• Ages: 5 years +
  • Duration: 9 to 16 hours
  • Departs: Seward, AK
  • Location: Lake Clark National Park
  • Exertion: Easy to Moderate
  • Capacity: 2 to 6 people
  • Price: $1,449 per person

*Minimum: 2 participants per trip required to guarantee
Ask us about custom dates and private trips for individuals, couples, families, and groups.


Experience your very own *Private *Custom *Full-Day Bear Viewing Adventure in Lake Clark National Park! Completely unscripted and freestyle adventure with the famous brown bears of Alaska.

World-class bear viewing in Lake Clark National Park, with round-trip ground transportation from Seward. Fully guided by professional bear guides, including round-trip bush plane flight, and a delicious picnic-style lunch! ~ Custom tailored, private, and exclusively just for you!

Entrust KBA to privately guide you on the most exclusive custom bear viewing adventure departing from the Kenai Peninsula. Enjoy an intimate experience in the remote backcountry of Lake Clark National Park with your very own private customized day trip.


A private and customized, small group tour led by experienced bear guides to the best Alaska bear viewing and photography observation areas. After an exhilarating flightseeing tour from Kenai you’ll touch down in Lake Clark National Park and be led by your guide to a premier location to observe bears in their natural environment.

What To Expect

This trip is fully customized to you. When you book a trip, that day is yours; it becomes your very own private bear viewing trip! You’re welcome to add more people to your reservation, up to a maximum of 12 people.

We plan the bear viewing portion of your trip based on how long you want to go for, how much or how little hiking you prefer to do, and the time you would like to begin your trip; all within our operating parameters and schedule.

Your trip begins in Seward when your KBA Guide greets you at your place of lodging, or at a designated meeting point (cruise port, etc). You’ll then be transported to our flight office in Kenai; approximately a 2.5 hour scenic drive. At our flight office we’ll get passenger & gear weights, conduct a safety briefing, and overview of the day’s adventure.

Upon our scheduled flight departure time, you’ll board a bush plane and take to the skies for an amazing flight over mountains, glaciers, volcanoes, Cook Inlet, and wildlife, then landing on the coast somewhere in Lake Clark National Park. Walk on the beach, and through grassy meadows to a quiet place to observe bears in their natural environment.

After your custom allotted time with the bears, it’s time to board the plane for the return flight to Kenai. Once again you’ll get another round of the best flightseeing Alaska has to offer. Then it’s back to Seward on another scenic drive. This trip is fully provided, operated, and guided by Kenai Backcountry Adventures. *Please, review the Details & Itinerary tabs for more information.


  • Completely Private & Custom Trip – Up to 16 hours total!
  • Departs and returns to Seward, AK
  • Bucket-list experience
  • Amazing scenery and views from the air and land
  • Abundance and variety of wildlife
  • Opportunity to see wildlife in their native environment
  • Professional pilots and guides
  • Visit remote Lake Clark National Park

Why Choose KBA?

Adventures in the backcountry are our bread and butter. It’s all up to the bears and the time of season, but we like to take our guests to areas that aren’t crowded and require waiting in line just to stand on a man-made platform in the backcountry. Something about watching bears from a wooden deck feels a bit like zootopia… Maybe it’s just that we’re so used to seeing bears in their natural habitat all over the backcountry of Alaska during our expeditions, that a wooden platform seems so out of place. Join us and we’ll show you something special.

1) Choose the best available date for your trip
2) Select the number of guests, from 2 to 6 people (call for larger groups)
3) Select your preferred start time, and total duration of your trip
4) Book your trip


  • Season: May – September
  • Location: Lake Clark National Park
  • Departs / Returns: Seward, AK
  • Start Time:  *Custom
  • Duration:  *Custom – up to 16 hours
  • Difficulty:  *Custom – easy to moderate
  • Distance:  *Custom – 1 mile+ of hiking
  • Capacity: 2 to 6 people (call for larger groups)
  • Age Limit: 5 years +


  • Start Time: *The tour start time, and duration is customizable. Final duration may vary due to weather, location, and/or tides. Further details will be provided based on the date of your trip. 
  • Meeting Place: Pick-Up / Drop-Off at local hotels, cruise port, train depot in Seward. Additional meeting locations available within Seward.
  • Terrain: Custom – a moderate amount of walking on possibly soft, slippery, or uneven terrain is involved. The pace is slow, not rushed.
  • Children: Minimum age is 5 years old. Under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
  • What to Bring: Please eat a hearty breakfast in the morning prior to arriving for your trip. Bring snacks, and a full water bottle. Sturdy, well broken-in hiking boots or shoes. Waterproof rain jacket and rain pants. Clothes for dressing in layers; dress for current weather conditions. Camera, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray, and any personal items. Cash if offering guide gratuities (recommended).
  • Inclusions:
    • Round-trip ground transportation from Seward
    • Round-trip bush flights to Lake Clark National Park
    • Professional Wilderness Bear Guide
    • Deli-style lunch (wraps, granola bar, piece of fruit)
    • Rubber hip boots (optional)
  • Flights are subject to favorable weather conditions. Delays, and/or cancellations are possible due to poor weather; for this reason Travel Insurance is required for all participants.


  1. 2.5 hours: Scenic ground transportation from Seward to our flight office in Kenai
  2. 1.0 hour: Board our bush plane, scenic flight to the backcountry of Lake Clark National Park
  3. BEAR VIEWING in Lake Clark National Park!
  4. 1.0 hour: Board our bush plane, scenic flight to our flight office in Kenai
  5. 2.5 hours: Scenic ground transportation from Kenai to Seward – drop-off!

This is an example of how our trip from Seward lays out for the day. As you can see, this trip makes for a very fulfilling, and rewarding day! Please, keep this sample itinerary in mind when choosing your desired trip duration.

Each trip involves approximately 7.0 hours of “logistics” time spent loading, unloading, round-trip ground transportation, and round-trip bush flights. The minimum duration of any trip is 9.0 hours, including all of the above; 9.0 hours allows for approximately 1.5-2.0 hours on the ground, in the backcountry. To determine the actual time in the backcountry, take the total preferred trip duration, and subtract 7.0, this will be the approximate time in the backcountry, give or take a few. This is a conservative time allowance.

In some locations, access to the backcountry areas we visit are sometimes subject to the timing of ocean tides, due to landing bush planes directly on the beach. In these instances, we have to time our backcountry arrival, and departure perfectly to align with the tides to allow for a suitable landing area on the beach.

For these reasons, our office will review your requests for start time and duration, and coordinate the best trip based on the schedule of ocean tides for your trip date (if applicable). Some days require shorter, or longer durations due to the timing of the ocean tides.


We hope you find the information on this page useful. But if you need help booking your trip or have any questions please contact us.