Polar Bear Boat Tours
Polar bear boat tours along the Alaskan Arctic coast with expert guides. An intimate approach to viewing and photographing polar bears in the wild.
2019 OPERATING SEASON: AUGUST 14 - OCTOBER 22, 2019
DATES & Rates
We offer two 4-hour trips daily from August 14 - October 14th* --
Rates through September 28th:
Half day trips (4 hours): $480 per person
Full day trips (8 hours): $960 per person
Rates from September 28th through October:
Half day trips (4 hours): $600 per person
Full day trips (8 hours): $1,200 per person
*Contact us for details on dates after October 14th.
Many people fly up in the morning and do an afternoon 4-hour boat tour, spend the night at one of the two local hotels, then do a 4-hour morning boat tour before flying out. Depending upon how much time you would like to spend with the polar bears, you can add days and tours in between.
OVERNIGHT TRIPS - Includes one to two 4-hour boat tours, round trip flights from either Fairbanks or Prudhoe Bay to Barter Island via RAVN Airlines, and one night lodging and all meals at the Waldo Arms Hotel. On these tours you’ll catch a flight to Barter Island and once you arrive, check into the hotel and have lunch, then go out for a 4-hour afternoon boat tour. On the second day, you could do a morning tour before flying out in the early afternoon. Limited dates ranges based on flight availability include:
October 8 (2 spots AM tour)
TWO NIGHT TRIP - Includes three or four 4-hour boat tours, round trip flights from either Fairbanks or Prudhoe Bay to Barter Island via RAVN Airlines, and two nights lodging and all meals at the Waldo Arms Hotel. On these tours you’ll catch a flight to Barter Island and once you arrive, check into the hotel and have lunch, then go out for a 4-hour afternoon boat tour. On the second day, you’ll do a morning tour followed by lunch then an afternoon tour. You’ll have the morning to pack up and relax then fly out in the late morning or early afternoon. There is an option for an added morning boat tour before flying out. Limited dates ranges available.
Contact us for pricing!
We offer flexibility on tour departure and return times, for example, if there are clear skies forecasted for the morning, we can go out a little earlier and catch a great sunrise. We have protection from the wind and elements and provide warm arctic gear to keep you comfortable. Our boat offers a true Arctic experience!
Steven Kazlowski is the only boat captain who is also a professional wildlife photographer. Together with Jack, they try to maximize the best photographic opportunities for all participants.
Additional Boating Hours: Beyond a half day or full day, additional boating hours are possible and are charged at the above hourly rate per hour per person. If you need to do fewer hours than our trips are scheduled for, please contact us.
Private Groups: Our Kaktovik polar bear boat tour is available for private groups. We charge a full boat rate based on 6 people. You can have up to 6 people in your group. Please contact us for more information.
What people are saying about Akook Arctic Adventures:
“Truly the best Polar Bear Tour company in Kaktovik. Our boat left on time, warm gear was offered. The crew, Jack & Steve, had an abundance of Polar Bear information and were eager to answer our questions. We were taken to several different areas to ensure the best possible Polar Bear viewing. Thank you for the memories.”
– Cheryl, Fairbanks, Alaska
These guys were professional. They treated me right and showed best practices with the bears to prevent them from altering their behavior. Great job guys!
– Bill, Soldotna, Alaska
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.
tel. (360) 779-4350