Most of Alaska can be considered bear country, but, given a choice, most bears choose to avoid humans, so encounters are rare.
An exception to this rule occurs in areas where bears have become accustomed to human observers, as in Katmai National Park, Lake Clark National Park, and Redoubt Bay. Here, we can watch bears (usually grizzly or brown bears) fishing, eating, roaming, and resting in their natural habitat, undisturbed by our presence.
Despite the bears' relative comfort with human observers, it's important to follow protocol so as to not surprise or alarm the bears and elicit an aggressive response. These are wild bears. All tours are led by experienced and knowledgeable guides to keep both bears and visitors safe.
The following bear-viewing tours are accessible by a short plane ride from Anchorage, putting awesome bear-viewing experiences within easy reach.
Fly to the best bear-viewing areas of the season to see bears in their natural habitat.
A sensational 90-minute flightseeing tour leads to exciting bear viewing in Lake Clark National Park.
Enjoy spectacular Cook Inlet scenery as you fly to Redoubt Bay Lodge to view grizzlies in Big River Lakes.