If you wish to re-live your adventurous Cub Scout field trip to gather in a circle and listen to stories, this trip is for you. Oh yea, throw in a few grazing bears.
Mistakingly, I thought I was going to watch grizzly bears chase salmon at Brooks Falls, but not this trip. It is June 23, a week or so before the salmon reach the falls. I should have contacted the fish's travel agent first. More verbal information on this topic would have assisted my vacation planning, but not Bald Mountain Air, since their considerations are bottom line only.
On this trip, these capable, and very knowledgable pilots will fly over some nice scenery, and land in a cool spot, where you will then be hand-held approximately 3/4 miles to sit down, all day, to view bears feeding on grasses, and in our case a couple were mating. 1 must have been grazing on Viagra.
Within 1 hour, 1 guest was snoring, most gathered around the pilot for storytime, and I cleaned out my inbox on my Android which I packed for photos only. There were several hours left, and a fruitless walk to view wolves seen once in the past, did manage to kill some time, which was required for the tide to return, in order for the plane to take off for our anxious return.
$650 buys several fishing days, or several day cruises and I was lucky enough to do 1 of each on my visit to Alaska, and individually are worth 2 to 3 times this bear viewing trip. Or, you could spend 1/2 as much on a fly-in bear viewing out of Soldotna where you are put in a boat to fish for the same salmon the bear’s fish for.
Now I know, and wish to share with you, that the activities on my next trip to Alaska will not include Bald Mountain Air. I felt like a victim of the "Fly In" phenom as if expense should not be factored in. Spend your money somewhere else.
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