We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
TripAdvisor
Homer
Post
Inbox
Search

Scenic Bear Viewing

Features Animals
Homer, AK, USA
More
About Scenic Bear Viewing
Alaskan Coastal Brown Bear Viewing in Katmai National Park or Lake Clark National Park. Includes a bonus flight-seeing trip in a five passenger bush plane with a beach landing in the remote wilderness. These parks have no road access or facilities. We spend three hours or more with the bears then fly everyone back to Homer. With two airplanes we can now take a 2-10 people. This is an active wilderness adventure. You must be able to walk up to 2-4 miles at average pace. Any health issues that might impact this must be discussed with Martin by phone or email prior to booking a trip. Please call Martin to inquire about our trips that accommodate people who experience special needs. This trip involves air travel in small airplanes. Anyone afraid of flying or who is claustrophobic must discuss their concerns with Martin before you book a trip. Weight limit of 250 lbs. per passenger for safety reasons.
Open Now
Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Certificate of Excellence
Travelers talk about
Improve This Listing
Tours and Tickets by Scenic Bear Viewing
Tours from Scenic Bear Viewing tend to sell out - travelers recommend booking in advance!
70 reviews
Take a bush plane flight to either Katmai National Park or Lake Clark National Park. With your naturalist pilot/guide, hike to different spots in the park to view and photograph wild bears in their natural habitat. Enjoy an outdoor picnic and a fly-over of more of Alaska’s postcard-worthy scenery on the way back to Homer.  
Read more
from $725.00
5 reviews
Experience Alaska’s wildlife on this all-day guided adventure by bush plane. After an optional hotel pickup, enjoy a quick safety briefing, sign a waver, and visit Katmai or Lake Clark National Park. Land on a beach, find an optimal viewpoint, and watch as bears play, mate, eat, and fish in their natural environment.
Read more
from $6,400.00
Reviews (148)
Filter reviews
134 results
Traveler rating
133
0
0
1
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
133
0
0
1
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews lake clark national park amazing experience bear viewing excellent pilot his knowledge trip highlight clams within feet scenic flight highly recommend this tour great photos return flight small group three hours salmon beautiful scenery sunny day
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 134 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago

My adult son and I booked a tour with Martin in early September along with 3 other passengers. After we landed we walked about about 3 miles in waders through tall grass to get to the river. Once there it was a steady parade of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Experience743233
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Martin was a great guide who shared his extensive knowledge about bears and the area and stayed beyond the scheduled time to make sure that we were able to see a bear, even though we were visiting late in the season. After we had our...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank leslieog
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bear viewing trip with Martin was definitely a high point of our trip. We were in Homer on August 21st right in the middle of all the smoke from the wild fires. Due to the fires the other people scheduled for that day couldn’t...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 4evrjade
Reviewed September 6, 2019

We should have written this 60 days ago. Our trip to Lake Clark National Park with Martin was beyond words. We spent hours watching between 15 to 20 bears which were all around us. Martin is an excellent guide and it was fun that he...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank mjroeser
M8521UMmartinb, Owner at Scenic Bear Viewing, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2019

Wow, thank you! Yes, I remember that day. It was candy. She is a little naughty but sweet for entertainment and photos. I remember she growled at me a little when I backed her away from the plane. Then she got all playful, relaxed and...More

Reviewed September 4, 2019 via mobile

If you are thinking twice about a plane trip to see the bears just do it! Martin was an awesome guide and pilot. I was a bit worried about flying a small plane in Alaska but Martin was a great pilot and we had a...More

Thank jenniferreedshea
Reviewed August 27, 2019

We are lucky to have had the opportunity to travel extensively and have had many amazing experiences. I booked to travel with Martin ( after a lot of research) with my 17 year old son. We both agree that this trip was the best thing...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 599annie
Reviewed August 24, 2019

Martin brings the bear viewing experience to another level; other guides clearly try to imitate him, but he is the one! While the others groups look the bears from distance, Martin guides you litterary in front of the bears. With his confidence, experience and knowledge...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Maria Neve T
Reviewed August 21, 2019

My husband and I took the Classic Bear Viewing trip with Martin in early Aug. I had read about bears fishing for salmon in Alaska and was very keen to observe it. Therefore, as soon as I started putting our Alaskan itinerary together, I added...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank NaliniM
M8521UMmartinb, Owner at Scenic Bear Viewing, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2019

Thank you for spending the extra time it took to write your review. I enjoy going over there every time, every trip is different and it is very beautiful place to unwind and just watch the bears. I am also a sailplane pilot so I...More

Reviewed August 18, 2019

We just returned from two weeks in Alaska, visiting several areas. We had a wonderful trip and saw so many beautiful places. At the end, we all agreed that our tour with Martin was our favorite part of the trip. Homer and our bear viewing...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 484chrissyg
M8521UMmartinb, Owner at Scenic Bear Viewing, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2019

Wow! Great review! Do you want to come be my advertising specialist? Thank you for your time spent writing this awesome review. I can’t wait for next year. We already have some bookings for 2020.

Reviewed August 16, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I had an awesome time taking on the classic bear viewing tour with Martin! Martin considerably reached out to us one day before to let us know we would be flying out late in the afternoon since it was too hot and...More

1  Thank bopengli
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
KingsleyRoyal
January 23, 2019|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from ksmy2018 | Reviewed this property |
I would rate it as a medium amount of walking. Martin does a great job in starting you off in an area where there are bears. Then as the bears move, you move. This can include some walking through some knee high shrubs, but... More
0
Votes