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ALASKA BEAR WATCHING EXCURSIONS

Our selection of bear viewing excursions depart from several locations throughout Alaska such as Anchorage, Juneau and Wrangell offering you great opportunities to include a bear viewing experience as part of your Alaska vacation.

Katmai National Park / Brooks Falls - Day Tour from Anchorage

Fly from Anchorage to the world's most famous bear viewing site! Depart Anchorage early in the morning aboard a wheeled plane flight to King Salmon or Kulik (approx. duration 1.5 hrs). On arrival in King Salmon or Kulik, a local representative will transfer you directly to a seaplane for a 20 minute flight to Brooks Camp. After a short safety briefing about bears by a park ranger, you are free to explore the nature preserve and enjoy unguided bear viewing for about 6 hours. Viewing platforms are connected by walking trails, and are strategically placed for commanding views of brown bear activity. Rangers are based at platforms and on trails to provide information, safety, and to rotate viewing groups during busy periods. Depart for Anchorage in the early evening. Tour includes: Round trip flights between Anchorage and Brooks Lodge.  Not included: Meals and transfers in Anchorage.

Bear viewing at Brooks River Falls is quite dependent on the annual salmon runs, with the most reliable viewing from June 25 to July 25 and September 1 to 10. However, bears are in the area throughout the summer months.

IMPORTANT: Flight schedule between Anchorage and King Salmon/Kulik might change without notice. Especially during the month of July flights are very limited. Depending on availability the flight from Anchorage may depart as early as 6:30am and/or the return flight may be earlier. The time at Brooks may be less than 6 hours due to flight schedule and weather.

Required at time of booking: Passenger weights, dates of birth and full names as they appear on identification.

Season: Daily departures June 15 - September 18, 2014
Departure Time: approx. 7:30am (7:30H)
Duration: approx. 14 hours

Price:
 USD 737 per person

Bear Viewing Flight Safari to Katmai from Anchorage
This morning, transfer to the Lake Hood seaplane base for a scenic flight to prime bear viewing habitat. The small planes allow for better sightseeing opportunities along the way. Fly over glaciers, volcanoes and the vast coastal region where the giant bears roam. With several hours of flight time allocated to the safari, you will be inspired by Alaska's vast and rugged wilderness. Flying over lower Cook Inlet, the tour route will take you along the shores of Katmai National Park & Preserve to Brooks Falls. About 4-5 hours will be spent exploring the park and watching bears (unguided). This bear watching flight safari offers a great adventure for wildlife enthusiasts of all ages! Tour includes: Transfers to and from most Anchorage hotels, roundtrip flight from Anchorage, unguided bear viewing and sack lunch.

NOTE: While bear viewing is not guaranteed, July is typically the best time for bear viewing in this area.

Required at time of booking:  Passenger weights and hotel information if pick-up is required.

Season: Daily departures July 01 - July 31, 2014
Departure Time: 8:00am (8:00H)
Duration: 10 - 12 hours including transfers

Price:
 USD 884 per person

Redoubt Bay Bear Viewing - Half Day Tour - From Anchorage

Depart Anchorage by seaplane for a one-hour flight following a scenic route across Cook Inlet to the foothills of the Aleutian Range. Upon arrival at Redoubt Bay Lodge, you will be met by your experienced nature guide who will provide an orientation about the surrounding wilderness and then take you on a guided bear viewing tour by boat. From the water you are able to safely get close to view Alaska's magnificent bears in their natural habitat. Tour includes: Transfers in Anchorage and lunch at the lodge.

NOTE: While bear viewing is not guaranteed, your guide will insure that you receive the best possible experience.  The best bear viewing is typically from June 15 through August 15.

Required at time of booking:  Passenger weights and hotel information in Anchorage.

Season: Daily departures June 15 - August 15, 2014
Departure Time: 8:00am (8:00H) and 12:30pm (12:30H)
Duration: 6 hours including 2 hours total flying time

Price:
 USD 675 per person

Redoubt Bay Bear Viewing - Full Day Tour - from Anchorage

Depart Anchorage by seaplane for a one-hour flight following a scenic route across Cook Inlet to the foothills of the Aleutian Range. Upon arrival at Redoubt Bay Lodge, you will be met by your experienced nature guide who will provide an orientation about the surrounding wilderness and then take you on a guided bear viewing tour by boat. From the water you are able to safely get close to view Alaska's magnificent bears in their natural habitat.  Tour includes: Transfers to and from most Anchorage hotels, roundtrip flight from anchorage, approx. 6-7 hour boat trip (covered pontoon boat), and lunch at the lodge.  

NOTE: While bear viewing is not guaranteed, your guide will ensure that you receive the best possible experience.  The best bear viewing is typically from June 15 through August 15. A 2-person minimum is required for this tour to operate.

