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Classic Bear Viewing Tour

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Experience Alaska’s wildlife on this all-day guided adventure by bush plane. After an optional hotel pickup, enjoy a quick safety briefing, sign a waver, and visit Katmai or Lake Clark National Park. Land on a beach, find an optimal viewpoint, and watch as bears play, mate, eat, and fish in their natural environment.
    What to Expect
    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Katmai National Park and Preserve, Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska

    One hour sightseeing flight with a beach landing, then your pilot/Professional guide takes you on a bear viewing walking tour for three or more hours. Scenic flight back to Homer AK. 1-3 miles of walking.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Alaska

    An experienced pilot takes you on a breathtaking 45 min scenic flight with glaciers volcanoes and mountains. We land on the beach and your trained naturalist, guides you for three or more hours in the park with the bears. 1-3 miles of walking.

    Duration: 3 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    3636 Faa St, Homer, AK 99603, USA

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can pick you up anywhere in Homer, Alaska.


    • Homer Airport, 2336 Kachemak Dr, Homer, AK 99603


    • Homer, Alaska Ports
    Departure Time
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.

    5/15/2020 - 9/25/2020Monday:05:30 AM - 08:00 PM
    Tuesday:05:30 AM - 09:00 PM
    Wednesday:05:30 AM - 09:00 PM
    Thursday:05:30 AM - 08:00 PM
    Friday:05:30 AM - 08:00 PM
    Saturday:05:30 AM - 08:00 PM
    Sunday:05:30 AM - 08:00 PM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • National Park fees
    • Professional guide
    • Local taxes
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Not recommended for participants with back problems, heart complications or other serious medical conditions
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    This was such an amazing adventure for me being an exchange student and when i was told i was going on a bear viewing trip i wasn't expecting to see as much bears i saw and wasn't thinking i would have gotten the beautiful view i got. Fortunately Martin Boland is a very awesome
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    Number 1: Martin is a very good/safe pilot. Number 2: The bear viewing was AMAZING! Martin knew the best places to go, but I always felt very safe. We must have taken about a thousand photos. We were the only group at this location, so this was such a special day. This
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    My husband and I booked with Martin for flight seeing and bear watching on Monday, July 16th. Email and text communication was clear and his hanger was easy to find. Martin gave us a nice run down of the day and safety procedures for both the plane and the bears. We felt
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    Martin was an excellent pilot and got us into the bears almost scarily close. His equipment is first class and I always felt safe flying with him. He took great pictures and was very informative about bears and bear behavior. Martin put with our crazy friends very well.
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    It would be hard to exaggerate how exceptional our experience with Martin and Scenic Bear Tours was. We looked at all the various tour options and ultimately chose Martin because of the reviews on Trip Advisor, where it was evident that Martin runs a very different tour than
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    About the operator

    This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

    By: Scenic Bear Viewing
    Unforgettable day among the bears
    My adult son and I booked a tour with Martin in early September along with 3 other passengers. After we landed we
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    Highlight of our vacation
    Martin was a great guide who shared his extensive knowledge about bears and the area and stayed beyond the
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    Amazing and Definitely Worth it!
    The bear viewing trip with Martin was definitely a high point of our trip. We were in Homer on August 21st right
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    Martin deserves 10 Stars
    We should have written this 60 days ago. Our trip to Lake Clark National Park with Martin was beyond words. We
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    If you are thinking twice about a plane trip to see the bears just do it! Martin was an awesome guide and pilot.
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    The best experience we have ever had!
    We are lucky to have had the opportunity to travel extensively and have had many amazing experiences. I booked to
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    Maria Neve T
    The one and only best experience!
    Martin brings the bear viewing experience to another level; other guides clearly try to imitate him, but he is the
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    Beyond my Dreams!
    My husband and I took the Classic Bear Viewing trip with Martin in early Aug. I had read about bears fishing for
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    Chrissy G
    Nashville, Tennessee
    Our Favorite Part of our Trip!
    We just returned from two weeks in Alaska, visiting several areas. We had a wonderful trip and saw so many
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    Bopeng Li
    Foster City, California
    Incredible bear viewing experience
    My wife and I had an awesome time taking on the classic bear viewing tour with Martin! Martin considerably
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 5h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Hotel Pickup
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