Alaska offers a multitude of wildlife viewing opportunities, but for many visitors the main attraction is the iconic Alaska brown bear (the grizzly bear). Bearviewing from Homer, Alaska is an excellent addition to your Alaskan adventure. Summer populations of brown bear thrive in coastal Alaska due to abundant food sources such as sedgegrass, intertidal shellfish, and salmon returning to spawn.
For a really special experience, consider a guided bear trip. Our trips are limited to small groups to enhance the tour experience. We work closely with Dave Bachrach, owner and operator of AK Adventures,. Dave and his team are excellent and experienced guides and always make sure guests are learning about bear biology and behavior while getting incredible up-close access to bears for viewing and photography. AK Adventures offers day trips and overnight camping adventures. Contact him through his website http://goseebears.com/
Our destinations vary throughout the summer season. We go to remote locations in Katmai National Park and Lake Clark National Park. Depending on where the bears are early in the year we may travel to places like Hallo Bay, Geographic Harbor, or Swikshak Lagoon. Mid-season, we visit Brooks Camp, Crosswind Lake, Morraine and Funnel Creeks, and Chinitna Bay. By the end of the season, most of our trips are to Crescent Lake and Redoubt Mountain Lodge.
On the day of your trip you will come to our office, receive a pre-trip briefing from your guide, and be fitted with a pair of hip-waders. After a flight of about one hour, you will spend the day with your guide deep in bear backcountry. You are guaranteed to see bears. Check out this awesome video by our customer Gareth Buckland: