Homer Bear Viewing Tours
Homer is just a short flight away from Katmai National Park, one of the most densely populated brown bear areas in the world. Experienced air taxis fly floatplanes to remote bear-viewing areas where it's not unheard of to spot 30 bears fishing for salmon or digging for clams.
Flights to the Katmai Coast from Homer only last about 1.5 hours. This particular part of Katmai National Park is just out of range for day tours from Anchorage, which generally means that there are less people.
In addition to the Katmai Coast, bear viewing operators in Homer can bring you to some of the other well-known bear viewing spots. Fly to the iconic Brooks Falls in the middle of Katmai, famous for bears swatting at Salmon making their way upstream. Or, travel to Lake Clark National Park, another premier bear viewing location.
Bear Viewing Tours
Watch bears digging for clams, wandering the sedge grass, or nursing their young – all in a short flight from Homer to Katmai or Lake Clark National Park. Smokey Bay’s bear tours last about five hours total — including flights and about three hours on the ground. On any given day there will always be a morning outing (leaving at 8 a.m. at the latest) and possibly one that leaves around 2 p.m.
Spend several hours or a full day watching bears in the wild on a quintessential Alaskan adventure with a family-run company. Start with a scenic flight out of Homer over Kachemak Bay and into Katmai or Lake Clark National Park. Once you land, your pilot/guide will take you to an optimal spot to watch and photograph these magnificent creatures in their natural environment, hunting, playing, and relaxing. Spend anywhere from 1.5 to 9 hours on the ...more
See Alaskan Coastal Brown Bears in the wild on a floatplane trip to Katmai National Park. Visit Brooks Falls or join a guided tour to other remote locations within the park. Both trips provide 5 hours on the ground with the bears. Founded in 1991, Emerald Air Service’s mission is to increase the understanding and appreciation of the unique ecosystem that supports bears.
For many Alaskan travelers, bears are the ultimate highlight. Pair a magnificent sighting with a gorgeous helicopter flightseeing ride and you’ll have an unforgettable experience. On this unique tour from Homer, you’ll take a helicopter ride out into one of Alaska’s gorgeous national parks to witness these spectacular creatures in the wild.