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Quick Details

  • Air transportation
  • Professional bear/naturalist guide
  • Hip waders
  • Digital photos of your trip
  • All safety equipment
Adult Ages 13+
Child Ages 12 and under


An Unforgettable Alaskan Wilderness Experience!

The day begins at our hangar at the Homer Airport, where you’ll get fitted for hip waders, and receive a safety briefing from Martin. Then take to the skies on a fantastic 35-min., to 90-min. flight, depending on what beach you visit.

You will soar over inlets, mountains, volcanoes, and glaciers. On a clear day, you can see up to 10 volcanoes along the route. This is our most popular Alaska grizzly and brown bears viewing tour.

We land on remote beaches of Katmai or Lake Clark National Park and hike to vantage points to observe the grizzly bears in their natural habitat. Watch them play, clam, mate, eat sedges, and later in the summer fish for salmon in their natural habitat — a truly majestic experience!

After three hours or more with the brown bears, board the plane for the return flight to Homer, again enjoying a 45-min. or 90-min. scenic flight. The entire trip takes either 4.5 or 7 hours, depending on the location. At every bear viewing location, there will be at least three hours on the ground. One parent per child under 8 years old. Please, no candy or soda for kids before/during flight.


  • We use the 5-passenger Cessna 206 aircraft. Very well proven and safe. No floats or water landing risks.
  • Our aircraft seats have a strict weight limit of 250lbs or 113 kg.
  • Because of the different low tide times or weather, departure times can vary from 5:30 AM to 4 PM.
  • Bear viewing season is May 28th to Sept 24th. Skip to May-Sept in the calendar to book a trip.
  • A gratuity for your guide is customary in the tour industry if their services exceed your expectations. However, a Google review is appreciated more than a tip.
  • No travel agent bookings.


  • Camera, memory cards, and batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Bug dope (DEET)
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat

We reserve the right to prohibit travelers from continuing on a journey if, in our opinion, these travelers’ actions pose a threat to the safety of themselves, others or the wildlife, or if these travelers’ actions or behaviors are seriously jeopardizing the enjoyment of the trip for others. There will be NO REFUND!

Thank You from the Scenic Bear Viewing family,