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

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Homer, United States
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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
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Good for avoiding crowds

icon6 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Looking for an amazing wilderness experience with wild Alaskan brown bears? Get one on this small-group 6-hour tour from Homer that takes you by plane deep into Katmai National Park or Lake Clark National Park, in the middle of one of the world’s largest population concentration of brown bears. Enjoy an easy-to-moderate 3-mile hike with a guide, and watch bears in their natural habitat, with no barriers, fences or platforms separating you from the wildlife on this truly wild tour.
  • Full-day bear-watching tour, with round-trip flight from Homer
  • Take a short flight to a national park where you walk through bear country to look for bears
  • Observe wild brown bears at close range as they go about their lives in remote Alaskan wilderness
  • Enjoy plenty of time for photos as you trek through the pristine wilds of Katmai National Park or Lake Clark National Park
  • See glaciers and active volcanoes as you fly over the Alaskan coast in a 6-seater plane
  • Perfect for a small group of professional or amateur photographers, naturalists, and wildlife enthusiasts
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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

Departure Point

2260 Kachemak Dr, Homer, AK 99603, USA

Big blue hangar

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Kachemak Bay State Park
We fly over the very first state park in Alaska along the way.
Pass By:  
Sasquatch Alaska Adventure Co
Our tours start and end from here.
Stop At:  
Katmai National Park and Preserve
Our Guides will hike with you through the home of the Alaska Coastal Brown Bear
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sasquatch Alaska Adventure Company
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.


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