You are guaranteed to see bears!!!
We have never had a trip without seeing multiple bears!
You will depart Anchorage in the morning from the Lake Hood Landing Strip and head towards Katmai National Park, home to an abundance of brown bear and spectacular glaciers. We will land on a remote ocean beach, and walk along viewing the coastal Brown Bears - the largest bears in the world. Bears come out along the beach to eat the sea grass, catch salmon, dig clams and just relax on the beach! Beachcombing is also excellent along these beaches, and we may be fortunate enough to find items such as antique glass balls, (Japanese fishing floats), ship wrecks, and even a message in a bottle every once in awhile! There is even a family of foxes that often come out to visit us, and love to have their pictures taken. You will also see active volcanoes, still producing ash, lava and steam. This will be a photo safari opportunity like no other. It is truly a once in a lifetime experience. Enjoy a picnic style lunch or a shore lunch of fresh salmon (if available) cooked using secret family recipes; this will definitely be a meal to remember!
Extend your daytrip to include a night or two at a beautiful wilderness lodge where we will be met by our hosts with a home cooked meal and relaxing accomodations. The only way to get to these lodges is by bush plane...So this is truly an unforgettable trip.
First we will be shown to our rooms to freshen up, and get ready for a big family style dinner. The lodges we stay at are often hand constructed from local logs, and feature private guest rooms and cabins for our group. It is a truly wonderful setting and you will have everything that you would want or need, with service to match. At dinner we will discuss our trip and meet new friends.
We love sharing with you our stories from the bush, and I promise a lot of laughing, and good times! After dinner, you might take a walk, boat ride, or simply retire for the evening.
Daily Departures April-September