Alaska Brown Bear viewing in Katmai National Park and coastal Alaska. Kodiak bears, brown bears and grizzly bear photo safaris.

Bear Viewing Trips
from Homer Alaska

 

YOU WILL SEE MANY BEARS, GUARANTEED!

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Bear Viewing in Katmai National Park and the Alaska coast!

The unforgettable 1.5 hour float plane trip will land you at Katmai National Park or coastal Alaska where your pilot will stay with you for the entire day and guarantees  that you will see bears.  These bears have never been hunted or molested by humans allowing the viewer an exceptional opportunity to see an amazing creature up close. An estimated 4,000 Alaskan brown bear inhabit this immense park and is home to the largest undisturbed population of bears in the world. 

Visit the Alaska Coastal Brown Bear in their natural environment. We‘ll fly you through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world, past active volcanoes, glaciers and snow-capped mountains to the largest concentration of brown bears on Earth. After landing on an ocean beach and stepping out of the bush plane, you’ll become a guest in their home.

With a guide at your side you will walk along the beaches and meadows where brown bear are frequently observed living naturally in their secluded, wilderness habitat. Witness bear fishing, digging for clams, grubbing for roots and grasses, socializing and raising their young.

Along with these magnificent bears you will have an opportunity to view other wildlife, neighbors of the bears that share the same remote habitat. Wolves, fox, bald eagles, occasionally moose, a wide variety of bird life, and sea life are all species that make home in the area.

Selected not only for flying expertise, but also through understanding bear behavior, your pilot will also be your naturalist-guide. Early morning departures are scheduled according to the tide. Normally you will depart at around 8:30 AM and return at 5:00 PM. The all day safari is kept to a small group, usually four to ten people. Prime bear viewing begins in May and runs through September. Your photo safari could include a trip to Brooks river or the coast of Shelikof Strait depending on where the bears are feeding. You will want to bring warm clothes, knee high or hip boots, your lunch and favorite beverage. call for pricing .

Guided Bear Viewing AND Salmon Fishing Combo!

Undoubtedly one of our most enjoyable packages. You'll experience the thrill of flying to the west side of Cook Inlet to Redoubt Bay from our floatplane base in Soldotna. 10,000 foot volcanoes can be seen on either side of the plane as you descend to the lake where our guide will load you into one of our 18 foot boats to begin your salmon fishing and bear viewing day in Alaska. The guide provides spinning rods & reels, the fishing tackle for Sockeye or Coho salmon, rain gear, hip boots and bug repellant if needed. Beavers, otters, ducks, loons, swans and Bald eagles also inhabit the area and both black bears and Brown bears will fish for salmon although not at the same time. JUNE 10th through AUGUST 31.Call for pricing!

Weight Limitation: We reserve the right to limit the amount of carry-on baggage per person. Ten to 12 pounds (a small backpack and camera equipment) is acceptable. We will also need each passenger’s weight before departure. To ensure passenger safety and comfort, passengers weighing over 300 pounds can not be accomodated on our katmai trips. Scales are available at the office and loading dock.

What you'll find in Katmai National Park and the Alaska coast!

May 15 to July 1:
In the spring our trips find us on the coast of Katmai National Park and Shelikof Strait. This is the breeding season and large concentrations of bears can be found digging clams and feeding on the sedges and sea grasses. The breeding activity sometimes becomes intense and is truly a world class experience to see.

July:
Farther inland, the salmon start their migration from Bristol Bay. Within a couple of weeks every river and stream will be choked with millions of red salmon. At this time we can take you to Brooks River in Katmai Park, one of the world's most famous places to observe bears. The Brooks River Falls acts as an impediment to the migration of red salmon and the bears have come to this feast for thousands of years. The Park Service maintains a visitor center, viewing platforms, well-groomed trails and a concession, where lunches are sold.

August:
With summer well under way, we return to the coast of Katmai and Shelikof Strait. The bears, by now, have grown accustomed to feeding together and often large gathering of bears can be found shoulder-to-shoulder in the many salmon rich streams that braid the coast of Alaska.

September:
With a feeling of urgency, the salmon are starting to die after their spawning ordeal. The fragrance of fall is in the air, and the noticeable decrease of sunlight has triggered the fall colors. It is an exciting time because the bears are back "power-feeding" on the rivers, the moose are gathering their harems and the caribou are starting their migration. We think this is the best time to see coastal Alaska in all its splendor. 


Inlet Charters   •   Box 2083 Homer AK 99603   •   Email: inlet@halibutcharters.com
1-800-770-6126

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