Where the brown bears meet the salmon, Brooks Falls is famous for its density of brown bears catching Alaska's wild salmon. This tour offers an up-close opportunity to view Alaska brown bears enjoying their summer feast in Katmai National Park. Enjoy 7 to 8 hours of your day flying and viewing one of the largest mammals in North America.
You’ll spend 4 hours at Brooks Camp, to get to the falls it is approximately 1 and a half miles to the main viewing platforms. Along the way, it is a combination of gated walkways, bridges, and maintained gravel trails.
Our Brooks Falls tour is a self-guided trip. When you arrive, your pilot will walk you to the ranger station where you will attend and graduate from “Bear School”. Because of the nicely maintained trails and secure walkways, Brooks Falls is suitable for a majority of people.
When it is time to return to Homer, we offer an additional “flight-see” on the way back. This means our skilled pilots will fly you through the mountains, over glaciers, and around a volcano. Flightseeing is weather dependent, and the time spent with the bears will vary depending on the weather and the wildlife's movements. We look forward to hosting you on this amazing tour!
* The flight seeing is weather dependent and therefore may be limited or unavailable in some cases due to weather conditions.
**Actual time with the bears is dependent on both weather and wildlife movement and may vary significantly from the time planned.
***The actual viewer capacity is dependent on actual viewer weights.
Alaska Bear Adventures offers some of the most affordable bear watching tours in Alaska. Since our bear viewing tours depart each day from Homer Alaska we are closer to the best bear viewing sites than Anchorage based operations. This means you spend less time traveling and more time enjoying bears. We take to Katmai National Park or Lake Clark National Park into areas that boast the highest populations of protected brown bears in the worl