This is the only bear viewing tour from Seward, and you will not want to miss the adventure! This full-day bear viewing excursion starts with ground transportation from Seward to the small city of Kenai, Alaska.
From Kenai you'll hop on a bush flight to remote Lake Clark National Park, which has no roads leading in or out and is only accessed by boat or aircraft. These small bush planes are vital for human and cargo transportation in Alaska, where ground transportation is often impossible in undeveloped areas.
One unique and invaluable part of this tour is the inclusion of your expert Bear Guide, separate from your experienced bush pilot. Take advantage of their knowledge and allow us to show you these beloved animals that are so important to our ecosystems.
You'll take an interpretive guided hike through the park, spotting bears in their natural habitat all along the way. It is important to have an experienced guide to ensure safety for guests and bears alike.
Brown bears are most common in the park, although their smaller black bear cousins do roam as well. Lake Clark hosts some of the world's most productive watersheds for sockeye salmon, which helps these massive animals fatten up for the colder months.
Get ready for an invaluable experience that you will talk about for years to come, and don't forget your camera!
Duration: 12 hours (Roundtrip from Seward.)
- Professional bear guide, interpretive guided hike
- Professional bush pilot
- Roundtrip transportation from Seward
- Roundtrip bush flights in and out of the backcountry
- Rubber boots or hip boots (if necessary)
- Minimum age of 5
- Participants must have a reasonable level of fitness and be able to complete a multi-hour hike
- Participants must bring appropriate hiking boots or shoes, rain jackets, and other weather-appropriate clothing
- Participants should bring a water bottle (and snacks if desired)
Duration: 12 hours. Highlights
- Transport from Seward, AK to Kenai, AK
- Bush flight from Kenai to Lake Clark National Park backcountry
- Guided hike
- Bush flight from the backcountry to Kenai
- Transport from Kenai back to Seward
- This tour meets at the operator's office in Seward. Pick up at your hotel, the cruise terminal, or the railroad depot can be arranged upon request. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.
ADA Accessibility of Tour:
- This tour is not wheelchair or limited mobility accessible. Guests should be fairly active/mobile and comfortable hiking for several hours. Guests should also be comfortable stepping up and ducking to load in and out of a small bush plane. There are no bathroom facilities available in the backcountry.
Are children allowed?
This tour has a minimum age of 5. Please determine if it is appropriate for younger children before booking. It is extremely important that kids are mindful of the tour guide and parent/guardian instruction to safely complete this tour. Children should be comfortable (and enjoy!) spending several hours hiking throughout the day.
What should I wear/bring?
Please wear weather appropriate clothing as you will be outside in nature for most of the day. We suggest checking the weather forecast in Kenai on the morning of your tour; it is about 100 miles from Seward and may differ. You will need study, well-broken in hiking boots or shoes and a rain jacket. We recommend bringing rain pants as well.
Can I bring my own food or drink?
Non-alcoholic beverages in closeable containers and snacks are allowed on tour.
Are there restrooms on the tour?
There are bathrooms available before and after the tour, but you will not have access to toilet facilities along the route. All guests are required to use Leave No Trace practices when relieving themselves on the trail. Alpine ecology is very delicate and we ask you to please respect National Park Service land and your fellow hikers by adhering to all guidelines. Your guide is there to answer questions!
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