Polar Bear Viewing Guides and Water Taxi Transporters


[This list was updated April 2019.]

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, LLC
618 6th Street
Kaktovik, AK 99747
907-640-0205 
aishana96@hotmail.com

Alaska ATV Adventures & Arctic Air Expeditions
17023 Kantishna Drive 
Eagle River, AK 99577 
907-694-4294 
tim@alaskaatvadventures.com

Arctic Chalet Tours
1072 Pipsuk Avenue 
Kaktovik, AK 99747
907-330-9354 
arcticchalettours@gmail.com

Kaktovik Arctic Adventures
2094 Barter Ave.
Kaktovik, AK 99747
907-570-2409 
bolothompson@hotmail.com

Kaktovik Arctic Tours
P.O. Box 91
Kaktovik, Ak 99747
907-640-0073
bruce@kaktovikarctictours.com

Kaktovik Tours, LLC
P.O. Box 85 
Kaktovik, AK 99747
907-640-0210 
info@kaktoviktours.com

Left Eye Productions, Inc.
8202 NE State Highway 104, Ste 102, PMB 148
Kingston, WA 98346
360-779-4350
steven@lefteyepro.com

Sultana
3260 Kingery Court 
Fairbanks, AK 99709 
907-460-8154 
sultanawatertaxi@gmail.com



The following operators make use of the guides above while offering specialized services:

Aaron's Photo Tours
11002 Forbes Creek Drive R302 
Kirkland, WA 98033
425-760-1505
info@aaronstours.com

Arctic Wild LLC
P.O. Box 80562
Fairbanks, AK, 99708
907-479-8203
info@arcticwild.com

Expeditions Alaska
P.O. Box 412 
Copper Center, AK 99573 
770-952-4549
info@expeditionsalaska.com

Hugh Rose Photography
620 Yak Road
Fairbanks, AK 99709
907-388-2554 
hrose@alaska.net

Nature Image
P.O. Box 10306
Fairbanks, AK 99710
907-322-5393
info@natureimage-alaska.com

Wild Alaska Travel
4033 Brentwood Circle 
Anchorage, AK 99502 
907-378-4466 
polarphotos@gmail.com

Wild Compass Photographic Tours
131 Ashvale Drive 
San Dimas, CA 91773 
818-522-1677
shayne@wildcompasstours.com