BLACK BEAR INN ACTIVITY RECOMMENDATIONS
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I am happy to help set up your Activity schedule while you are staying with us. Below is a list of activities I can recommend. Keep in mind that this is only a partial list and if you are looking for something unlisted please call me. I'll be happy to help plan your dream trip, in any way possible.
Let me know what you are interested in and I will arrange it, free of charge. I suggest you make you plans early, as there are only a few spaces available on many of the tours.
Bering Sea Crab Fishermen’s Tour. 3 hour Adventure on the Aleutian Ballard from Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch. Morning & Afternoon
Seaplane trip to the Misty Fjords. These Trips are offered year round. I will only book you with the best companies. Do not book with someone before you talk with me.
Bear watching sanctuaries seaplane trips, fresh water seaplane fishing trips, helicopter flights, and saltwater guided boat fishing trips must be book early.
Misty Fjords by large Catamaran 4 hours. Morning & Afternoon
Ketchikan Zodiac Eco Water Adventure Drive your own AMI Inflatable to hidden coves, and rainforest beaches. 2 companies one goes north and the other one goes south of town.
There are 2 Kayak companies that offer half and full day trips or will let you rent a kayak on your own. One company offers a Kayak and Electric bike tour combined with a nature hike.
Snorkel Alaska offers a great one hour Snorkel adventure. There are also SeaCycle, Hummer, Hovercraft, Adventure Kart, Jet Ski, & Amphibious tours.
Zip Line Canopy Adventure. This is a good place to see bears.
Backcountry Jeep & Canoe Safari explores Back Country ending at Harriet Hunt Lake. 4 people per jeep. You take turn driving.
Go for a ‘All you can eat’ Crab Feast at George Inlet Lodge on most Saturday nights or take a boat trip to Silverking Lodge for a great ‘Seafood feast’ lunch and nature walk.
Spend at least a day hiking some of the trails and another day visiting the Totem parks, carvers, museums and art galleries. We have the largest collection of Totem Poles in the world.
Take a private Island tour with Alaska Native Lisa Krieger or one of the other private guides.
To truly experience our Island you should rent a car. Tongass Car Rental is an inexpensive local company. Call Dan at 907-821-4899. Tell him you are staying with us to get the best rate. If he is out of cars, try Alaska Car rental or Budget, but they will cost more. We have public bus, & taxis but a car is needed to get to many of the lakes, parks, trails, & restaurants. It is also the best way to get to Herring Bay to watch Black Bears in the evening.
ABOUT KETCHIKAN ALASKA
Ketchikan is five hundred miles north of Seattle. It is accessible by the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry, Alaska Air, and Delta Airlines. Located on Revillagigedo Island, it is Alaskas first city, and as the first or last port of call for all Southeast Alaska cruise ships.
The historic downtown, wedged between water and forested mountains, becomes saturated in summer with cruise ship passengers, independent travelers, and seasonal workers. The town is built into steep hills and partly propped on wooden pilings, with boardwalks, wooden staircases and totem poles dotted throughout. By 1886, white settlers had opened the first of dozens of salmon canneries.
It soon became known as the Salmon Capital of the World.
Ketchikan is named after Ketchikan Creek, which flows through the town. The word comes from the Tlingit name for the creek, Kitschk-hin, the meaning of which is unclear. It may mean the river belonging to Kitschk. Other accounts say it means Thundering Wings of an Eagle. The Island has the worlds largest collection of standing totem poles and internationally known totem carvers. You can see the Totems at Saxman Village, Totem Bight State Park, Potlatch Park,
the Totem Heritage Center and throughout the city.
Bear watching, Eagle and whale watching are favorite pastimes of many of our guests. Marine and freshwater sport fishing opportunities abound. Sport angler can stay busy year-round fishing for wild trout, all five species of Pacific salmon, halibut, and a variety of other fish, crab, shrimp and clams. Roadside salmon fishing opportunities exist around the Island. The Misty Fjords National Monument is one of the areas major attractions. Ketchikan is located in the Tongass National Forests. The abundant of streams, lakes, wild flowers, berry bushes, cedar, hemlock and spruce provide great opportunities for hikers and photographers to view birds and animals.
Average annual rainfall is 152 inches (3,900 mm); annual average snowfall is 37 inches (94 cm).
The average high temperature in July is 65 °F (18 °C), and the average high temperature in January is 39 °F (4 °C).