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Category Archive: Bear Viewing

Jul 04

Getting the most out of your Brooks Camp visit

In July, the waterfalls at Brooks River are packed with salmon jumping upstream to get to their spawning grounds. This attracts the crowds – of hungry coastal brown bears! That is great since it is an incredible sight to be seen. However, these sights attract crowds of people. Most of us try to avoid standing …

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Jun 05

Volcanoes, bears, and a glacier… all in a flightsee!

Interested in seeing bears but don’t have an entire day to devote to a bear viewing trip? Join us on a volcano and bear viewing tour and see bears from the air! This 1.5 hour flightsee leaves from Beluga Lake in Homer and heads west over the Cook Inlet towards the Mt. Iliamna volcano. You …

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Apr 07

Brooks Camp bear viewing in July!

It’s been a crazy 2014 already with lots of reservations coming in for July.  Brooks Camp is one of the most popular destinations for bear viewing in Alaska.  In July, you can observe dozens of bears fishing the famous Brooks waterfalls, sometimes pulling salmon right out of the air.  Its also exciting watching the sockeye …

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Feb 16

July filling up fast for bear viewing at Brooks Camp!

Reservations for the 2014 season have already started piling in.  It looks like July is going to fill up fast, especially for trips to Brooks camp for bear viewing.  We already have several days completely filled. Be sure to call soon to reserve your spot! Brooks Camp is located at the mouth of the Brooks …

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Jun 12

Volcano and Bear tour anyone??

We have been selling the heck out of this trip!  It’s fairly new as we only just began offering it last summer.  A one and a half hour flight see across Cook Inlet that tours Mt. Iliamna and Chinitna Bay.  The flight across Cook Inlet slowly ascends to the 10,000 ft it takes to get …

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May 22

Bear viewing in Chinitna Bay

Spring has sprung and the bears are here!  It appears that the bears are finally waking up in Chinitna Bay.  The first few signs of life have been spotted there just this week, with bear activity expected to pick up greatly by the end of May.  We have already had several bear viewing requests here …

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Aug 26

Which weigh are the bears?

One of the fly fisherman headed out on a day trip today claims to be a former director of the CIA—or another member in this party claimed this. Perhaps this is why his weight must be a state secret. We were told he weighs 220, the scale says 285… that’s a new record at Steller …

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Jul 30

Bear viewing for all…Brooks Camp is for everyone

Today Tom flew a family of four into Brooks Camp for a bear-viewing trip—a pretty normal flight for July. The young couple was on their honeymoon, but the twist was that the groom’s parents were along, and both were in wheelchairs. We questioned the logistics of taking two wheelchair bound folks in a floatplane, but …

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Jul 23

To Scare a Bear….

A passenger bound for a bear viewing trip at Brooks Camp in Katmai National Park explained that to scare away a bear, you should put your hands over your head, “because bears aren’t capable of doing that, and seeing it scares them.” Many of us have been bear guiding for years and have lots of …

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Jun 28

Bears are out in Chinitna Bay, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

Bear viewing is in full swing in Chinitna Bay. Doug, our experienced bear guide, is leading small groups on great trips to see up to twenty bears grazing on sedge grass and even clamming. Chinitna Bay is on the south side of Lake Clark National Park. While the brown bears wait for the salmon runs, …

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