We are a locally owned and operated tour out of Homer, Alaska. The “end-of-road” doesn’t mean the adventure stops.
Here at Alaska Bear Adventures, we thrive on providing a once-in-a-lifetime experience for you, your friends, and your family viewing Alaska coastal brown bears. We provide small groups with personal guides to make your experience one of a kind. With multiple trip options, we can provide this incredible tour to a majority of people.
When we are viewing the bears, our goal is to minimize our impact on the environment as much as possible. We only leave footprints, and we only take pictures and memories to last a lifetime.
We know you have spent hours, days, if not weeks planning your trip to Alaska. Rest assured that Alaska Bear Adventures with K Bay Air strives for easy booking, local reservationists, experienced pilots, a top-notch safety record, and great bear viewing in Alaska's most remote areas. Alaska Bear Adventures has been operating from Homer, Alaska since 2010, assuring you that you are in good hands.
Dee has called Alaska her home since 1982. She fell in love with flying in her early 20’s. She raised three amazing daughters in Alaska while working as a nurse and earning her PhD. In 2010 she and her daughters began helping visitors travel to the National Parks to view bears. Dee greatly enjoys sharing Alaska and Alaskan wildlife with our customers.
Bill Leek began flying commercially in Western Alaska in 2001. Currently serving as Director of Operations / Station Manager / Pilot / Instructor, and Tour Guide. He has an extensive background in Management, Flight Operations, and Safety. Bill is passionate about providing the best possible Alaskan experience to our guests while maintaining professional and safe standards. The Kenai and Alaska Peninsula provide unlimited opportunities for photography and adventure.
Tim is a farm kid from Ohio, who was offered three dollars an hour to sand wooden spars for an antique airplane, thus beginning his career in aircraft maintenance. He has been a pilot for 23 years and had his pilot's license before his driver's license. Now he's been in Alaska for over a decade and has 3500 hours flying in and around Kachemak Bay. When he's not flying or maintaining our aircraft, he and his wife are homeschooling their kids and happily working on their off-grid homestead north of Homer. Tim takes a lot of pride in maintaining our aircraft, he can often be found laying on his back scrubbing the planes ensuring they are a fleet we can be proud of. You may not see him often but he is a vital part of the ABA team!
Josh grew up in Eastern Washington and found his new home in Alaska. Josh has worked and lived in Western Alaska, South Central Alaska, and South East Alaska. He has been flying year-round in Alaska for the last 16 years and has accumulated 15,000+ hours. During this time he has been flying 207s, Beavers, 206s, caravans on floats, amphibs, and wheels. Josh and his wife are now residing on the Kenai Peninsula with their two young kids. When Josh isn't flying, you'll likely find him exploring the mountains or skiing during the winter.
Born and raised in Olympia, WA, Dayne initially found his way to Alaska by taking a job flying and operating machinery for a small gold mine near Wrangell St. Elias National Park. When Dayne isn’t flying or guiding he enjoys skiing, fishing, traveling to warmer climates, and finding new trails on his motorcycle. Dayne’s favorite part about flying for ABA is the ability to share the beauty of the Alaskan wilderness with people visiting from all over the world.
Sphinx is a fantastic asset to Alaska Bear Adventures as the operations coordinator! With more than 7 years of experience at Alaska Bear Adventures, she has become an expert on all things related to the outdoors. Her roots in Halibut Cove make her a great source of knowledge about Kachemak Bay and the surrounding area. Her passion for traveling has allowed her to explore much of the world and bring back invaluable insight. Whether you're looking for advice on the best bear viewing trip for you or the most scenic local hiking trails, Sphinx is the right person to help.
Samantha is a lifelong Alaskan, born and raised in Homer. She has been working in seasonal tourism for 7 years and has been with Alaska Bear Adventure for 4 years. Samantha is an outdoor enthusiast who strives to enjoy all that Alaska has to offer. When she isn’t planning your Alaska Bear Adventure, she is exploring the Kenai Peninsula and Aleutian Islands fishing in various lakes and streams, camping in remote areas, and hiking mountains. In the winter months, you’ll find her skiing, snowshoeing, and snow machining. With her experience, Samantha ensures that you are prepped for the adventure of a lifetime.
Annie grew up in Palmer, Alaska mushing dogs and hiking Hatcher’s Pass. She now is a busy mom and reservation specialist. Annie will help you book your bear viewing experience, flightseeing trip flight, or charter.