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Old April 15th, 2007, 10:23 AM
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Default Best time of day to see wildlife on cruise excursions??

I will be doing a cuise in late July from Seward to Vancover and am planning my shore excursions. Is there a time of day that gives the best chance for seeing wildlife, i.e. the bears on the excursion out of Icy Strait? Is this a good place to see them?

I am thinking that wildlife might be more active early morning but would like others experiences on this.

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Old April 15th, 2007, 06:52 PM
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Default Re: Best time of day to see wildlife on cruise excursions??

Eleanor,

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I will be doing a cuise in late July from Seward to Vancover and am planning my shore excursions. Is there a time of day that gives the best chance for seeing wildlife, i.e. the bears on the excursion out of Icy Strait? Is this a good place to see them?
Yes. It's best during daylight, and quite difficult at night.

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Old April 15th, 2007, 07:05 PM
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The best time to see wild life will be early in the morning or late in the afternoon when the wild animals are out to feed. Most animals are shy of human presence. So, pack a pair of high quality binoculars will be greatly beneficial. Don't use the cheap one as they are hard to see, especially during dawn and dusk hours when light condition is not optimal.
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I did an afternoon private tour out of Hoonah and saw 2 brown bears fishing for salmon.
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