On your Alaskan vacation, the last thing we want you to think about is work. However, ensuring you have the right gear will help make the most of wildlife viewing in Alaska. As mentioned above, the animals you’ll witness are far from tame and protect themselves as they see fit. More often than not, this means darting off into the bush, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Staying a reasonable distance with a pair of binoculars is imperative to enjoying the Alaskan wilderness. Sporting some “nocs” will ensure a close-up view of your subjects, but more importantly, promotes an undisturbed setting for the animals. Keep in mind that the temperatures can change significantly from morning to afternoon to night, so bring layers that can be shed or added depending on the climate. Maps are also vital for both navigating the area and marking locations where you’ve seen animals. Lastly, even though it is improbable—they truly fear us—there is no harm in carrying a container of bear spray just in case.
As you can imagine, Elfin Cove is teeming with wildlife viewing opportunities. It’s no secret why nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts clamor for a peek at our majestic inhabitants. Our accommodations are sure to make you feel more than comfortable after a day of gallivanting “the neighborhood.” Give us a call at 888-922-3474 or visit our website For more information on how we can facilitate an unforgettable Alaska vacation!