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New for 2024!

Multi-Day National Parks Bear Viewing!

"Grand Slam" Details:

Do you have a passion for Alaska Brown Bears and the incredible scenery found in our National Parks?  Destination Alaska has created a unique 7 day 6 night package that will quench your thirst and fill your camera cards to their last byte.  Join us on the adventure of a lifetime as we fly and sail deep into Lake Clark and Katmai National Parks to watch Brown Bears feeding, playing, breeding, and occassionally fighting in their natural habitat.  Through years of planning and investing in the right equipment, we have gained the ability to offer one of the most unique multi-day bear viewing trips in the industry.  Our base package includes 3 nights lodging in one of our genuine Alaskan log chalets and 3 days of bear viewing by floatplane and wheeled bush plane from our Homer locations.  Our rugged de Havilland Turbo Beavers are supported by 35" Bushwheel Tundra Tires allowing us to land on soft sandy beaches in the heart of bear country.  Our mighty de Havilland Otter on floats is also available to take you and your friends to several freshwater lakes where bears are feeding along the shoreline on spawning salmon.  On day 4, fasten your seabelts!  We'll fly south to the incredible Katmai National Park coastline, west of Kodiak Island, where the 90' M/V Peregrine and our crew will be waiting to take you on a three day bear viewing extraviganza!  After a good nights sleep, wake up and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee on the front deck of this overnight adventure vessel. Each morning, we'll serve a hearty breakfast prepared by our crew, then you'll climb aboard our skiff with your bear guide and head to shore for several hours of front row viewing at a local brown bear theatre!  At the end of each day, enjoy a homecooked meal and relax in the onboard hot tub.  Yes.... that is correct.... we have a hot tub on the front deck waiting for you to relax and enjoy!  On the final day, we'll fly in and pick you up for a scenic ride back to Homer.  Looking for a VIP upgrade?  We offer flights from Anchorage to Homer and SUV rental cars as addtional options to streamline your vacation planning.  Here are some of the locations that we have selected to get you up close and personal with Ursus Arctos:

Chinitna Bay - Silver Salmon Creek -Tuxedni Bay - Crescent Lake - Hallo Bay - Brooks Falls - Crosswind Lake - Morraine Creek - Geographic Harbor - Kukak Bay and more!

Final locations are selected by our pilots and bear guides based on the time of year and best bear activity. 

  • Package Price: $11,750 per person (includes taxes, park fees, fuel surcharge) *3% processing fee will be applied to all credit card payments. Wire transfers and checks accepted.
  • V.I.P. air transport from Anchorage to Homer and rental car - call for price and availabilty 
  • Packages are offered on predefined date blocks - please call our office 
  • Limited to 10 guests per block
  • 50% deposit is required at the time of booking - remaining balance to be paid within 60 days of the trip  
  • No refunds within 60 days of the trip unless the dates can be filled with other guests
  • Trip insurance is STRONGLY recommended due to the potential for weather cancellations or other issues beyond our control
  • Ages limits are 12 and up.  Weight restriction - cannot exceed 300# per passenger - Must be physically able to hike 2-3 miles per day across uneven or soft ground
  • Meals are included while onboard the M/V Peregrine
  • Not included - meals while in Homer and gratuities

Why Turbine Airplanes?


  1. Higher Power-to-Weight Ratio:

    • Turbine Engines' Power Output: Turbine bush planes typically feature turbine engines that offer a superior power-to-weight ratio compared to piston engines. This results in better takeoff performance, especially in challenging conditions such as short or high-elevation airstrips common in Alaska. The enhanced power allows turbine bush planes to operate efficiently even with heavy loads, making them well-suited for transporting cargo and passengers in the rugged Alaskan wilderness.
  2. Greater Reliability and Durability:

    • Simplified Mechanical Structure: Turbine engines have fewer moving parts than traditional piston engines, leading to increased reliability and reduced maintenance requirements. In the harsh and remote conditions of Alaska, where access to maintenance facilities may be limited, the simplicity of turbine engines becomes a significant advantage. Turbine bush planes can withstand the challenges of rough landings, extreme weather, and extended operation without the same level of wear and tear experienced by piston engines, contributing to higher overall durability.
  3. Improved High-Altitude Performance:

    • Consistent Power at Altitude: Turbine engines maintain consistent power output at higher altitudes, making them well-suited for the mountainous terrain of Alaska. As bush planes often need to navigate over mountain ranges and glaciers, the ability to operate effectively at high altitudes is crucial. Turbine engines deliver reliable performance in these conditions, ensuring that pilots have the power needed for safe takeoffs and climbs, even in the challenging topography of the Alaskan wilderness.

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