Base Camp: Alaska Bear Viewing Trips
If you are interested in booking a Base Camp Bear Viewing Tour please contact us using the form at the bottom of the page or call us on the phone.
On our guided camping tours we experience the remote wilderness of Alaska. We set up temporary base camps in strategic locations within Katmai National Park and take day hikes from the camp. We explore and enjoy some of the most superb wildlife viewing, scenery and photography opportunities in the Alaska, returning to the base camp for meals and for the evening.
These are rough camping tours. We sleep in tents, safe and warm but leave many of the creature comforts behind. We work together to operate a safe camp in a very beautiful and remote setting. The food provided on these tours is nutritious, healthy high energy camping food (please don’t expect gourmet food) and the guide is responsible for supervising all food preparation and cleaning in order to maintain a safe environment.
*Prices are per person*
A Base Camp Bear Viewing Tour
Day 1 Depart Homer to Katmai National Park
Depart from Homer in the early afternoon. Check in at Sasquatch Alaska Adventures by 1330. Departure is in the early afternoon at 1430. Arrive in Katmai by 1545. Set up camp in the wilderness of Katmai National Park and begin our bear viewing, photography and bear educational program that afternoon/ evening. After Dinner we discuss options and make a plan for the next day.
Day 2-3 Camping in Katmai National Park
While camping the mornings are generally very early after breakfast we hike out into the meadows beaches and forests along the coast. Every day is different than the last but we usually spend return to camp during the mid day when for a rest when the bears and wolves are generally not as active. After the mid day rest and meal we return back out into the bay for the rest of the afternoon and evening when the bear and wolves are more active again and the light is very good. In the evening we get together again and discuss our trip plan for the next day. As we plan the next days activities in the evenings we include the entire group in the discussion. Considering the objectives of the next day and taking into account the sunrises and sets, how large the tides are and their relation to the moon and the way that this effects the cycle of life along the coast.
Day 4 Depart Katmai National Park and return to Homer
Plants, flowers and trees along the Katmai coast Sea weeds, sea grasses intertidal animals in the bay, the medicinal and edible uses. The culture of the natives who inhabited the coast for years. The wolf packs in the bay. The lives of the foxes, moose and other mammals along the coast. We spend the last morning among the bears and wolves then we break down the camp and make sure we have made a minimal impact on the area. The flight back to Homer will depart from the beach at 1700 and return to Homer by 1815.
If you are interested in a custom tour please contact us and we can work out an itinerary
P.O. Box 15323
Fritz Creek, AK 99603