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Fortress of the Bear: Tours & Tickets

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4639 Sawmill Creek Rd, Sitka, AK 99835-9805
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I arrived just as they opened and were eagerly greeted by the staff. From that point on we were given an incredible tour with very detailed histories of each animal. We were allowed to help feed and learned that at least one...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank imlay
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fortress of the Bear remains one of Southeast Alaska's best tourism destinations. You can get closer in the wild, but you really don't want to!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank rainbirdmuse
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is so cool to visit! The bears are fun to watch and are usually doing something cool when you are there. The guides are great with them and the bears sure know them! It’s pretty amazing !!!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank clynn1968
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this site using an independent tour operator. While it was a nice visit it felt as though we were in a zoo. That aside I thought the price to view the bears was a bit high especially after spending $90 each just for...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Forest W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not a zoo, but a bear refuge. If you don't have a car you'll need to catch a taxi or the local bus (hourly $1 each way & short walk from bus stop). There are 3 types of bears including black & 2...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank avio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Part of our best of Sitka tour we visited the fortress of the bears. Walking up a ramp you see both silo with the brown coastal bears and the sloped tree area behind had 3 black bears The staff gave a informative commentary on the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Peter/Kelli M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the highlight of our Sitka visit. Well run and all the people there had great information to share with us. We delighted in seeing several bears being so well cared for in a natural habitat. Not to be missed when visitng Sitka.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank mlclark49
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did this in May.,It was amazing to see bald eagles take chunks of fish out of the air. The bears were pretty large and they had different breeds.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank LoveTravel36119
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While I appreciate what it is the people here do, be aware that if you use a cruise ship or dockside excursion trip, you will spend more time there than necessary. The bus that took us dropped us off and said they would return in...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank caffora
Reviewed 16 September 2019

It was amazing to see so many bears and the great rapport the staff have with them. This is nothng like a zoo. The bears are obviously really well cared for and it is almost impossible to get so close and see them unless it...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Patsy G
5 May 2018|
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Response from kdeaver | Reviewed this property |
We signed up at the dock for a combo Fortress of the Bears and Eagle Sanctuary bus tour. It was approximately $30 per person. It was a far better deal than any preorder trip on the ship! The guide told us all about the area... More
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James H
15 March 2018|
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Response from leewI2778AB | Reviewed this property |
We took the bus in mid-Sep on a Frriday, which went to Fortress of the Bear and a bird place on the same trip.
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MLOU19
19 June 2017|
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Response from Kbwhat | Reviewed this property |
There is a ramp as well as stairs.
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