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Kaktovik Arctic Adventures

Kaktovik Arctic Adventures is Alaska's premier ecotourism company; it is the first US Fish & Wildlife licensed polar bear, rafting and scenic tour company operating out of Kaktovik. It specializes in Polar Bear tours off the coast of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This is on Alaska's North Slope on the shores of the Beaufort Sea. When you book with Kaktovik Arctic Adventures, you are in for an experience of a lifetime. Your expert guide, Alaska Native Inupiaq and storyteller Robert Thompson pioneered Indigenous Ecotourism in the Arctic Slope Region. He is a living legend among notable photographers, consistently booked years in advance by major new outlets, international production crews and celebrity journalists. Thompson is well trusted to guide clients using the highest ethical and safety standards.

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Our Services

All Day Guided Boat Tour
Join Robert on an all-day excursion off the coast of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Polar Bear sightings are commonplace in Kaktovik. The tour begins at about 8 AM, has a 1 hour lunch break, then return to the water for an extra 3 hours. Boat tours are the best opportunity to take stunning photos because you see the giant carnivores in their natural habitat. Approximate timeline is 8 AM to 11 AM morning session, 12 to 1 PM lunch, 1 to 4 PM afternoon session. Schedule may be adjusted for inclement weather or other circumstances beyond our control.
Half Day Boat Tour
Take to the waters off the Coast of ANWR to view polar bears in their natural habitat. 3 hour minimum.
Hourly Guided Land Tour by Robert Thompson
Journey by land around Barter Island where polar bears roam free along the outskirts of this windswept Inupiat village along the coast of the Beaufort Sea.
Hourly Guided Land Tour, Staff
This is a land tour in the company truck staffed by another Kaktovik Arctic Adventures employee or B&B Inkeeper
3 hour Boat Tour for 2
6 hour Boat Tour for 2

Our Staff

Kaktovik Arctic Adventures
USCG Captain Robert Thompson safely transports passengers in federal waters, off the coast of the Arctic Refuge. He also has unprecedented knowledge of Arctic animals and the region's delicate ecosystem. Climb aboard for your adventure of a lifetime!