Close encounters with Mighty Alaskan Brown Bears from a Private Small Ship

Location of Adventure: Kodiak Island & Katmai National Park, Alaska

Nature puts on few displays as arresting as Alaskan brown bears feeding on summer’s bounty. These bears – the largest coastal grizzlies in the world – gorge on spawning salmon as the fish swim up the rivers that pour onto these wild beaches. The private chartered boat, the Ursus, is ideally designed for this Alaska adventure cruise, offering an exclusive opportunity to follow the bears along the shoreline as they fish, dig for clams and amble along the beach. Ashore, we have an even closer vantage point as we watch with our guide from a careful distance. Here in Katmai National Park, experience this rarest of encounters in all its untamed majesty!

Trip Highlights

  • Get closer to giant brown bears – the world's biggest coastal grizzlies – in a wilder setting, than anywhere else on earth!
  • Cruising just offshore on a private chartered ship allows unparalleled access for bear watching, in the most intimate of contexts
  • View bears foraging on the beach as we walk ashore in the careful company of our Expedition Leader