I am posting this question for my neighbour who has just booked flights to spend four days in Alaska, she is on a budget and is travelling solo. I haven't read a guide on Alaska, and I am trying to help her, so please forgive me if these questions sound stupid or are very basic.
We have looked at the Rusts flightseeing website, and my neighbour had a fit when reading the prices (to be honest, so did I), is a flightseeing tour as must? If so, which one is good in mid September? She was particularly interested in bear viewing but we have read bad things about Rusts bearviewing safaris (on this website and on others), obviously, this is one of the more expensive flightseeing excursions. The main complaint we have read is that Rust operates these tours regardless of whether bears are present, I do understand that they can't control where the bears are but it sounds like they operate this tour without checking if bearviewing is good on a particular day.
Any comment/advice on flightseeing excursions and bearviewding will be appreciated. Thanks.