[This list was updated April 19, 2016.]Below is a list of commercial companies who have participated in polar bear guide workshops committed to building professional, safe, and responsible polar bear viewing practices, and are seeking authorization to operate on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge lands and waters. These businesses offer additional motor boat transportation services.
It is illegal to provide commercial services within the Refuge without permitted authorization. We cannot predict which businesses will pursue--or be granted--authorization into the future. It is the visitor's responsibility to confirm the validity of guides.
To be authorized for any of these activities, the company must meet insurance requirements of the State of Alaska, and use boat operators who have a US Coast Guard license, prior to obtaining a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service special use permit for commercial operations in the Refuge. All the operators are private companies not affiliated with the U.S. government. This information is offered as a public service and does not constitute an endorsement by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Aalapaa Tours, LLC618 6th Street
Kaktovik, AK 99747
907-640-0200 firstname.lastname@example.orgAlaska ATV Adventures & Arctic Air Expeditions17023 Kantishna Drive Eagle River, AK 99577 907-694-4294 email@example.comArctic Chalet Tours1072 Pipsuk Avenue Kaktovik, AK 99747
907-330-9354 firstname.lastname@example.orgKaktovik Arctic Adventures2094 Barter Ave.
Kaktovik, AK 99747
email@example.comKaktovik Arctic ToursP.O. Box 91
Kaktovik, Ak 99747
firstname.lastname@example.orgKaktovik Tours, LLC618 6th Street Kaktovik, AK 99747
email@example.comLeft Eye Productions, Inc.8202 NE State Highway 104, Ste 102, PMB 148
Kingston, WA 98346
firstname.lastname@example.orgSultana3260 Kingery Court Fairbanks, AK 99709 907-460-8154 email@example.com
The following operators make use of the guides above while offering specialized services:
Aaron's Photo Tours10825 113th Ct. NE, K305
Kirkland, WA 98033
Arctic TreksP.O. Box 73452
Fairbanks, AK 99707
firstname.lastname@example.orgArctic Wild LLCP.O. Box 80562
Fairbanks, AK, 99708
email@example.comEpic Destinations, LLC67 Farquhar Street, Unit 2 Roslindale, MA 02131 617-543-9306 firstname.lastname@example.orgExpeditions AlaskaP.O. Box 412 Copper Center, AK 99573 770-952-4549
email@example.comGrand Frisson11845 Circle Drive
Anchorage, AK 99507
firstname.lastname@example.orgHugh Rose Photography620 Yak Road
Fairbanks, AK 99709
email@example.comNature ImageP.O. Box 10306
Fairbanks, AK 99710
firstname.lastname@example.orgNorthern Alaska Tour Company3820 University Avenue S. Fairbanks, AK 99709 907-474-8600 email@example.comWild Alaska Travel1401 Martin Road Juneau, AK 99801
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