Travel to a remote spot in Alaska’s rugged wilderness and see the majestic Alaskan brown bear as it forages through the waters and fields along Chinitna Bay.

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Chinitna Bay is situated at the southern end of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. This area is a popular spot for Alaskan brown bear who love to feed on the sedge grass, fish and clams throughout the area.

This trip departs from Lake Hood Sea Plane Harbor near Anchorage and flies southwest over Cook Inlet. Your flight pattern will take you over two of Alaska’s popular moutnain ranges, the Alaskan Range and the Aleutian Range, and you will have the opportunity to look down on two active volcanoes along the way.

After landing on the beach in Cinitna Bay in Lake Clark National Park, you will climb on board a 4WD bus along with your area guide and you will travel to where the bears are most active. Once to your viewing spot, you will disembark the bus and have ample opportunity to watch these magnificent animals as they relax and socialize on the beach, forage the meadows for food, chase fish in the shallow waters of the bay, and dig for clams.

The massive size of the adult male brown bear may surprise you! And you will surely fall in love with the adorable cubs as they wrestle and play with their siblings along the beach.


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  • Intimate, 90 minute scenic flight from Anchorage
  • Up-close guided bear viewing in Lake Clark National Park
  • Travel by small 4wd bus and on foot to where the bears are most active
  • Observe brown bears digging for clams and frolicking on the beach
  • Spotting scope available for viewing and photographing if bears are further out in bay
  • A window seat and 2-way headset
  • Detailed knowledge (and personality) of an Alaska bush pilot
  • Meticulous attention to comfort and safety
  • Bear Viewing experience lead by a naturalist guide
  • Snack box


Tours run twice a day, May 15 - Aug 31
Morning Departure:7:30 am
Morning Trip Returns:1:30 pm
Afternoon Departure:2:00 pm
Afternoon Trip Returns:8:00 pm
Please check in at the Lake Hood Office 30 minutes prior to departure. For safety of weight and balance of the plane, you must provide accurate weights of individuals or of the entire group. There is limited free parking at the flight offices. You will need to leave your car keys with the office staff. Accommodations can also be arranged for pick up at major hotels in the Anchorage area. You are welcome to leave baggage at the flight office at no additional charge.
What to bring: Sunglasses, bug spray, camera and binoculars. Dress comfortably and in layers; Alaska weather can change dramatically. A sunny and warm day in Anchorage can turn windy, rainy, and cool in the National Park. Please bring prescription medications.
Be prepared to take lots of pictures, charge up the batteries, and have extra film and/or storage space on your camera. You may bring a light daypack with you. There is free, although limited parking at the Lake Hood Office. You will need to leave your car keys with the office. In the summer, there is a courtesy shuttle from major (but not all) Anchorage hotels. You are welcome to leave baggage at the Lake Hood office at no additional charge.
By ADA standards, none of the trips are accessible. However flight tours can often accommodate people depending on the nature of their disability. Pick up and delivery vans do not have wheelchair lifts.
Alaska’s weather can change dramatically. A sunny and warm day in Anchorage can turn windy, rainy and cold in the National Park. Please dress appropriately. This includes layering your clothing, wearing comfortable shoes, and bringing rain gear. The lodges and areas that you will be flying to are in a remote area accessible only by plane so many of the common comforts such as flush toilets and running water are not available. Please be aware that medical care is not readily available. Views of pristine wilderness compensate for leaving “civilization” behind. You should bring essential medications with you and not plan plane connections on the same day of this trip. Additionally, if visiting this area is extremely important to you, please allow time in your schedule for possible rescheduling of this trip. This tour flies through areas of variable weather and does sometimes cancel due to current weather conditions.
Prices and taxes may change without notice; trip length may vary depending on weather conditions and type of plane.


Standard Rate: $1045.00
Above rates do not include: 3% transportation fee per person

Terms & Policies

Flexible Cancellation Policies (during COVID-19)

The cancellation policy has been adjusted to be more forgiving during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Full payment is due at the time of reservation.
  • 30 plus days prior date of tour: 100% refund
  • 15 - 30 days: 50% refund.
  • Within 14 days: no refund.
  • If you have concerns that you might not be able to make your trip, we recommend that you obtain Trip Cancellation Insurance. A short term travel insurance policy can cover non-refundable trip costs due to personal or family illness or accident.

Prices and Availability

All prices, fees, taxes, times, dates and availability are subject to change without notice.


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