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Bears of the Katmai Coast


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Bears of the Katmai Coast

Six days of adventure showcasing the wildlife of Alaska's southwest coast. This unique trip offers volcanoes, beachcombing, hiking, wilderness solitude, and world-class wildlife viewing. The Alaska Peninsula is incomparably rich and rugged. Your days will be spent with enormous brown bears and salmon on the Pacific Coast of Katmai National Park. From the camp in the flower-filled dunes, you can watch sea birds fish, observe bears cruising the beach, see active volcanoes smoke in the distance and watch the dramatic weather move over this wild landscape. Your days will be filled with exploration.

  • Camp in Katmai National Park which boasts some of the highest densities of brown bears and the largest brown bears in the world
  • Observe the Katmai bears, generally found in the lush meadows or on the beach
  • Head out for tundra hikes, beachcombing and tidepooling
  • Perfect for a private family adventure in the remote wilderness
  • Watch from the camp as seabirds fish, and active volcanoes smoke in the distance
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What to expect?

Arrive in King Salmon where we rendezvous at a local lodge. You can spend the afternoon fishing on the Naknek River for salmon of just relax and enjoy being in Alaska.

We fly over the great volcanic spine of the Peninsula and then into the steep fjords of the Pacific Coast. After a bit of reconnoitering, we land on the beach near to where we plan on camping. The mountains are close, vegetation lush, and (with luck) there are bears everywhere.Camping on the Pacific Coast among numerous bears and formidable weather may seem a little intimidating to some. Our sturdy and comfortable base camp including a big “cook-tent” near the beach provides adequate shelter no matter what the weather throws at us. By surrounding our camp with a portable electric fence, we take some of the worry out of having an inquisitive bear investigating our gear. With our qualified guides to teach bear etiquette and the quality equipment, we will be able to relax and enjoy the weather and wildlife in one of the most remote and wild places on earth.

3 full days to explore and enjoy the Pacific Coast and the bears who live here. We may see bears fishing the creeks, grazing the sedge meadows, or scouring the tide flats. When not entranced by the bears, we can hike up the valley, explore down the beach, or pick a nearby promontory for views of the rocky coast and storm-lashed Pacific.

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DatePassengersTrip LengthTrip StylePrices from
Jul 14 - Jul 19 20236 DaysSmall Group6000

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