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Alaska Cruises from Vancouver and Seattle to Seward/Anchorage
Gulf of Alaska / Inside Passage Cruises with Princess Cruises, Holland America Cruise Line. Sightseeing Tours in Juneau, Ketchikan, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Vancouver, Seattle.

Bear Viewing Katmai National Park from Kodiak

Brown Bears of the Katmai Coast

Travel onboard a small cruise ship to Alaska's remote Katmai National Park and Preserve to explore the incredible Katmai coastline and it's wildlife, both marine and terrestrial. The Katmai Coast has the highest concentration of brown bears in the world. Fly from Kodiak, Alaska to the Katmai Coast and board a 73 foot RV seaworthy vessel, where the nearest roads are 150 miles away. Travel from bay to bay along the coast to be where the bears are concentrated for the salmon runs and other food sources. Photograph bears fishing for salmon, clamming, grazing on sedges, mating, fighting, swimming, mothers with cubs, cubs playing with fox and cubs being stalked by wolves. Coastal brown bears are no doubt the main feature, but coastal cruising and numerous shore visits will guarantee a variety of wildlife species. Our clients are photographers, adventurers, world travelers, documentary movie producers as well as anyone seeking a unique Alaskan experience.
 Itinerary
To begin your Alaskan adventure, take a 60 minute seaplane ride from Kodiak on to the R/V Waters anchored in a protected bay along the Shelikof Strait. The Waters, a sturdy 73' seaworthy vessel, will be your floating lodge as you cruise the Katmai coastline. 18' boats will take tour members ashore frequently, giving you opportunities to photograph up close the earth's largest land carnivore, Coastal Brown Bears. Because hunting is prohibited and the nearest roadway is more than 150 miles away, Katmai National Park has the world's highest concentration of brown bears per square mile. The bears are often completely uninhibited by the presence of human visitors. In contrast with shore based operations we have mobility and a minimal impact on the environment.

Once you arrive in Katmai National Park your photo opportunities are endless. Look for Stellar sea lions, porpoise, whales, fox dens and bird rookeries. The Katmai Coast is home to hundreds of migratory birds such as horned and tufted puffins, cormorants, murres and kittiwakes. Photograph eagles and nesting eaglets. Watch in amazement as the ebbing tides (second largest in the world) expose miles of rich intertidal areas, second in world productivity to our precious rain forests. These inter-tidal zones are rich in clams, an important food source for the bears while they wait for the salmon returns. View numerous rivers and creeks carving their way down from glaciers and snow-capped mountains. Although bears in the wilderness are the reason many photographers take our tour, there are many other wild animals we shall likely encounter, depending upon the length of your trip. We can visit a rookery of Stellar Sea Lions. We may see salmon, porpoise, seals, sea and land otters, and foxes with kitts. Several islands are summer homes for Horned and Tufted Puffins, Oyster Catchers and chicks, Gulls, Eagles and Eaglets, Loons, and many other bird species. If we are lucky, we may even come across a pod of whales visiting the Shelikof Strait. The breath taking landscapes in this wilderness unspoiled by man are reason enough to visit Katmai. Accompanying you aboard the Waters is an experienced Alaskan crew. The crew consists of U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain and mate to ensure your safety on the water and a naturalist/guide to accompany you on your shore visits. In the land of the "midnight sun" darkness is rare, leaving hours for you to play and work up an appetite. Our chef provides three gourmet meals each day made from only the finest ingredients. Fresh food is flown in weekly. Fresh Alaskan seafood, including halibut, salmon, and crab, highlight many of the dinners.
 Rates per Person in US$ Adult
 1 Day Katmai Coast Bear Viewing Tour $750.00
 3 Day Katmai Coast Bear Viewing Tour $2975.00
 4 Day Katmai Coast Bear Viewing Tour $3250.00
Month  Departure Dates
June 01 - September 15  On Request
 Including
Return Flight from Homer to Vessel
Professional, naturalist guide
Maximum of 8 participants
Delicious meals
Sleeping Quarters
Captain and crew
Skiff for safety and on shore activities
Tour Documentation
Toll Free Help Line Access