7-Nights The Great Alaskan Grizzly Encounter
Nature puts on few displays as arresting as Alaskan brown bears feeding on summer’s bounty. These bears—the largest coastal grizzlies in the world—gorge on spawning salmon as the fish swim up the rivers that pour onto these wild beaches. The private chartered boat, the Natural Habitat Ursus, is ideally designed for the Alaska adventure cruise, offering an exclusive opportunity to follow the bears along the shoreline as they fish, dig for clams and amble along the beach. Ashore, NHA has an even closer vantage point watching on foot with the guide from a careful distance. The bears could not be more nonchalant about human presence! Here in Katmai National Park, experience this rarest of encounters with Ursus arctos in all its untamed majesty.
7 nights from $9295 per person
Supplier: Natural Habitat Adventures
Kodiak, home to Alaska's largest fishing fleet, offers a taste of Alaska's Russian heritage. Visit Russian Orthodox Church, and the Baranof Museum (located in Alaska's oldest wooden structure, a historic fur storehouse). Over 200 species of birds have been recorded in the Kodiak Archipelago, and bird watching is a main attraction. Special wildlife viewing is found at Miller Point within Ft. Abercrombie State Historic Park. During the early summer, gray, humpback, and minke whales can be spotted as they migrate through nearby Whale Passage. Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge was established to protect the habitat of the brown bear. Kodiak is home to extensive fishing, hunting and photographic opportunities.
Katmai National Park
Encompassing millions of acres in Alaska, Katmai Nation Park contains an amazing array of pristine wilderness, sparkling rivers and streams, rugged coastline, green valley and active glaciers and volcanoes. Currently, there are fourteen active volcanoes in the park, but none of which are actually erupting.
A rich variety of wildlife can be found in the park as well including the awe-inspiring brown bear.
Valid Travel Dates
- All meals from dinner on Day 1 through breakfast on the final day, beer and wine on board the Ursus
- Safe drinking water
- Services of NHA Expedition Leader, boat crew and local staff
- Airport transfers on Day 1 and final day
- Chest waders for shore excursions (large or small sizes requested prior to start of trip)
- Permits and entrance fees and all taxes
- Round-trip float plane flights
- Get closer to giant brown bears—the world's biggest coastal grizzlies—in a wilder setting than anywhere else on Earth...safely on foot!
- Cruising just offshore aboard the private chartered ship allows unparalleled access for bear watching, in the most intimate of contexts
- View bears foraging on the beach as NHA walks ashore in the careful company of the naturalist Expedition Leader, whose bear expertise adds immeasurably to your experience
Not Included: Travel to and from start and end point of trip, alcoholic beverages on land, some gratuities, items of a personal nature (phone calls, souvenirs, etc.), airline baggage fees, airport and departure taxes, optional travel insurance. Single accommodations are not available on this departure. We will plan to match all travelers on land as well as on the ship. If we are unable to find a roommate match for you, you will not be charged a single supplement for the ship portion of the trip, but you will be required to pay the full single supplement for the mainland portion of the program ($300 for 2018).
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540 N. Mission
Wenatchee, WA 98801
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