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Akook Arctic AdventuresLeft Eye Productions, Inc.

 

8202 NE State Hwy 104, Ste 102, PMB 148
Kingston, WA 98346

(360) 779-4350

Polar bear tours in the wild along the Alaskan arctic coast, including polar bear boat trips and polar bear photography tours. We specialize in personalized Arctic adventures! 

Alaskan Travel Resources

Alaskan travel and polar bear recommended resources and websites to help you plan your holiday viewing the majestic polar bear.

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Welcome to our Travel Resources page. Planning your vacation can be just as rewarding as the trip itself. Below are links to our favorite hotels, people, books, conservation groups, and more to inform, excite and prepare you for your polar bear viewing adventure!

Lodging:

  • Waldo Arms Hotel - Nestled in the village of Kaktovik, homestyle feeling.
  • Marsh Creek Inn - A local hotel in the village of Kaktovik on Barter Island, Alaska

Flights:

  • RAVN Airlines - The only commercial airline that flies into Barter Island. 

Important things to consider regarding flights to and from Barter Island:

  • Delays and cancellations do happen and the commercial airline will either try to work with the weather or reschedule to get people in or out as soon as they can. 
  • It's a good idea to leave a day or two on the back end of your trip in the event the airline needs to reschedule you for a day or two later. Some people schedule the polar bears towards the end of their trip to Alaska, then cannot work with any delays or reschedules.

Travel Insurance:

We strongly recommend obtaining travel insurance to cover delays or cancellations that can also affect hotel and boat tour reservations. The airline may cancel flights and rescheduling may not be an option. Travel insurance can cover any expenses affected by delays or cancellations, especially the boat tour expense. We are not responsible for the weather. Some credit card companies offer the insurance as an added service. Two companies we suggest are:

Check out this article on Travel Insurance - https://www.reviews.com/travel-insurance/

Hotels in Fairbanks: 

  • You will want to arrive in Fairbanks the day before you fly to Barter Island as flights depart early the following morning. There are many hotels in the area and most have airport shuttles.
  • If the forecast for the evening sky is clear, check in with the hotel on the northern lights forecast and best viewing areas.

For more ideas on what to do in the Fairbanks area - Alaska.org, Explore Fairbanks

Packing Suggestions:

  • Bring a good pair of warm boots, a winter hat and gloves, and if it's early in the season (August through mid-September) rain gear would be good. We also highly recommend bringing the 6-hour hand and foot warmers that you can get from outdoor retailers. We have extra warm gear and arctic parkas for those who may need it.  Pack as if you are going skiing but with extra gear since you are not moving aerobically.

Books:

Images:

Polar Bear Facts & Conservation:

 The Last Polar Bear: Facing the Truth of a Warming World by Steven Kazlowski

The Last Polar Bear: Facing the Truth of a Warming World by Steven Kazlowski

We are now booking polar bear tours for the 2018 season. Please contact us for more information. 

Polar Bear Boat Tours

Polar Bear Photography Tours

Images from 2017

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E-Mail: akookarcticadventures@gmail.com or steven@lefteyepro.com

Tel. 360.779.4350

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