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Alaska Bear Camp

A genuine encounter with the Alaskan wilderness often starts with a bush plane. And this adventure begins with a private flight across Cook Inlet, passing active volcanoes and massive glaciers before landing on a pristine beach. The stretch of sand is empty, except for the brown bears that live here - and we often see them ambling along the shore before we even land. Nearby, the sustainable bush camp provides a base for your exploration in the very midst of the bears. On the site of an old homestead, the camp front the bay in an untouched setting that looks just as it did when the first pioneers ventures into these remote wild. It's a peerless location: the camp occupies an enclave of private land surrounded by Lake Clark National Park, one of the world's most renowned bear-viewing destinations. Against the backdrop of the ice-clad Aleutian Range, this Bear Camp offers rustic luxury and total solitude - with enough beat thrills for a lifetime and then some!

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  • View brown bears roaming meadows, clamming on beaches and feasting for salmon from this optimal location.
  • Stay in heated weatherproof tent cabins with warm beds, enjoy the luxury of hot showers, and recharge with chef-prepared gourmet meals.
  • Experience private fly-in access via a scenic chartered bush plane from Homer across Cook Inlet and glacier-iced peaks to Lake Clark National Park.
  • Expert naturalist guides add immeasurably to your experience
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Day 1 - Homer, Alaska

Arrive in homer, a scenic fishing town of 5,500 on Kachemak Bay located near the bottom of the Kenai peninsula. This evening, gather with our Expedition Leader for a welcome dinner and orientation.

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Day 2 - Private Flight to Alaska Bear Camp – Bear viewing

Leave Homer on a private charter flight across Cook Inlet to the Alaska Bear Camp, the view is staggering as we pass snow-clad volcanoes and jagged glaciers. Look for bears in the meadows and along the shoreline as we come in for a landing, taxiing down the beach.

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Days 3 - 4 - Alaska Brown Bear Experience

Earlier in the season, we might see mating activity. Later on, we could catch a sighting of mothers with playful cubs. Once the salmon start running by mid-to late summer, we may see bears fishing in streams. Our low-impact presence ensure that we never disturb the bears.

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Day 5 - Bear viewing / Fly to Homer / Kachemak Bay Private Cruise

We have one last chance early this morning to marvel at the bears. After breakfast, we board our small bush plane and once back in Homer we have lunch, then explore the abundant waters and striking scenery of Kachemak Bay on a private boat cruise this afternoon.

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Day 6 - Homer - Depart

Your bear adventure comes to a close today as you transfer back to the airport in time for homeward flights.


By late July or early August, the region’s salmon runs help provide the fat that enables the bears to survive a long winter. All season long, nature serves a steady feast to these omnivores. And since the bears are sated by this abundance, they see us humans merely as part of the scenery, allowing us to walk safely in the midst on guided outings, at times observing them from just feet away. Three viewing platforms, one elevated for a territorial view, enable us to see bears nearby and at a distance. And we often watch them right from camp. After an exhilarating day, gather this evening in the dining tent for dinner. Fresh local fare is on the menu, including Alaskan salmon and other offerings from the region’s seasonal abundance.

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Your Accommodation - Alaska Bear Camp

Alaska Bear Camp on Cook Inlet is a sustainable base for exploring Alaska's most pristine brown bear habitat, providing wilderness accommodations that are low on impact yet high on comfort. Built on a historic homestead on the ancestral land of the Dena'ina people, the remote parcel on roadless land was grandfathered in to remain private when Lake Clark National Park was established in 1980. Surrounded entirely by the park today, Bear Camp offers a premier location for immersive encounters with brown bears. The deluxe backcountry camp is designed for an unobtrusive presence among the bears, with tent cabins erected on a raised deck in front of the forest, facing the Chinitna Bay shoreline.

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Multiple Dates Available from June to August 2024 & 2025. Contact us for more information.

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04 - 09 July 2024145 Days5352
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24 - 29 August 2024145 DaysWomen-Only Departure5352

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