Although our guide was likable, in a rough kind of way, I think the spitting of chew out the window might be a little too "authentic" for your average cruiser.
The Tongass was lovely, we did get to see a good portion of it that most people likely don't get to. However, we all were there to see brown bears. The guide drove us to bridges. Not sure that's the best way to go, we were a 15 passenger van, not super stealth. Whatever, we knew we might not see them and thats fine. What was awful was that he just wouldn't stop!! Once it became clear that we were out of luck, I think everyone would have been fine with returning to the cannery and grabbing a bite to eat! In his defense I think he felt that he had to try and give us our money's worth. This trip was 6 hours LONG!!! They didn't supply a bottle of water or a snack either. In future they might take a consensus. If it was 3 hrs it would've been fine: Instead we saw no bears and also got kidnapped for our whole day ashore!!
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Brown Bear Lodge