Your bear viewing trip begins when you arrive at our office in Ninilchik Alaska off Oil Well Road, where you meet with your captain and deckhand. At our place you will gather all your gear that is needed for the trip, load it on the boat and we will talk about the days activities.
We then travel down to the boat launch at Anchor Point Beach to experience one of the unique parts of the trip, the tractor launch. Once on the water we will head 45 miles to the west side of Cook Inlet with a travel time of 75- 90 minutes. We will have the opportunity to look at 3 active volcanoes, Mt. Augustine (4,134’ and last erupted in 2006), Mt Iliamna (10,016’ and last erupted in 1876) and Mt Redoubt (10.197’ and last erupted 2009). You will also be able to see otters and a variety of sea birds.
Upon arrival to Lake Clark National Park, you will be shuttled to shore to begin your adventure of watching the most amazing bears in their natural habitat. Your guide, with the proper safety equipment, will accompany you to answer all your question while you are on shore. After we return to the boat, we then head back to the boat launch and drive back at our office.
- Warm Clothing (don't forget the hat & gloves)
- Rain Gear
- Mud Boots (hip waders preferred)
- Any food or drink you may want to have during the trip
- Bug Repellent
This video was produced by the National Park Service about Chinitna Bay, where we go to view the bears.