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Cook Inlet - Lake Clark, Alaska
Bear Viewing Fly-In 2 and 3-Day Trips Departing From Anchorage
Few locations in Alaska can match the grandeur of this private wilderness fly-in bear viewing camp in Lake Clark National Park. Your bush plane will fly by glaciered volcanoes and you’ll land at the edge of an "Alaskan savanna" that is so perfect for bears that it has been proclaimed a "critical bear habitat".
"Alaska Bear Camp" was the base camp for Disney's new nature movie "Bears". This high-end glamping tent camp in Lake Clark national park is the ultimate in Alaska wildlife viewing. Unlike many bear viewing venues, 50 resident bears are present all summer at our fly in wilderness lodge.
In the early spring, when the female bears and their young are most vulnerable, they leave their dens to feed on the succulent grasses growing in the meadow directly behind the camp. As the young cubs mature and the salmon begin returning, the bears shift focus and begin to feed upon the Coho and Chum salmon directly below the raised viewing platform. This provides us with extremely consistent viewing from early June through the middle of September.
This private bear viewing camp is limited to 12 guests per night and was named "Best Bush Camp in North America" by Outside Magazine. The camp boasts comfortable high-tech "WeatherPort" custom tent-cabins, complete with two twin beds, linens, propane heat and lights.
In camp, wonderful family style meals are prepared by your guides and feature fresh seafood, meats and pastas, along with wine and beverages.
Knowledgeable attentive guides will teach you the ins and outs of staying in bear country, and at the same time share with you the knowledge that can only be gleaned from actually living with brown bears. In addition to the nearly unlimited time on the bear viewing platform, available activities include clamming and beachcombing. Most of our guests, however, are happy to spend most of their time in the presence of the incredible animals while in Alaska’s most exclusive bear-viewing venue.
Day 1 check-in/lunch/fly to bear camp and overnight
You'll be met at 7:30AM one of 3 Anchorage hotels by a private van shuttle for the scenic 2 1/2 hour trip to Great Alaska. Lunch and orientation is followed by a flight to the Bear Camp, the incredible bear viewing camp in Lake Clark. Following your arrival at camp and a thorough orientation at the camp, you'll spend the afternoon viewing the amazing coastal Alaskan Brown Bears at the very base of Mt. Illiamna, one of Alaska's most beautiful mountains. You'll overnight in an electrified fence perimeter of high-tech Weather-Port tent cabins with heater, porta-potty, writing desk, and twin beds. SKIP TO DAY 3 if you choose the 2 day trip.
Day 2 all day with the bears of Chinitna
Today is that special day…in the wilderness with no travel plans! Wake up at your own pace to hot coffee and a washbasin of steaming water. After a hearty breakfast, you guides will discuss the day’s best viewing options, and then it's off to one or both of our 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 (Day 2 on the 2 day trip) Morning with the bears and return
A final days with the bears — 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 our riverside main lodge. You'll have a few hours there to sort your gear and ready for the van trip back to Anchorage.
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Tour Dates And Rates
June 1 - August 31
2-Day Bear Viewing Trip: $1,695.00 each plus tax
3-Day Bear Viewing Trip: $2,195.00 each plus tax
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