Alaska Brown Bear Photo Safari

Photograph Alaska brown bear on their turf, in scenic Lake Clark or Katmai National Park & Preserve. Your destination on this fly-out excursion depends on where the bears are (see Bear Viewing Conditions chart and plan according to your arrival date).

Alaska brown bear photography tours are customizable – you can even have your own professional photographer guide along to provide personalized coaching as an add-on option. Your wildlife photography adventure begins the moment you contact us.

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Bear Viewing Conditions

 Location May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Redoubt Bay Lodge *** **** ***
Katmai National Park ****
Chinitna Bay  **  **** **** **** **
Lake Clark National Park * **** ****

Chinitna Bay


Enjoy 90-minutes of scenic flight time over Cook Inlet and the Chigmit Mountains, where the Alaska and Aleutian Ranges meet and two active volcanoes sit (Mt. Redoubt and Mt. Iliamna), before touching down at Chinitna Bay in Lake Clark National Park – where you’ll  see Alaska brown bear digging for clams and frolicking on a beautiful, remote beach.

  • 6 hours
  • 90 minute scenic flight by way of two active volcanoes, Mt. Redoubt and Mt. Iliamna
  • Morning & afternoon departures
  • Travel by 4wd and on foot to active bear viewing locations
  • Naturalist guide
  • Deli lunch

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Lake Clark National Park


Take a thrilling and scenic flight from to Crescent Lake, where from the comfort of a pontoon boat you can get an up-close look at Alaska brown bear fishing along the scenic shorline. View video.

  • 10 hours
  • 70 minute scenic flight from Anchorage to Crescent Lake in Lake Clark National Park
  • Morning & afternoon departures
  • Natural history guides
  • Light lunch in the day lodge

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sow and cub alaska brown bear relaxing on lake beach- alaska brown bear

Katmai National Park


Fly-out to world renowned Brooks Falls, where salmon leap up cascading falls and bear await with jaws agape. Get your iconic Alaska shot from raised viewing platforms and boardwalks. National Park Rangers are onsite to answer questions and provide assistance.

  • 10-12 hours
  • 2-3 hour scenic flight from Anchorage [each way]
  • Elevated viewing platforms and boardwalk
  • National Park Rangers onsite
  • Box lunch

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Redoubt Bay Lodge


Travel by small plane 70 scenic miles southwest of Anchorage to Lake Clark Wilderness Preserve. From the lodge, take a comfortable covered boat captained by an experienced naturalist guide, to view Alaska brown and black bear fishing for salmon in a cascading river, while enjoying informative narrative from your knowledgable natural history guide. 

  • 6.5 hours
  • 70 minute scenic flight from Anchorage to Lake Clark Wilderness Preserve
  • Morning & afternoon departures
  • Natural history guides
  • Light lunch in the day lodge

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