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Brown Bears Fishing in Alaska Ultimate Photo Tour

Updated: Jan 11

Welcome to the Alaska's Brown Bears Ultimate Photo Tour, an extraordinary adventure curated by wildlife photographers Harry Collins Photography and Ken Anderson

Photography. Immerse yourself in the wild beauty of Katmai National

Park reserve, Alaska, and capture breathtaking moments with these

majestic creatures. What sets our tour apart is the seamless blend of

an all-inclusive bear experience with comfortable lodging, ensuring an

unforgettable journey into the heart of bear country.



 

Unparalleled All-Inclusive Experience

Our commitment to excellence begins with an all-inclusive package, offering you a hassle-free

adventure. From the moment you arrive, everything is taken care of, allowing you to focus solely on

the incredible wildlife and photography opportunities.


Following the Bears Trail

Brown bears are known for their dynamic movements in search of the best fishing spots.

We pride ourselves on following the bears trail, ensuring you are always at the right place at the

right time. As the bears move where the fish are, we move with them, maximizing your chances to

witness remarkable bear behavior.  We also have some hidden areas less known by other tour

groups.



Daily Fly Outs to Iconic Locations

Embark on daily fly-outs by float plane to iconic locations such as Brooks Falls and

Funnel Creek. These strategic locations are chosen based on the bears current activities, providing you with diverse and exceptional photographic opportunities. Each day brings a new adventure,

capturing the bears in their natural habitat.


Immersive Field Experiences

Spend your days immersed in the field with the bears, guided by the expertise of Harry

Collins and Ken Anderson. Whether you're an amateur or a seasoned photographer, our

tour is designed to cater to all skill levels, ensuring you leave with a portfolio of stunning

bear photographs...  

In addition to Ken and Harry, our experienced team includes a dedicated bear guide.

They are well-versed in the behavior of Alaskan brown bears and skilled in navigating

the terrain, ensuring you have the best possible opportunities for capturing remarkable

shots.



 

Modern Lodge and Gourmet Meals

After exhilarating days in the field, return to the comfort of a modern lodge nestled in the heart of

nature. Relax in well-appointed accommodations and enjoy gourmet meals that cater to your

senses. Our lodge provides the perfect balance of luxury and wilderness, offering you a rejuvenating

space to recharge for the next days adventure.



What's Included 

- Accommodations in a new lodge

- Daily fly outs to the best bear locations

- All meals 

- Bear and photography guides

- Logistics and management 


Not Included

- Travel to and from Anchorage from your destination

- Round trip flight from Anchorage and Iliamna (approx. $550)

- Hotel accommodation in Anchorage before and after the tour - you will be responsible to arrive at the airstrip. Once there, you will be taken care of until we return to Anchorage.

- Alcohol at the lodge

- Tips for lodge staff



 

Tour Dates

- 2024 Tour - August 18-24, 2024

- 2025 Tour - TBD

Price

$ 9000.00 USD per person - 2024 price (2025 price TBD when dates are released) - if paying by credit card then a 3% fee will be added to the total price. Price is double occupancy, single occupancy supplement of $1000 on a first come first serve basis if available.

- a 50% deposit is required at booking

- remainder is due 90 days before the trip

- This tour includes accommodation and other arrangements that involve non-refundable advanced

commitments by Ken Anderson & Harry Collins.  Therefore, deposits are required and are non

refundable.  We recommend trip travel insurance.

- If for some reason you do need to cancel we will do our best to try and find a replacement for your

spot.  If we  do we will refund your payments received.  If we are unable to fill the spot, then all

deposits and payments are non-refundable.

Please email me with any questions you may have or if you are interested in putting down a deposit at harrycollinsphotography@gmail.com



 

Sample Itinerary - Subject to Change depending on Bear Activity

Sunday: Leave Anchorage at 4:00 PM with Lake and Peninsula Airlines. Arrive in Iliamna at 5:15.

Transfer to float planes for flight to the lodge. Arrive at the lodge at 6:30 PM for dinner.


Monday: 7:30 AM: Fly to the creek depending on where the bears are. 6:30-7:00 PM Fly back to

the lodge for a gourmet buffet style dinner


Tuesday: 7:30 AM: Fly to Funnel Creek and hike the upper section of the creek for intimate

encounters with bears. 6:30-7:00 PM Fly back to the lodge for a gourmet buffet style dinner.


Wednesday: 7:30 AM: Fly to Upper American Creek and hike the beautiful tundra. The Upper

American is one of the most beautiful locations in this part of Alaska. Not as bear dense as

Funnel, and Brooks, but the backdrop makes for some stunning photos. This day could be combined

with a remote waterfall as well. 6:30-7:00 PM Fly back to the lodge for a gourmet buffet style dinner.


Thursday: 7:30 AM: Fly to Brooks River for the iconic shot of salmon jumping the falls. There is also

other opportunities that are off the platform. 6:30-7:00 PM Fly back to the lodge for a gourmet buffet

style dinner.


Friday: 7:30 AM: Fly to a hidden creek and hike the upper section of the creek for intimate

encounters with bears. This is a really neat creek that nobody does photo tours of. 6:30-7:00 PM Fly

back to the lodge for a gourmet buffet style dinner.


Saturday: Repeat your favorite destination before flying out to Iliamna at 4:00 PM for your flight back

to Anchorage.


Sunday: fly home


Please email me with any questions you may have or if you are interested in putting down a deposit at harrycollinsphotography@gmail.com



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