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Anchorage Chinitna Bay Bear Viewing Tour

Located on the southern end of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Chinitna Bay is a very active feeding spot for brown bears. They can be seen from May all the way until the end of August! With a breath-taking flight to the Preserve, you will then board a four-wheel-drive bus to find the spot where the brown bears dig for clams, sunbathe, fish for salmon, and play with their cubs!

While you are getting a good view of the bears, your naturalist guide will be there to answer any questions you may have about the bears, other local wildlife, and the National Park and Preserve that keeps them all safe!

This tour is ideal for anyone looking to see real brown bears in the untamed Alaskan wild.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of this tour, the cancellation policy is as follows:
90+ days or more - 100% refund
15 - 89 days - 50% refund
14 days or less - No refund available

Duration: 6 hours (Roundrip from tour office)


  • Roundtrip transportation
  • A window seat and a two-way headset
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Snack Box
  • Shared Spotting Scope


  • Maximum weight: 350lbs

Duration: 6 hours. Tour times below are approximate:

  • 90-minute scenic flight from Anchorage
  • Up-close guided bear viewing in Lake Clark National Park
  • Flight back

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the operator's Anchorage office. Complimentary pick-ups from local hotels are available to schedule. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is not ADA Accessible, however, some accommodations can be provided. Please leave a comment during checkout if accommodations will be needed.

What should I wear?

Closed toed shoes are required on the planes. We suggest bringing light layers, a jacket, and sunglasses! 

Is there a shuttle service?

There is a shuttle service provided to guests from downtown Anchorage, the airport, and airport area hotels available to schedule. The shuttle picks you up 45 minutes before your scheduled departure. The shuttle is offered in the summer season only! Please inform us if you need to schedule a shuttle and if you will be having any luggage with you.

Do you fly a wheeled plane or a float plane on this tour?

This tour operates a wheeled plane.

Can I have a window seat?

Every passenger gets a window seat, and a two way headset so you can communicate with the pilot for the entire flight.

Do you land on a beach?

Yes, you will land on a beach in Lake Clark National Park. 

What if I get motion sick easily?

If you get motion sick on planes, you might want to take precautions before your flight such as medications. Sick bags are available on the plane.

What happens in the case of bad weather?

If your flight is postponed due to weather or other unseen events out of our control we are happy to work with your schedule to rebook your tour. Of course, we also provide a full refund if you cannot rebook your tour. 

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Duration: 6 hours

Number of Passengers *

Adult (13+): $995.00

Children (6-12): $945.00

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