Day Trip Bear Viewing
Brooks Camp and Falls – Katmai National Park: $800
Late June, all of July, September, and even in October 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 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” orientation by a National Park Ranger. After that you will be free to walk the dirt road and flat gravel 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 1.2 mile) back to the beach for your scenic flight returning to Homer.
For more information, see the last three entries in our Blog on how to avoid crowds and see more bears. On TripAdvisor and Yelp our passengers have been posting how we do this differently, avoiding crowds and getting them the best views of the bears.
Please note: ALL bear viewing reservations are done in writing: either by email which you can start by going to Reservations page or by text messaging our phone (907)299-0284. We can tell you on the phone what is available at the moment but the reservation will be an email or text message specifying time to meet us at the dock, what to bring and other important details. The only exception can be if we talk on the phone the day of the flight.