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Alaska Bear-Viewing Day Trip from Homer

Highlights
  • 6-hour Alaska grizzly bear tour with scenic flight, from Homer
  • Fly to Katmai or Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, both of which offer unparalleled bear-viewing opportunities
  • See grizzly bears deep in the Alaskan wilderness
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Alaska Bear-Viewing Day Trip from Homer
From US$695.00
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Alaska Bear-Viewing Day Trip from Homer
From US$695.00
Overview
Depart from Homer by bush plane to fly to bear viewing locations in either Katmai or Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. You'll learn from your pilot–guide about coastal brown (aka grizzly) bears while observing the wild bears in their natural habitat in Alaska. The 6-hour day trip includes several hours on the ground and informative commentary throughout the day.
What to Expect
Make your way to Homer Alaska Airport to meet your pilot–guide. Receive a safety briefing and orientation, then board your bush plane.
Alaska's coastal brown bears follow their food source, which moves from clamming and sedge meadows in the spring, to chasing wild salmon later in the summer. Depending on the seasonal migration, you'll fly to either Katmai National Park and Preserve or Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.
En route to your destination, gaze down at large glaciers and lava flows from old volcanic eruptions, hearing commentary about the landscape from your pilot–guide. When you land, you can expect a minimum of three hours on the ground in the habitat of the wild bears before returning in your aircraft to Homer.
Be prepared to hike up to three miles (4.8 km), walking over uneven, soft, or muddy terrain to designated lookout platforms with excellent viewing opportunities of grizzlies in their natural environs — sightings guaranteed. Your guide provides a thorough review of safe bear–viewing practices.
Please note: bear spray and fish products of any kind are prohibited on this tour.
Reviews (32)
1 - 5 of 32 reviews
Reviewed 14 August 2018
Excellent safe day with the bears

I am a very nervous flyer and Trent did a great job piloting and making sure our flight was smooth and I was ok. We landed and were the only tour group in the area. We immediately spotted bears and got to spend a good...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Steph M
Reviewed 3 August 2018
Bear watching in Katmai NP

I have to say Trent was a great host on our flight from Homer to Brooks camp. He pointed out several land features and kept all of us entertained. My grand-kids and I were thrilled to fly in a float plane and experience the Alaska...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Harold C
Reviewed 2 August 2018
Our day with the bears

At first it was our first flight(theft) in seaplane and I to recommend avanture air ways for their sympathy and professionalism. Then, brook falls is really in accordance with our expectations, we crossed bears unless 5 meters and we saw numerous bears eating salmons who...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jean paul S
Reviewed 30 July 2018
Katmai Nat'l Park

Our pilot, Trent, was very knowledgeable, personable, and capable! We enjoyed every minute! Highly recommend! Trip of a lifetime!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank american101
Reviewed 25 July 2018
Outstanding day trip!

Float plane flight was great, and the bears were phenomenal!, the trip of a lifetime. Took a scenic route on the way back viewing beautiful landscapes and past the Augustine volcano. Couldn't recommend any higher! Gene A. Overland Park, Ks

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank enegadams
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Response from bpiner | Reviewed this property |
We flew into the ranger station at Brooks Falls. They have the campground there which we did not visit and I don't remember anything for sale at the ranger station. But the falls and bears were fantastic.
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