle to so many of our guests worldwide.
What we'll do
Come experience bear watching in Ketchikan, Alaska! In mid-summer and early fall when the salmon arrive to spawn, Margaret Creek, in Traitor’s Cove, is host to a high concentration of black bears.
Begin your Alaska bear adventure from Ketchikan Cruise Ship Dock, Berth 3. Traitor’s Cove is located 26 miles north of Ketchikan and approximately 60-70 minutes (one way) by boat.
Your Six-Pack licensed captain guides you on a saltwater safari through the Tongass Narrows, Clover Passage, and temperate rainforest to Traitor’s Cove navigating the vessel on a path of scenic sanctuaries, stunning bays, and inlets, and past a majestic lighthouse seeking marine and coastal wildlife viewing opportunities along the way. Quite often you will be able to observe the captivating behavior of whales breaching and tail-slapping, revere bear trails and salmon streams, and marvel at bald eagles feasting on salmon leftovers from the bears foraging.
In mid-summer and early fall, when the salmon arrive to spawn, Margaret Creek, in Traitor’s Cove, is host to a high concentration of black bears.
At Traitor’s Cove dock your adventure continues as you drive 1.25 miles by private van to the Margaret Creek trailhead. From here you continue on a short 250-yard walk along a rainforest trail to the bear viewing falls.
The boat is a 30’ Aluminum Chambered Boat with twin Honda 250 outboards, heated cabin and restroom on board, life jackets and light snacks provided; smooth riding, superior maneuverability, generous deck, and great visibility for memorable photos.
Your captain/guide is well equipped and very familiar with travel in bear country as well as knowledgeable about local flora, fauna, and wildlife that inhabit the rainforest. Join us on our epic bear tours in Ketchikan, Alaska.
What to expect / what's provided
*Duration: 4 to 4.5 hour
*Capacity: 3 person minimum; 6 person maximum (refunds will be provided if the minimum cannot be met)
*Heated cabin and restroom on board
*Life jackets and light snacks provided
*When exploring Alaska, it is important to have the correct clothing to stay warm and comfy. Pack clothing items that can be layered, a lightweight shirt, a sweater, and a lightweight jacket, allowing you to adapt to the varying temperatures. Lightweight rain gear, waterproof hiking shoes or sneakers help keep you and your feet dry and cozy. Gloves, scarves, and dry socks prevent you from getting chilled. Pack a hat and sunglasses.
*We provide binoculars to enhance wildlife viewing opportunities.
*Be sure to bring your camera and a rainproof jacket.
*This tour requires a 3 person minimum to operate, we will do our best to fill the remaining seats however if the tour doesn't reach the minimum you will be given the option to pay for the remaining minimum seats or given a full refund.
Prior to 60 days is fully refundable. 30-59 days is 50% refundable. Less than 30 days is non-refundable.