Accessible only by Alaska Bush plane or boat and nestled between Mt. Illiamna and Cook Inlet, Great Alaska Bear Camp has a fantastic site to experience these magnificent animals. The bear viewing is very consistent: In spring, sedge grass is waiting for the bears as they emerge from their dens in (perfect feed for the young cubs as they learn the ropes of wilderness life!) and then, of course the returning salmon of July and August allow the bears to gorge upon the important. The camp with it's private, camouflaged viewing platforms allow you to safely view and truly experience North America's Alpha Carnivore.
2 day/1 night package
Day 1: The tour departs from Anchorage between 7:30 - 8am and starts with a bus transfer across the Kenai Peninsula. A salmon lunch is provided at the Great Alaska Adventure Lodge, followed by a quick transfer to the Soldotna airfield for the 40-50 minute flight to Bear Camp. During the flight you will pass over towering mountains and rugged glaciers, often spotting bear, moose and other wildlife along the way. It is a fantastic flight-seeing trip that includes a fly-by of Mount Iliamna and Kalgin Island. After your arrival at the camp and a thorough orientation, you will spend the afternoon viewing the amazing coastal Alaskan Brown Bears. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
Day 2: You and your guides will perhaps choose another viewing location, walk the beach, and spend the morning in true wilderness beauty with the royalty of Alaskan wildlife. After lunch it’s back to the planes for the trip to the riverside main lodge. You will have a few hours there to sort your gear and get ready for the van trip back to Anchorage.
3 days/2 nights package
Day 1: As described above.
Day 2: Today is that special day in the wilderness with no travel plans! Wake up at your own pace to hot coffee and a wash basin of steaming water. After a hearty breakfast, your guides will discuss the best viewing options, then it’s off to one or both of the special viewing locations. Lunch and dinner will be served back at the main camp with an evening fire on the beach, then overnight with the staff of Bear Camp.
Day 3: Same as day 2 in the 2 day/1 night package.
The Alaska Bear viewing Camp sits in a copse of trees between the mountains and the shoreline - at the very entrance to Lake Clark National Park. Custom “Weather-Port” cabin/tents are built on raised platforms and sleep two, with wooden floors, solid doors, writing desks, clothes hook, propane heat and light and twin beds with linen. These renowned tent-cabins are used in places as remote and rugged as Patagonia and Antarctica. The tents feature "en suite" potty facilities. Battery charging is available via solar panels and some limited generator time but we highly recommend bringing a few spare batteries for your digital cameras. The community bathhouse feature Composting toilets and eco- showers. There is also a spacious dining and lounging tent. Designed to minimize the impact to the bears, Alaska Bear Camp is a sustainable destination.
Available from June 1 to August 31, 2018
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2 days/1 night$1849 per personBooking Code GAA3
3 days/2 nights$2467 per personBooking Code GAA5
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