SeaWind Aviation is a family operation committed to providing the finest of Alaska, including flight seeing in the Misty Fjords, viewing wildlife on a bear viewing tour, fishing or enjoying crab feasts, or by simply embarking on an air charter in the Southeast Alaska panhandle.
Our Alaska based business was founded on experience and knowledge that dates back through generations of seaplane and floatplane adventures. Seawind Aviation has been a top rated tour operator since inception and we invite you to experience the difference of our airline in Ketchikan.
What we'll do
The Traitors Cove Bear Viewing experience begins with a short 20 minute floatplane flight over the lush wilderness of the Tongass National Forest. Your pilot will narrate along the way, pointing out key points in the area.
After you touch down in Traitors Cove, you will be met on the floatplane dock by your personal Alaska Bear Guide who will drive you about one mile down a United States Forest Service (USFS) road to a trailhead. Your guide will safely escort you down the trail (approximately 250 yards) to the Margaret Creek Bear Viewing platform.
Along the trail, your guide will point out the flora, fauna, berries and trees as well as any wildlife you encounter. Keep your eyes peeled all around – bald eagles and even bears are known to perch high above in the trees.
What to expect / what's provided
*Duration: 3 hours with up to 45-minutes of flightseeing
*Visit a world class bear viewing facility
*A round trip flight over the Tongass National Forest is included
*Listen to a personalized flight narration - no recorded tracks
*There is a high likelihood of seeing black bears, eagles, and salmon
*Enjoy a nature walk of approximately .25 mile round trip
*Be accompanied by an experienced Alaska bear guide