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Hallo Bay Lodge Bear VIewing

Homer, AK
907-235-2237
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Ranked #8 of 14 Attractions in Homer
Type: National Parks
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... more » 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. « less
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Chicago, IL
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Bangkok
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85 reviews 85 reviews
24 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Epalinges, Switzerland
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

One of the best experiences of my life and an amazing and wonderful stay!! A must!! The team was great too and we were lucky enough to encounter many bears! Great accomodation too!

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Windsor
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

I've watchd wildlife all over the world (I'm a travel journalist), and have been lucky enough to have many amazing wildlife encounters. But my stay at Hallo Bay really did surpass my expectations - especially having a huge alpha female flop down and rest just 12-15 feet away from us. Simyra was a terrific guide; authorative, calm, professional but fun.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

This was the highlight of our trip! From the professional and courteous staff all the way to the experience itself in almost every detail this was a first class expedition. It was like living reality TV or experiencing what you only thought professionals could experience. This needs to be your number one event or if you can only pick one... More

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