Dates, Prices & Info
Price : £5,225* GBP / $7,995 USD
Single Supp: £229* / $350
(Kodiak only. Singles on the boat are not available due to space limitations.)
2015 Dates Available
Jul 13, 2015 Jul 19, 2015
Jul 16, 2015 Jul 23, 2015 Special Photo Tour
Jul 20, 2015 Jul 26, 2015
Jul 23, 2015 Jul 30, 2015 Special Photo Tour
Jul 30, 2015 Aug 06, 2015 Special Photo Tour
Aug 03, 2015 Aug 09, 2015
Aug 06, 2015 Aug 13, 2015 Special Photo Tour
Aug 10, 2015 Aug 16, 2015
Aug 22, 2015 Aug 29, 2015 Special Photo Tour
Aug 26, 2015 Sep 01, 2015
Sep 05, 2015 Sep 12, 2015 Special Photo Tour
Sep 09, 2015 Sep 16, 2015 Special Photo Tour
Dates & Pricing Notes
Prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy and are given in British Pounds (GBP) and US Dollars (USD) for 2015 (*Please note that the Pound Sterling figures may fluctuate due to the current rate of exchange). Dates for 2016 will be similar to 2015 dates and will be allocated to guests on a first-come-first-served basis. 2016 fees may change slightly. Guests who reserve their space prior to final pricing confirmation will receive the lowest rate within the range offered.
Group Size Limit: Approximately 8 Travelers
A very important feature of the Alaska grizzly bear tour is the limited group size, as this intimate wildlife encounter is best and most safely experienced with a smaller group of travellers.
R/T flights from Kodiak to Kukak Bay, accommodations, all meals from dinner on Day 1 through breakfast on the final day, safe drinking water, services of Expedition Leader, boat crew and local staff, airport transfers on Day 1 and final day, hip waders for shore excursions, permits and entrance fees.
Waders: We will provide waders for travellers to use for the shore excursions. If you wear an especially large or small shoe size, or if you sometimes have trouble fitting boots over your calves, please let us know prior to your trip.
Travel to and from start and end point of trip, alcoholic beverages, all gratuities, items of a personal nature (phone calls, souvenirs, etc.), airline baggage fees, airport and departure taxes, optional travel insurance.
Physical Requirements: Moderate
This small-ship-based Alaska adventure cruise requires a moderate level of physical fitness. Travellers must be able to walk at least two miles in varied conditions including rough, uneven terrain, shallow water, and through mud while wearing hip waders (which can be a bit awkward and uncomfortable). For safety reasons, it is not possible to divide the group or for individuals to stay in one place while the rest of the group moves. In order to maximize bear viewing opportunities, days may be long and dinner may be served late. Travellers must be of sound health and able to maintain a positive attitude in a wild and remote setting.
Important Information About This Trip
This trip involves watching grizzlies on foot in unprotected open areas. While bears are unpredictable and sighting them can never be guaranteed, our groups have never missed seeing them. The unpredictability of bears can also lead to dangerous situations. They are wild animals, and we ask travellers to heed the rules set by our staff and to understand that this trip can, potentially, present harmful situations. We ask that all travelers take their own safety into consideration when signing onto this (and any) adventure. On this trip we experience bears from a rare and fascinating perspective, at eye level! Very few people in the world have an opportunity to see these powerful and beautiful creatures so intimately, and we are proud to be among the select few able to do so.
Getting There & Getting Home
Arrive in Kodiak in time for a 7 pm dinner orientation on Day 1. Our guide can facilitate transfers to some of Kodiak's local attractions for those passengers arriving before 1:30 pm. We recommend arriving a day early as unpredictable weather in Alaska can cause flight delays. Exact times of flights between Kodiak and the 'Grizzly Ship' vary according to weather and other logistical factors beyond our control. We are scheduled to return to Kodiak on Day 6 (Day 7 for Photo Tour). You are free to depart from Kodiak anytime on Day 7 (Day 8 for Photo Tour), but we strongly recommended choosing a flight in the afternoon in the unlikely event that poor weather prevents us from returning to Kodiak by float plane as scheduled on the itinerary. Should travelers be required to remain in Kodiak longer than anticipated due to inclement weather, either after the trip or during the trip, they will be responsible for their own expenses.
HEALTH: Please consult your Doctor for medical advice and inoculations.
ADDITIONAL TOURS: Post and pre sightseeing and extra travel ideas can be provided for you upon request.
INTERNATIONAL AIR TRAVEL:
We recommend that you allow us, The Independent Traveller to book your international flights so that these can be coordinated with your transfers and accommodation. We will provide a competitive quotation for you.