Get ready for an unforgettable 6-hour tour from Homer, Alaska, into the epicenter of one the world’s largest concentrations of brown bears. Be prepared and pack a day pack with necessities such as binoculars; camera and extra battery/memory card; insect repellent; sunscreen, hat and sunglasses; water bottle and warm waterproof clothing. Please see Additional Info for more details.
Hop into a 6-seater plane that flies you over rugged coastline dotted with glaciers and volcanoes on the way to either Katmai National Park or Lake Clark National Park. Depending on weather conditions, expect to reach Katmai in about 1.5 hours and Lake Clark in 45 minutes.
When your plane lands, your guide provides a safety briefing and tips for interacting with the bears before you set out on a 3-hour hike on mostly level terrain, covering about three miles. It is recommended to bring an energy-boosting snack to eat during the outing. Due to the sensitive environment, fish products are not permitted and meat products are discouraged.
Walk the same trails and riverbanks that the bears call home. Watch bears grazing on sedge grass, playing together, digging up clams, fishing, courting and mating. No barriers or platforms separate you from the bears and other wildlife you spot here, which may include wolves, foxes, harbor seals, sea otters, eagles and many other birds.
The tour provides a fantastic wildlife experience for photographers, naturalists, national-park enthusiasts and anyone who enjoys spending time in a beautiful wild environment.