Touch and walk on a glacier harding ice field or head off into valleys to see amazing waterfalls. And seeing a bear, if even for a fleeting moment, is a rare and. Scenic bear viewing bear viewing, wildlife viewing. During this 2day kodiak island alaska tour you explore kodiak by car, or a guided sightseeing excursion. Brooks falls is the classic destination for alaska bear viewing. Its a little different than i thought it would be because i expected more of a guide but the. If you want to sleep next to where the bears live during peak salmon season, you can stay in a wilderness lodge at night and go on personalized, guided bearviewing treks by day. These premium alaska bear trips allow you to explore the bear viewing area for a longer time, at a more relaxed pace, and in a. Strong, unbridled, and nomadic, bears are perhaps the ultimate symbol of the alaskan wild. Iconic spots like brooks falls in katmai national park, lake clark national park, redoubt. In the spring, sedge grass is waiting for the bears as they emerge from their dens. Alaska bear viewing alaska shore excursions regal air. Katmai national park and preserve offers spectacular bear viewing opportunities.
Scenic bear viewing homer 2020 all you need to know. Homer is a great destination with world class fishing, kayaking, hiking, and much more. Brown bear cam brooks falls in katmai national park. So it is no wonder alaska bear viewing is a popular visitor attraction. Alaska bear adventures offers some of the most affordable bear watching tours in alaska. Travel alaska things to do in alaska bear viewing tours. Daily commuter flights from anchorage are 45 minutes. Spend several hours or a full day watching bears in the wild on a quintessential alaskan. June and august, less food is available along the brooks river so bears arent seen as frequently. Our bear viewing season begins in late may and continues until the end of september.
Bear tours and glacier flight seeing from homer ak bear. Things to do in alaska bear viewing tours travel alaska. The alaska cruise season begins in late april and continues through september. Alaska bear viewing tours, vacations alaska grizzly bear. One popular bear viewing option is a visit to the alaska peninsula near bristol bay, where katmai national parks brooks camp offers the iconic alaskas big bears catching big fish experiences. The kodiak brown bear center is located on the southwest side of kodiak island. Nowhere in alaska is the bear viewing as consistently productive as our camp, due to the season long availability of food. Most attention is on the great brown bears of alaskas coast, but for those of you interested in polar bear viewing, the warming climate in alaska and the arctic ocean is leading to a. Bear viewing day trip anchorage, alaska visit anchorage. Alaska ultimate safaris helicopter bear viewing safaris. While there are many places to go bear viewing in alaska, ketchikan has access to some of the best. Alaska is world renowned for giving visitors an up close and personal experience with majestic coastal brown bears.
Alaska bear watching tours by boat in chinitna bay. The alaskas gold creek lodge allinclusive fishing and adventure packages offer a rich experience, with first class. A unique black bear subspecies reside in the area are known as blue or glacier bears ursus americanus emmonsii. Take a guided bear viewing trip from anchorage via floatplane for an exhilarating and unforgettable experience. Alaska bear viewing tours lists the best tours around. Many of the best spots for bear viewing in alaska are near anchorage. Ketchikan has some of the best bear viewing in alaska. A bear viewing season in 1 minute, clamming, grazing, fishing and of course playing enjoy.
Beginning in august and lasting into september, the mendenhall glacier visitor center in juneau offers some of the most accessible and affordable bearviewing youre likely to find anywhere. Alaska bear viewing tours lists the best tours around the state. For a truly incredible alaskan experience, head to homer alaska and visit scenic bear viewing. This bear viewing trip will depart nikiski alaska, near kenai via float plane, for a 40 minute. Alaska bear viewing is the best way to get out and explore the alaskan wild.
Jul 7, jul 11, jul 15, aug 2, aug 18, aug 22, aug 26, sep 7. Brooks falls bear viewing alaskas gold creek lodge. Alaska bear viewing tours, vacations alaska grizzly bear viewing. The ebbs and flows of a grizzly bear season the following description of the typical patterns of brown bear migration and seasonal weather in alaskas katmai region is gleaned from our more than a. We will fly you to an active volcano with a knowledgeable guide. I have throughly enjoyed all of the knowledge it has provided me on bear viewing.
Click here to view the seasonal variations of the grizzly viewing season. Our alaska bear viewing tours depart every day from homer alaska, which is approximately 5 12 hour drive south anchorage, our largest city. Alaska bear viewing from homer alaska or anchorage ak, flyin bear viewing tours to katmai national park and lake clark national park, alaska. Alaska bear viewing from homer alaska or anchorage ak, flyin bear viewing. Alaska bear viewing, we are the only commercial operator providing guided alaska bear viewing trips by boat. Bear viewing at anan creek coincides with the run of pink salmon, and is best. Bear viewing in alaska is just one incredible thing to do. Click here to watch a video about our alaska bear viewing tours, or call us to learn more about this exciting ecotourism experience. The best time of year and top locations for bear viewing on a. Some of the most incredible bear viewing in alaska is near anchorage. When you book your bear viewing tour in alaska with us, its not uncommon to see at least 2030 brown bears, with sows rambling around with their cubs, juveniles playing and wrestling, big bears chasing. Watch live as hundreds of alaskan brown bears descend on a milelong stretch of the brooks river to feast on the largest sockeye salmon run in the world. Heres a breakdown of what to expect according to the timing of the short summer season. Alaska bear viewing tours in katmai national park by.
Fish creek is remote, yet roadaccessible from the small town of hyder, which means some. Let regal air take you face to face with the most impressive animals in alaska. Bear viewing in alaska, alaska department of fish and game. A guide to alaska bear viewing locations phil armitage photography. The pack creek brown bear viewing area, run jointly by the forest service and the alaska department of fish and game, is on admiralty island, off the alaskan coast near juneau. Bear watching in alaska the 30 best hot spots around the state. Alaska bearcamp alaskas premier all inclusive bear viewing. The following list highlights a few locations to see bears in their natural habitat. Home to approximately 2,200 brown bears, katmai is the big kahuna of alaskan bearviewing, and brooks camp where a low waterfall creates a veritable salmon buffet draws bears. The anan wildlife observatory is on the alaskan mainland 30 miles southeast of the. So it is no wonder bear viewing is a popular visitor attraction. We were in homer on august 21st right in the middle of all the smoke from the wild fires. This coincides with the best time to view bears in alaska july. Theres nothing like viewing these magnificent, massive creatures in the wild.
Get out and enjoy alaska the way it was meant to be experienced in nature. The best time of year and top locations for bear viewing. Bear viewing alaska alaskas vast and largely untouched wilderness areas make it an ideal location to see bears. A bear viewing flight safari with expert pilotguide is. As many as fifty bears live along the mile and a half long brooks river during the salmon season, many of which can be observed from three elevated viewing platforms along the river. Bear watching in katmai national park and preserve. Bear watching in alaska the 30 best hot spots around the. Take a bear viewing tour from anchorage to lake clark national park by floatplane. Alaskas premier bear viewing kodiak brown bear center. Bear viewing at brooks camp is best in july and september. In the peak season of july and august salmon is the lure, but earlier in the. In alaska, you can see not only brown bears but also black bears. The bear viewing trip with martin was definitely a high point of our trip. When most people envision katmai, they think of bears.1466 1188 1032 1173 1275 1323 919 681 143 90 738 1542 656 75 1456 701 72 239 1294 1425 1352 1236 456 1393 197 1247 704 1005 608 339 723 267 542 1439 1152 445 1081 714 272 1080 844 1430