Our all-day bear viewing trips follow the bears as they follow the food. We may be flying to Hallo Bay or Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park, or to Crescent Lake in Lake Clark National Park. Each of these venues is different and spectacular, and our destination will be chosen based on bear activity at that time of year.
OUR TRIPS LAST ABOUT 6 HOURS AND INCLUDE AROUND 3 MILES OF WALKING WITH A TRAINED BEAR GUIDE IN A SMALL GROUP. YOU WILL EXPLORE SOME AMAZING COUNTRY AND WITNESS BROWN BEARS IN THEIR NATURAL HABITATS: GRAZING ON SEDGE GRASS IN MEADOWS, DIGGING FOR CLAMS ON THE BEACH, OR FISHING FOR SALMON IN STREAMS AND LAKES.
THIS TRIP IS GREAT FOR ANYONE WHO LOVES WILDLIFE AND WANTS AN UNFORGETTABLE SAFARI-LIKE EXPERIENCE. YOU WILL HAVE GREAT OPPORTUNITIES FOR PHOTOS, WHETHER YOU ARE A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OR AN AMATEUR.
Early in the season, alaskan brown bears are grazing on sedge grass and mating in meadows on the katmai coast. our trip to hallo bay includes about a one hour flight to a spectacular amphitheater of mountains and glaciers. with your guide, you will walk freely in the bears' environment, seeing how the live and interact as they come out of hibernation, train their cubs and get ready for fishing. this trip includes approximately 1 hour scenic flight each way from homer and 4 hours of bear viewing. expect to walk about 3 miles on flat, but varying terrain in hip waders provided.
PRICE: $650 PER PERSON
Brooks camp and brooks falls are amongst the most famous sites for bear viewing in the world. Located in the center of katmai national park, people come here to watch alaskan brown bears fishing for salmon in the brooks river. try to get that quintessential photo of a brown bear catching a salmon as it jumps a waterfall.
This trip is guided by the rangers of katmai national park. about 3 hours of scenic flying is included. expect to walk about 2 miles total on even gravel trails and boardwalks. bear viewing is from raised platforms above the brooks falls for optimum photos.
PRICE: $725 PER PERSON
At the foot of Mount Redoubt Volcano, Crescent Lake shines bright TURQUOISE in the midst of lake clark national park. Brown bears fish along the edge of the lake and in the streams that feed the lake.
Watch the bears from the safety and comfort of a pontoon boat driven by an experienced brown bear guide. this trip includes a salmon lunch at redoubt mountain lodge and about a 45 minute scenic flight each way from homer. non-alcoholic refreshments are included for the boat ride.
Price: $725 PER PERSON
Crosswind and Mirror Lakes
In the heart of the Katmai preserve, there is a short time of year where brown bears can be seen fishing for salmon in morraine creek. this trip takes you onto the alaskan tundra to see the bears follow the fish from stream to stream.
after about a 1 hour scenic flight each way from homer, guests should expect to walk up to 3 miles in provided hip waders exploring the streams with their trained brown bear guide.
Price: $725 per person
Dress warmly and bring rain gear (including jacket and pants). Do NOT expect the weather to be the same where we go as it is in Homer. Layers are great. So are hats and gloves.
Wear good walking shoes.
Bring a lunch and water (except for trips to crescent lake)
Bring your camera!
Binoculars are recommended, as is bug repellent.
Do NOT bring pepper spray or firearms or bear bells.