July 17 – 20, 2023
This tour is an extension of the July 2023 Alaska tour. We’ll stay in Homer, the eco-capital of Alaska and a hub for much of its fishing, sailing, hunting and wilderness exploration. The town is an attractive main street with a number of great restaurants and shops. Our unique hotel is at the very end of the Homer Spit with exceptional views of Kachemak Bay.
We will visit the great Katmai National Park with a professional guide, focusing on the famous Brooks Falls area. Brooks Falls is the single-most famous attraction in Katmai National Park and not for the waterfall itself, but because it’s one of the major salmon runs in the State, perfect for bears hunting salmon. From the end of June to the end of July the falls attract more giant Brown Bears (Grizzlies) than probably any other place on earth.
We will also spend a day at the Peterson Bay Field Station in Kachemak Bay. Kachemak Bay has a remarkable 28′ tidal difference in the course of the month. It is a long inlet that sort of captures the very angry Bering Sea. In that finger-like estuary lives some of the greatest diversity of marine life on earth, including nearly half of all the species of clams. The islands that we will probably hike a bit on teem with wildlife, including a diversity of sea stars, octopus, red squirrels, black bears, harbor seals, sea otters, and a myriad of land and seabirds.
|OPTIONS||Per Each of 2 Sharing||Single||Deposit|
|Main Trip: 5-17 July||$ 12,830||$ 17,565||$ 1,850|
|Extension: 17-20 July||$ 2,195||$ 2,725||$ 350|