Experience True Nature Alaska Wilderness Adventure Tours beyond Imagination



 

Katmai National Park Bear Viewing Day Trips | from Homer

Katmai National Park is located on the northeast coast of the Alaska Peninsula. Among all his diversity, the park boasts the largest population (more than 2.000) of protected brown bears in the world. During the peak of the world's largest sockeye salmon run each July, and during return of the "spawned out" salmon in September - forty to sixty bears congregate in Brooks Camp along the Brooks River, Naknek Lake and the Brooks Lake shorelines. Many visitors are concentrating their activities along Brooks River, where brown bear congregate to feed on sockeye salmon as they pass upstream. Two bear viewing platforms are located right above the falls.



 

Full Day Bear Viewing Trips to the Katmai Coastal Areas and Brooks River

July Departures: Around the first of July, depending on the timing of the salmon run coming from Bristol Bay, we go to the Brooks River Falls. Brooks is in the middle of Katmai. The flight takes about an hour and a half to get across Cook Inlet past McNeil River, (that's the other famous place to watch bears), then through the mountains and past all the huge interior lakes of Katmai and on to Brooks. We'll fly over six and seven thousand foot mountains, beautiful mountain lakes and often, we see moose and caribou along the way. It gives you the feeling of how big the country really is. Sometimes, we have to wait in the airplane for a few minutes to let the bears clear the beach. Then, off to the visitors center for a 15-minute briefing from the National Park Service. August Departures: As soon as the pink salmon are showing up we fly to the southern coast of Katmai - just across from Kodiak Island. The scenery is outrageous! We pass Cape Douglas and we go to a bay called Geographic Harbor named after the National Geographic Society who did the first exploration of Katmai Volcano from there. We land next to our open boat and take a short ride to shore then walk about 1/2 mile. The river is full of pink and chum salmon and it’s not uncommon to see 10 or 15 bears on the river right in front of us. The beach is full of clams and bears are excellent clam diggers. If you were to choose a place in all of Alaska to watch bears, this is the place. Words cannot describe how beautiful it is here! September Departures: We think this is the best time to visit Alaska. The weather is in a transition from summer to fall and can cause some delays but the colors and fragrances can be breathtaking. The salmon are spawning before the rivers freeze, the moose are gathering their harems and the caribou are starting their migrations. The bears are fat and have time to play with each other, Its just a splendid time of year. We try to stay on the coast as long as the bears stick around and the weather allows but sometime in the middle of September we head back to the Interior of the park to the red salmon streams.

Daily Departures from | to Homer:
$650.00 per Person


 

Full Day Bear Viewing Trips to the Katmai Coastal Areas and Brooks River

During July and September, we provide regular flight service to Brooks Camp. This trip to Brooks is guided by National Park Rangers and provides access to some of the most famous brown bear viewing in the world. Plan on 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 beach, where a National Park Ranger will give you a briefing on bear safety, and then you will be free to walk the trail to Brooks Falls, viewing bears playing on the beach and fishing in the river en route.

Daily Departures from | to Homer:
$600.00 per Person




 

Go Alaska Tours | Secured Reservation Request Form

image

A secure transmission of your personal information is very important for the Alaska Travel Network Group LLC at these days and that's why we have taken steps to ensure that we have the most secure method of transmission on the Internet available. All online reservation request and contact forms are providing a SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) technology with a 128-bit encryption for transmission of data between your web browser and our web server which provides the highest level of protection from tampering and eavesdropping. 128-bit encryption is considered so secure that cryptographers consider it impossible to crack. There is no safer way for your personal information to be transmitted. In fact, both the Canadian and US Governments use 128-bit encryption for transmission of their sensitive data. The Go Alaska Tours Website (www.goalaskatours.com) uses GeoTrust for its SSL and 128-bit encryption.

Quick Navigation

Screen Resolution

For the best website content viewing the recommended screen resolution is 1920x1200 on Chrome, Safari 6 + IE Explorer and Firefox 24+ Browser