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Hallo Bay Lodge Bear VIewing

Homer, AK
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Ranked #9 of 13 Attractions in Homer
Type: National Parks, Outdoors
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Owner description: We offer Half Day and Overnight Bear and Wildlife Viewing Trips out to Katmai National Park from May through September. We have been guiding trips to Katmai for 26 years, and we have a perfect safety record with our experience with the bears. Hallo Bay Bear Camp is a fully sustainable wilderness camp designed to be a trend setting model of responsibility and low impact to this environment. Our guests observe the bears in their natural habitat where there are no viewing platforms or man-made trails. We limit our groups in size because it is our experience that small groups are much less impacting than large groups of people on any wilderness outing. The smaller group size intimidates wildlife less and leaves a much less impacting footprint on the habitat.
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Taupo, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Wouldn't recommend as we stayed in Homer for a number of days & because of weather, trips kept being postponed until we could wait no longer..............extra costs associated with staying and they don't refund the money you have paid. Not good.............

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Homer, Alaska
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My daughter and I had a GREAT experience during our stay at Hallo Bay Bear Camp. The staff is very professional and did a fine job ensuring our stay was focused on viewing bears in their natural habitat (we saw bear every day!), while also enjoying the wonder and beauty of Katmai National Park. The camp is well organized, reasonably... More

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Loganville, Georgia
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

An unforgettable experience. Fly in a six passenger bush plane. Land on a beach at low tide. On our trip, there were bears on the beach when we landed. Understand, seeing bears cannot be guaranteed. The flight is weather based and can be cancelled. Those two factors are beyond anyone's control. Our guide and pilot were great!

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Chicago, IL
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The over night trip to Hallo Bay was the highlight of our trip. We had an amazing time and saw loads grizzlies fishing, digging and doing other bear things. It was the splurge for our 2 week trip to Alaska, but so worth it! Everyone at the camp really cared about our experience and went out of their way to... More

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Humble, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Did a day trip to Hallo Bay--flight over is beautiful. Bear watching in a wilderness setting...saw many different bear behaviors.

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Richmond, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We(my husband and I) had booked the overnight tour and needless to say we were excited! Thanks to mother nature, our flight took off without problems as planned at 10.30 am and we landed around 11.30 at Hallo Bay Bear Camp! The beach landing was amazing too! The staff were extremely warm and welcoming and briefed us on the safety... More

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24 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Reading all the reviews after having booked the Hallo Bay Camp and coming to their office being told I still had to pay half the bill, which I was sure I did already, I really did regret that I booked the whole thing. But once we stepped on to the beach and walked that great place I changed my mind.... More

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London, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This review gets 5 stars based on the service of the camp staff however if based on the service received prior to arrival I would give it a 2-3 star rating. We were a bit nervous having paid what to us a lot of money for a one night stay with very little communication from the office staff. We were... More

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Greenville, SC
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29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This was one of the most exciting events during our Alaska adventure. We gave ourselves an afternoon, plus the morning of the following day to try and take this day trip. The weather did not permit it the first afternoon, but the office staff tried very hard to accommodate us. Beverly called us at 5:00 a.m. with a weather update,... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I've lived in Alaska 35 years and have always wanted this experience, but due to finances, waited for the right moment to take myself and my 14 year old son. We had out of state visitors and went as a group. The office is friendly and helpful and the pilot was tops. However, we had a 7 AM departure planned... More

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