Unveiling Alaska’s Wildlife Wonders: A Captivating Bear Discovery Tour

Unleash the Wild: Alaska Bear Discovery Tour

Experience the breathtaking journey as you embark on a scenic floatplane flight across the majestic Cook Inlet. Once you reach your destination, join your knowledgeable guide on an exhilarating open boat adventure along the captivating shores of your destination, nestled in remote mountain ranges. Prepare to witness the awe-inspiring sight of bears engaging in their natural pursuit of salmon fishing in this remarkable region. Spend a captivating 5+ hours on the tranquil waters, immersing yourself in the beauty of nature. Finally, conclude your unforgettable tour as you soar back to our flight office in Nikiski, cherishing the memories of this remarkable excursion.

Alaska Bear Discovery

From: $997 per person

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PLEASE NOTE: This tour regularly sells out… We highly recommend booking as soon as possible to avoid missing out!

Tour Details


Early-Season – Last week of June to third week of July
— Kenai departure: $997 per person,
plus tax
— Seward departure: $1,097 per person, plus tax

Late-Season – End of July to end of September
— Kenai departure: $1,097 per person, plus tax
— Seward departure: $1,197 per person, plus tax


6 hour tours – Kenai Departure
12-13 hour tours – Seward Departure*
*Our Seward departure includes round-trip ground transportation from Seward to our flight office in Kenai; approximately 2.5 hours of ground transportation each way (~5-hours total).

Meeting/End Location

45495 Citabria Street, Nikiski, AK 99611
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11724 Seward Hwy, Suite A, Seward, AK 99664
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Max Group Size

10 guests / tour


Open to all ages (no infants please)

Tour Location

Early-Season: Alaska State Critical Habitat Area
Late-Season: Lake Clark National Park


  • Scenic Floatplane Flight: Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the Cook Inlet and the Alaska Range mountains from above as you embark on a thrilling floatplane journey to your destination.
  • Captivating Boat Adventure: Board an open boat with your knowledgeable guide and explore the stunning shores of your destination.
  • Fascinating Bear Encounters: Witness the majestic sight of bears in their natural habitat as they fish for salmon in this prime wildlife area.


  • This tour is rated as Easy

What’s Included

  • Professional Bear Guide
  • Round-trip bush flights to the backcountry
  • Deli-style lunch – (options available)

What’s Not Included

  • Gratuities for your guide
  • Travel Insurance is *Required* for this tour

Important Notes

  • Please arrive 60 minutes early to check-in and get set up
  • There are no bathrooms in the plane, or in the backcountry, though facilities are available before and after your tour
  • You must have adequate mobility for getting in/out of a bush plane, and in/out of a boat
  • Children/Youth must be well behaved and mindful of guide/parent/guardian instruction. For families with young children consider booking a private trip (call for details). Under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult

What to Bring

  • Bring snacks, and a full water bottle
  • Waterproof rain jacket & rain pants (*required*)
  • Dress for current weather conditions – warm layers recommended
  • Camera, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray, and any personal items
  • Cash or Venmo for guide & pilot gratuities (recommended)

Cancellation Policy

  • Free Cancellation up to 60 days in advance 
  • Tours run rain or shine


While we do accept last-minute bookings, our tours regularly sell out. To get your preferred choice and to avoid missing out, we highly recommend booking as soon as possible. 

Tour Overview

Embark on an unforgettable adventure, the “Alaska Bear Discovery Tour,” where you’ll immerse yourself in the untamed wilderness of the Last Frontier. This captivating expedition combines a scenic floatplane flight, a thrilling boat adventure, and exceptional wildlife encounters in the heart of Alaska’s breathtaking landscape.

Tour Highlights:

  1. Scenic Floatplane Flight: Kick-off your journey with a spectacular floatplane flight over the picturesque Cook Inlet. Gaze in awe at the rugged mountains, vast glaciers, and sparkling waterways below as you head towards the heart of this wildlife wonderland.
  2. Captivating Boat Adventure: Upon landing, join your expert guide on an open skiff to venture along the pristine shores of your destination. Feel the excitement build as you enter a realm where bears roam freely in their natural habitat.
  3. Fascinating Bear Encounters: Brace yourself for awe-inspiring moments as you observe Alaska’s iconic brown bears in their element. Watch with bated breath as these magnificent creatures fish for salmon, showcasing their powerful hunting skills, and providing an intimate glimpse into their daily lives.
  4. Immersive Wildlife Observation: Delight in a diverse array of wildlife encounters. Keep an eye out for majestic bald eagles soaring through the sky, playful bears running through the waters, and other fascinating creatures that call this pristine wilderness home.
  5. Tranquil Water Exploration: Spend a leisurely 5+ hours on the serene waters, allowing you to fully appreciate the tranquility and natural beauty of the surroundings. The peace of the Alaskan wilderness is sure to leave you refreshed and inspired.
  6. Professional Guided Tour: Learn from our seasoned guides, passionate about Alaska’s wildlife and ecosystem. Gain invaluable insights into the bears’ behavior, the region’s ecology, and the conservation efforts to protect these remarkable species.
  7. Picture-Perfect Photo Opportunities: Capture the magic of Alaska’s breathtaking landscapes and its fascinating inhabitants. With ample opportunities for incredible wildlife and scenic photography, you’ll be able to relive the moments for years to come.
  8. Fly Back in Style: Conclude your adventure with another scenic flight back to our flight office in Nikiski. As you soar through the sky, reflect on the unforgettable experiences and memories created during your time in the Alaskan wilderness.

Note: This tour operates during the prime bear-viewing season to maximize your chances of witnessing these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.

Join us on the Alaska Bear Discovery Tour and create memories to cherish a lifetime as you witness the untamed beauty of Alaska and the wonders of its iconic bear inhabitants. Book your spot now for a wildlife adventure like no other!

What to Expect for Seward Departures

KBA greets you at your place of lodging, or at a designated meeting point (cruise port, our office, etc). You’ll then be transported to our flight office in Kenai; approximately a 2.5 hour scenic drive. But don’t worry, we make the drive a fun “road trip” experience, looking for wildlife along the way. After your bear viewing tour, we’ll transport you back to Seward, approximately a 2.5 hour drive. Your total ground transportation for the round-trip is approximately 5-hours. If you have your own vehicle and want to do the drive on your own, please book the Kenai departure and meet us at our flight office the day of your tour. Please, bear in mind that road construction, and/or traffic delays may result in longer drive times.

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