About Kaktovik Arctic Tours
Established in 2012 by Bruce Inglangasak, Kaktovik Arctic Tours offers visitors the chance to experience polar bear viewing in the North Slope community of Kaktovik. Prior to starting his own company, Inglangasak worked with Circumpolar Expeditions, serving as a local guide for tour groups in Kaktovik during the polar bear viewing season from August to October. Kaktovik Arctic Tours offers half-day and full-day polar bear viewing tours from on-land and the water. They also offer multi-day and camping tours in the summer, giving visitors the chance to experience traditional Iñupiat cultural activities. Inglangasak has established strong marketing relationships with several tour operators, professional guides, photographers, and filmmakers from around the world. Kaktovik Arctic Tours has been quite successful with advance bookings and wait lists.
AGC Services Provided
Since 2013, Alaska Growth Capital has provided three loans to Kaktovik Arctic Tours to purchase two boats and a vehicle for use during tours. In 2015, Bruce Inglangasak was one of the winners of Alaska Growth Capital’s North Slope Marketplace business plan competition, receiving a competitive business grant.
“My family and I would like to thank Alaska Growth Capital for all the help they have provided us over the years. Without their support, we would have never been able to accomplish our family’s dreams.”