Scenic Bear Viewing
Scenic Bear Viewing
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Nature & Wildlife Tours • Air Tours
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Alaskan Coastal Brown Bear Viewing to the remote wilderness on the west side of Cook Inlet. Includes a bonus flight-seeing trip in a five passenger bush plane over Lake Clark or Katmai National Park with a beach landing. The beaches have no road access or facilities. We spend three hours or more with the bears then fly back to Homer. This is an active wilderness adventure. You must be able to walk up to 2-4 miles at average pace. Any health issues that might impact this must be discussed with Martin by phone or email prior to booking a trip. Please call Martin to inquire about our trips that accommodate people who experience special needs. This trip involves air travel in small airplanes. Anyone afraid of flying or who is claustrophobic must discuss their concerns with Martin before you book a trip. Weight limit of 250 lbs. per passenger for safety reasons.
Homer, United States
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L H
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Aug 2022
Absolutely wonderful experience! First time to Alaska for our family with teenagers. Martin gave us a scenic flight tour of the mountains, landed on a beach, and we spent hours up close and personal with 3 young bears romping and playing in the meadow and digging clams at low tide. Then a mother and her cub came down the beach to go clamming, and another single female bear as well. Martin was an excellent pilot and was very experienced interacting with the bears. He supplied hip wading boots to keep dry. He also took exceptional photos of the bears and our family with the bears. Highly recommend our tour guide - he's exceptional.
Written 13 December 2022
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Alvin M
3 contributions
Sep 2022
Flew with Martin to Katmai for an incredible bear viewing experience. It was just like the pictures that have been previously posted on Tripadvisor with the bears being so close. We got to see multiple bears, including mothers and cubs, fishing in the river and walking on the beach. We felt very safe since the bears were so focused on fishing. Highly recommend Martin as he is very knowledgeable about and familiar with the bears. Also enjoyed the views of the glaciers, volcanic mountains, and a caldera lake on the return flight. This trip was the highlight of our Alaska vacation. Would highly recommend Martin.
Written 30 September 2022
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Emily M
Homer, AK1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Couples
Martin is really the best. He has been doing this for some time now, and he has the skills and experience to give you a safe bear tour while also educating you on the wildlife and most likely making you laugh. On my recent tour with Martin, the vibes were amazing from start to finish, and I was able to get lots of wonderful photos for my photography. I would recommend Scenic Bear Viewing to anyone, and I’ll definitely be back for more in the future!
Written 15 September 2022
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Sunomen R
4 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
What an incredible bear viewing adventure with Martin and Samantha! Martin was very in tune with the bears and knew just where to go to have the most incredible up close experiences with them! Sam was knowledgeable and helpful. We got to watch a mama bear nurse her babies, watch them fish and play, and so much more! What a great day with amazing guides! Couldn't have asked for a better time.. the experience of a lifetime we could not recommend enough. Thanks again!
Written 14 September 2022
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Derek R
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Friends
Despite being an Alaskan resident all my life and having seen my fair share of bears in the wild, this trip surpassed all my expectations! I had never seen bears so close in my life, and with Martin as a guide I felt incredibly safe the entire time even as a sow and her two cubs walked right by us. This is a fantastic way to see the beauty of Alaska while remaining respectful of the wildlife here. During our tour we landed in Clark Lake National Park and walked around the coastline for the majority and we were able to see the sow we saw earlier hunt for clams and teach her cubs how to open them. As well as being a fantastic tour guide, Martin was a great pilot and performed the smoothest landings I’ve ever experienced in a small aircraft. If you’re considering doing a bear tour out of Homer I would highly recommend booking through Scenic Bear Tours as their communication and knowledgeability of the area is second to none!
Written 13 September 2022
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vacaction
Wisconsin21 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
Martin knows where the Bears are and knows their personalities. We saw more bears than we could have hoped for. Seeing them in their natural habitat doing what bears do. Watched them lounge, catch fish, forage in the rocks and tend to their young. Beautiful creatures! Thank you Martin for a memorable trip and educating us on these beautiful animals and their home.
Written 28 August 2022
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withoutamap1
Oxford, MS125 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
This is absolutely worth doing. Martin is an incredible guide and pilot - he made sure we had the opportunity to see several bears and was clear with directions etc. we spent over 3 hours on the beach watching the bears fish for salmon, and then had a lovely flight back from Katmai. This is the best company to book with in Homer!
Written 13 August 2022
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Jac385
Worthing, UK139 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
We enjoyed the smooth flight and landings. Unfortunately it was pretty cloudy on the flight to Katmai but we flew back over beautiful scenery on the 1st half of the return journey. We stopped at a lovely inlet and creek spot but only saw one large male bear so we were lucky enough to move to another bay area. Here three younger male bears were fishing, eating and chilling. They just continued as if we weren't there- so coo! Thank you.
Written 12 August 2022
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nina r
2 contributions
Jul 2022
This will be one of the most memorable experience I have had. To be so close to the bears that you can hear them breathing and digging for clams. We will always remember this experience truly incredible. Martin is an excellent pilot and guide. The pictures he took are great the plane ride and the landing on point. Would highly recommend this to anyone just a great time. Absolutely wonderful!
Written 4 August 2022
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miaxo
Sydney, Australia128 contributions
Jun 2022
Martin and Scenic Bear Viewing was the highlight of our Alaskan trip. It was an amazing few hrs, from the flight and scenery to being on land with the bears. We were so surprised to be able to get so close to these beautiful bears. It was a once in a lifetime, and so worth the money. Martin is so knowledgable and a great guide, and my friends and family still think our photos and videos are fake, because we were able to get so close up!
Written 2 August 2022
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