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Hallo Bay Lodge Bear VIewing

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Address: Homer, AK
Phone Number: 907-235-2237
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Description: We offer Half Day and Overnight Bear and Wildlife Viewing Trips out to...
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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The original camp sounded much more comfortable than the current "digs," but it's definitely a truer wilderness experience if you stay overnight. Our trip over was a bit scary due... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Red Wing, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The original camp sounded much more comfortable than the current "digs," but it's definitely a truer wilderness experience if you stay overnight. Our trip over was a bit scary due to weather, but our pilot from Germany was spectacular. And, there's no controlling weather! We walked miles in the cold wind and rain, and the bears did not disappoint. We... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We booked a half-day bear viewing trip to Katmai NP with Hallo Bay. We were impressed by their website, the pictures and the description of the half-day tour to Katmai NP. However, we never got to go to Katmai NP which was advertised as a scenic one hour flight along the coast. Instead the pilot took us to the shores... More 

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Homer, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Have visited Hallo Bay Bear Camp several times. Pilots always courteous, informed, and chose whether to fly out of concern for safety....never choosing weather which might change during trip over or back. Plenty of bears, staff courteous, and the location provides.....as Service wrote....A stillness which provides me with peace. Jack

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Homer, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I just don't understand people who complain because they don't get to go because of bad weather. I would much rather have a trip canceled and stay alive and well than go with a company that "pushes the envelope" when it comes to flying in dangerous weather. It is hard to understand it you don't live here, that just because... More 

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Homer, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The people at Hallo bay are very professional and I had a wonderful time seeing the Bears up close and felt very safe,

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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
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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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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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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
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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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Address: Address: Homer, AK
Phone Number: 907-235-2237
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Homer

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