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Alaska Bear Country Day Trip to Katmai or Lake Clark by Airplane

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Take an unforgettable day tour from Homer, Alaska, into the epicenter of one the world’s largest concentrations of brown bears. Witness wild bears in their natural habitat as your expert guide takes you into deep into Katmai National Park or Lake Clark National Park for safe, close encounters with these powerful giants. During the short round-trip flight you’ll see glaciers and volcanoes as you soar over the rugged Alaskan coast. Your small-group tour ensures personalized attention from your guide. All flights and some gear are included.
You'll start at
2260 Kachemak Dr
2260 Kachemak Dr, Homer, AK 99603, USABig blue hangar
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  • Pass by Kachemak Bay State Park
    Pass by Sasquatch Alaska Adventure Co
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    Katmai National Park and Preserve
    Stop: 3 hours -
    Our Guides will hike with you through the home of the Alaska Coastal Brown Bear
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You'll return to the starting point
  • This Alaskan bear country tour visits Katmai or Lake Clark National Park
  • Ride comfortably from and to Homer in a 6-seat Cessna 206 aircraft
  • A briefing beforehand ensures you feel safe in the great outdoors
  • A guided, easy-to-moderate hike to see bears in their natural habitat
What to Expect
Your Lake Clark National Park or Katmai National Park Alaskan bear country tour takes off from Homer. It begins with you boarding a Cessna 206 aircraft for the flight to the national park chosen for your day trip. After your plane lands, your guide briefs you on how to stay safe out in the Alaskan wilderness. Please also note there are no bathrooms in the parks and bringing any kind of meat or fish products is strongly advised against. Start a hike with your guide through bear country. Keep your eyes peeled for Alaskan bears as well as other wildlife, such as foxes, wolves, otters, and eagles. Because of the abundance of wildlife, this tour is perfect for photographers of any skill level. Your Alaskan bear country tour ends with a return flight back to Homer.
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Departure Point
2260 Kachemak Dr, Homer, AK 99603, USA
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Round trip transport by Cessna 206 aircraft to Katmai National Park or Lake Clark National Park
  • Safety equipment (satellite phone, radios, survival and first aid kits, emergency food etc.
  • Local pilot guide
  • Rubber boots
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Please see voucher for recommended items to bring
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. You need to be able to walk for 5 miles on level but often uneven terrain
  • Not recommended for child aged 7 and under. Generally, children should be around 8 years old to participate and understand the importance of the environment we operate in
  • There are no bathroom facilities in Katmai National Park or Lake Clark National Park. Clients must be willing to relieve themselves in the great outdoors
  • Please note: Meals are not provided. There will be an opportunity to stop and eat a snack during the day. It is recommended to eat a good breakfast before the tour, bring a light snack (energy bars, fruit etc.) and have a lunch when you return. Because of the sensitivity of the environment meat products are discouraged and fish products are not allowed at all
  • Safety: the guides have over 20 years combined experience and thousands of bear encounters. The guides carry a bear flare, bear mace, hand held radios to communicate with any airplane or boat in the area, satellite phones, comprehensive first aid kit, and emergency rations and gear (enough to last a month). All guides have been trained as wilderness first responders (or higher) and have gone through intensive medical training for outdoor and remote situations
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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My wife, daughter, and I took a day trip to Katmai and it was a remarkable memory of a lifetime. Our pilot Zac was incredible. We flew out of Homer to Katmai in a Cessna that seated six people. They gave us waders to wear. The flight took about an hour. We landed on the beach.
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We had a group of 4, the tour consisted of 3 planes with anywhere from 4 to 6 in a group. After about an hour flight with endless views we landed on a beach and had bear sightings within the first 30 minutes of walking. In total saw 19 brown bears, as close as 30ft. With the
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Great to visit the Brown Bears in their back yard. About an hour flight over to Katmai in small single engine plane (six seater). Three planes in our outing, so a total of about a dozen tourist and the three pilots/tour guides. Land on a beach and walk around viewing the
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An unbelievable experience of flying out of Homer and landing on the beach in a national park inhabited only by natural beauty and wild brown bears. Our pilots / guides provided for our comfort, our safety and assurance of a once in a lifetime experience. From the boots they
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This was definitely one of the highlights of our 2+ week vacation in Alaska. Zach was able to make sure everyone in our party was comfortable with the close up experiences of viewing the bears in the wild. We had a first hand look of the natural habitat and behavior of the
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About the operator
By: Sasquatch Alaska Adventure Co
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Ritwik G
Vallejo, California
Very professional and friendly people running this company
Unfortunately the flight I booked with them had to be cancelled last minute due to a mechanical problem. I was
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Palmview, Australia
One of the best experiences we have done
This was just simply amazing. A short flight with amazing views and a pilot that knows the area can show you the
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Experience of a lifetime!!
My trip with Zach and Ty was incredible. We saw many bears engaging in all sorts of activity. Zach made us and the
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Bear Adventure
Our tour with Nancy, Ty, and Zac was aces. They treated us like family. They were very conscious of the
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Toulouse, France
Great adventure
Friendly staff and very professional! This experience was the best of our life. Hiking on bear land et watch them
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What a sensational tour
The bear viewing tour with Sasquatch was one of the best things we ever did and if you have any chance to do this
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Newmanstown, Pennsylvania
Wonderful experience on our 30th wedding anniversary.
My wife and I had a great time flying to the Katmai peninsula to watch and photograph brown bears in there natural
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Hannover, Deutschland
As always - an experience
We saw many bears. Zwo wolves in the distance. When hunting an a salmon, a bear came very close to us. It is
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Ami Z
Jerusalem, Israel
very good
interesting tour with good service and tour by the pilot. we saw bears eating salmons, baby bears, volcans etc.
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Atlanta, Georgia
All day bear viewing trip
One of the best tours we have ever done. Pilot was well trained and informed re bears, habitat, habits, etc.; we
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Homer, Alaska
Highlight of our Alaska adventure
My wife and I have been enjoying everything about Alaska for the last week. All of our activities and wildlife
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Tom B
Bear watching in Katmai National Park
Absolutely incredible. Followed brown bears for several hours. Plane ride to park around Mt. Douglas was breath
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Venlo, The Netherlands
Perfect day and a perfect excursion
We had a very remarkable trip with Zack and his crew. The flight was perfect, lots of things to see and the pilot
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The Bear Necessities
On our visit to Alaska we scheduled numerous activities, but nothing quite as unique and as memorable as this.
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Absolute recommended
We were lucky enough to fly to the bears in the best weather conditions. On the way past impressive landscapes
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