Required at time of booking: Passenger weights and hotel information.

Season: Daily departures June 15 - August 25, 2014
Departure Time: 8:00am (8:00H)
Duration: 10 hours including 2 hours total flying time

Price:
 USD 841 per person

Bear Viewing Flight Safari to Lake Clark from Anchorage
A Lake Clark National Park bear viewing tour provides an Alaska experience of a lifetime. Depart from Lake Hood Sea Plane Harbor in Anchorage and fly southwest over Cook Inlet toward the Chigmit Mountains. Enjoy spectacular views of the Alaska and Aleutian Mountain Ranges and two active volcanoes - Mt. Redoubt and Mt. Iliamna - before landing in Crescent Lake within Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. You will disembark at Redoubt Mountain Lodge where knowledgeable guides escort you by boat to lakeside areas to view bears feeding on spawning Alaska salmon. About 6-7 hours will be spent of guided bear viewing. This bear watching flight safari offers a great adventure for wildlife enthusiasts of all ages! Tour includes: Transfers to and from most Anchorage hotels, roundtrip floatplane flight from Anchorage, guided bear viewing and lunch.

NOTE:  While bear viewing is not guaranteed, the most reliable bear viewing for this area is within the operation dates listed for this tour.

Required at time of booking:
 Passenger weights and hotel information if pick-up is required. 

Season: Daily departures August 1 - September 15, 2014
Departure Time: 8:00am (8:00H)
Duration: 10 - 12 hours including transfers

Price:
 USD 870 per person

5-6 Hour Pack Creek Bear Preserve / Admiralty Island Bear Viewing Tour from Juneau
This is an exciting bear viewing tour for individuals who want to experience the awe and majesty of Admiralty Island, known as the "Fortress of the Bears" by the Tlingit native people. Fly by float plane and be led by your experienced guide to places within the Pack Creek Bear Sanctuary including Windfall Harbor. A lite lunch is included.

NOTE: Due to safety concerns, participants must be able to get in and out of the floatplane unaided. Also, participants must be fit enough to hike/walk a few miles on a rocky beach in waders through wilderness and dress appropriately for the weather.

SPECIAL TERMS: Cancellation terms: if cancelled up to 61 days prior: USD 50 per person fee applies; if cancelled 60 - 0 days prior the tour is non-refundable. If the tour gets cancelled due to weather a $50 per person fee will be charged, the rest is refundable. The $50 per person fee is the forest service fee which is non-refundable!

Season: Departures May 15 - September 15, 2014
The tour is NOT possible on:
July 4, 2014
Departure Time: Various times depending on tides.
Duration: 6 hours (Allow additional 1 hour for transfers between downtown and the floatplane base)

Price:
 USD 681 per person

AnAn Creek Bear Observatory Tour from Wrangell
A 45-minute jet boat ride will bring you from Wrangell through the Eastern Passage to Anan Creek. Seals, Stellar sea lions, dolphins and the occasional orca whale feed on herring and smelt found along the route. On arrival, walk the rainforest trail (1/2-mile) to the observatory platform where your guide will give a bear safety briefing. The multi-level observatory platform provides excellent opportunities for viewing black and brown bears fishing 30 feet below you and across river. Time spent at the platform is determined by the guide based on local conditions, though it is usually between 4 and 5 hours. Tour includes: Local transfers, guided excursion to AnAn Creek, park fee, and soft drinks.

NOTE: This tour is not available on cruise ship days.

Season: Daily departures June 25 - August 31, 2014 (dependent on bear sightings)
Departure Time: varies
Duration: 6 hours including transfers

Price:
 USD 301 per person

Bear & Wildlife Viewing Flight Safari from Homer

Enjoy a scenic 1 to 1 ¾ hours flight over active volcanoes and glaciers to the east coast of Katmai National Park (this tour does NOT go to Brooks Falls). This 5 hour trip begins with a morning departure (exact time dependent on tides and weather) from Homer by small plane. After landing on the beach, you and your guide will spend approximately 3 hours walking along the beaches and meadows to view brown bears in their natural habitat. From a safe distance, you may observe the bears fishing, digging for clams, grubbing for roots and grasses, socializing and raising their young. It is also possible to see foxes, bald eagles, and various sea life. Bears typically are seen on this tour!  Tour includes: roundtrip flight and guide.  Not included: meals and transfers to and from your hotel.

Required at time of booking: Passenger weights.  There is a 2 passenger minimum for this tour to operate.

Season: Daily departures May 20 - September 10, 2014
Departure Time: 7:00am - 9:00am (7:00H - 9:00H) depending on tides & weather.
Duration: 6-8 hours

Price:
 USD 625 per person

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