A completely unscripted, freestyle adventure with the famous Bears of Alaska

Alaska Bear Viewing Experience

From: $1,197 per person

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  • Free Cancellation up to 5 days in advance
  • Trusted Brand with 5-star reviews
  • Best Cancellation Policy in the business
PLEASE NOTE: This tour regularly sells out… We highly recommend booking as soon as possible to avoid missing out!

Tour Details


$1,197 per person, plus NPS land fee and tax


6 Hours

Meeting/End Location

45495 Citabria Street, Nikiski, AK 99611
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Max Group Size

5 guests / plane
*4 person minimum is required per tour


Open to all ages, no infants please.

Tour Location

Lake Clark National Park coastline. We choose the best location based on the timing of your tour.


  • Fascinating 6-hour Bear Viewing Experience in Lake Clark National Park. 
  • Discover interesting bear facts, stories, and local history from your friendly guide
  • Spot Alaska’s iconic volcanoes along the way and see the wilderness in entirely new ways
  • Stunning waterfalls, snowcapped mountains, and bears all around


  • This tour is rated as Easy to Moderate
  • We regularly walk distances of 2+ miles during the tour
  • Shorter or longer distances may be accommodated

What’s Included

  • Professional Bear Guide
  • Round-trip bush flights to the backcountry
  • Deli-style lunch – turkey wrap, granola bar, and piece of fruit (dietary options available)
  • Interpretive guided hiking on this small group tour
  • Rubber boots or hip boots (not needed for all areas)

What’s Not Included

  • Gratuities for your guide

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 a reasonable level of fitness and be able to walk on soft, uneven terrain
  • Children/Youth must be able to hike the distances listed, and 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 water bottle (water can be filled at our office)
  • Sturdy, well broken-in hiking boots or shoes
  • Waterproof rain jacket required, rain pants highly recommended
  • Dress for current weather conditions
  • Camera, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray, and any personal items
  • Cash or Venmo for pilot & guide gratuities (recommended!)

Cancellation Policy

  • Free Cancellation up to 5 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

Experience Alaska Bears like never before, see them in their natural undisturbed habitat. Witness the majesty of Alaska Bears as you hike within their domain during your very own, exclusive Alaska Bear Viewing Experience! A completely unscripted, freestyle adventure with the famous Bears of Alaska. Entrust KBA to guide you on the most exclusive Alaska Bear Viewing Experience departing from the Kenai Peninsula. Quite simply, we do bear viewing better than anyone. Our Bear Guides are just that, Guides, they are not pilots attempting to be Bear Guides. We leave the flying to our pilots and let our Bear Guides do what they do best, show you bears in a safe, and friendly manner that’s not disruptive to the bears.

Why Kenai Backcountry Adventures

Priority Booking & Instant Confirmations

Don’t see the date you need? Call our office for priority scheduling. Receive instant confirmations when you book your tour directly on or when you call our office. 

Free Cancellations

Cancel up to 5 days in advance for a FULL refund. We know that plans can change, that’s why we offer one of the most generous cancellation policies in the tourism industry.

What Our Guests Are Saying

Heston Williams
Heston Williams
I really enjoyed my experience with KBA. The guide was very professional and went way beyond what I would have expected. Office staff were very courteous as well. 5/5. Thanks!
Anna Heard
Anna Heard
We had the best rune on the Exit glacier hike! The guide was informative, considerate of group dynamics, a.d eager to show us as many cool glacier features as possible! Definitely one of the coolest things I have ever done.
Danielle Stanley
Danielle Stanley
What an amazing experience. The hike was long and strenuous, but if you have hiking experience and endurance, it’s very doable. There are great views of the glacier along the hike and views of the trees and mountains. I was there in time to see the leaves turn orange/yellow. Brandon was a phenomenal tour guide. He was knowledgeable about the trees/plants and the wildlife and answered all the questions the group had. And he was great at spotting bears and goats in the mountains. Being on the glacier was an incredible experience. I was lucky enough to have a fearless group so we went all over the glacier and took countless pictures. Brandon was nice enough to take a group photo to remember the occasion. Definitely recommend the tour!!
Mel Meleney
Mel Meleney
I had a great experience hiking on Exit Glacier! Our guide, Brandon, was awesome. I would book another trip through this company again.
Songchun Fan
Songchun Fan
We had an awesome day on the Exit Glacier with our guide Brandon. He was very knowledgeable, telling us so many fun facts about the berries, animals and glaciers. He took us to multiple amazing spots on the glacier hike -- moulins, crevasses, waterfalls -- wonders of nature that we've never seen before. It was a truly magical experience. We strongly recommend him and the KBA!
Jared Woollacott
Jared Woollacott
KBA put together an incredible trip packrafting around and downstream from a stunning glacier in the Alaskan range SW of Anchorage. Our guides, Kyle and Brandon, were super knowledgeable, personable, and adaptive to both the weather conditions and our group's needs. I'd travel with them again in a heartbeat -- thank you!

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How To Find Us

Kenai Backcountry Adventures | Flight Office
45495 Citabria Street,
Nikiski, AK 99611

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