Day Trip Bear Viewing
Brooks Camp – Katmai National Park: $650
Late June, July and early September, we provide regular flight service to Brooks Camp in Katmai National Park to watch brown bears fishing for salmon in pristine Brooks River. This trip to is guided by National Park Rangers and provides access to some of the most famous brown bear viewing in the world. Plan on at least six hours for your trip to Brooks Falls. The flight from Homer to Brooks Camp is one and a half hours, crossing the Cook Inlet and a large, beautiful section of Katmai National Park, passing volcanoes, glaciers and waterfalls. You will have three hours on the ground, starting with a short “Bear Etiquette” briefing by a National Park Ranger. After that you will be free to walk the trail to Brooks Falls while viewing bears playing on the beach and fishing in the river en route. At the falls, there are viewing platforms giving you an up close view of bears snatching fish out of the falls. Check out the live brown bear and salmon camera located at the Brooks Camp Falls. It is a short hike (about 1 mile) back to the beach for your scenic flight returning to Homer. Price for this trip is $650 per person.
Crescent Lake – Lake Clark National Park: $700
In August and September, our passengers enjoy a guided bear viewing experience at Redoubt Mountain Lodge in Lake Clark National Park, where the lodge’s experienced bear guides provide access to stunning bear viewing via a pontoon lake cruise. Crescent Lake, the location of the lodge, is beautifully set amidst mountains in Lake Clark National Park. Bears fish and play along the shores of the lake. A unique aspect of this trip is the opportunity to view the bears from the boat, you can get very close to the bears as they are fishing in the lake. After your bear viewing cruise, you’ll enjoy a gourmet lunch at the lodge before your flight back to Homer. We also offer bear viewing day trips to Redoubt Bay Lodge, on Big River Lakes at the mouth of the famous Lake Clark Pass. Price for lodge bear viewing trips is $650 per person.