The Great Alaska Photo Safari is hosted by renowned Alaskan Nature photographer Cathy Hart.There are few destinations in the world more suited to a photo enthusiasts adventure than Alaska, and our 10 day National Park Photo Safari, covering 4 separate National Parks, numerous wildlife refuges, National Forests and of course our own BearCamp, is the perfect jumping-off point gives you the opportunity to truly explore the various ecosystems that make up the amazing Kenai.
This is no typical Alaska photo trip...it's real an authentic Alaska experience. Cathy's love of Alaska and it's resident wildlife will be shared with you while you ride a bush plane to BearCamp®, or watch Harlequin Ducks while floating the Kenai Canyon. You may look over the rail to see Mountain Goats cavorting in the snow beneath another Kenai National Fjords hanging glacier on one day, and another day see Denali looming in the distance from your flight seeing trip (a single massif so large that it is it's own mountain range!) Finally, you'll see the beautiful scenery go by from the window of the historic Alaska Railroad on your return to Anchorage on day 10 of this grand adventure.
Trips includes pickup at one of three Anchorage Hotels in Anchorage airport at 7:30 am on your first day...just fly into Anchorage, enjoy a nice meal at one of the many fine restaurants and enjoy a walk around one of America's most unique walking cities. Private van transfer to the lodge over a beautiful mountain pass on a scenic highway. After arriving at our riverfront lodge, you'll get a thorough orientation about your trip, then leave your main luggage at the lodge and head for the airstrip and your fight to BearCamp. Your Alaska Photo safari adventure has begun!
You'll spend more time getting shots of the amazing bruins in their native habitat with majestic Mt. Illiamna in the background. We'll experience the bears on our exclusive raised platform overlooking the Mt. Illiamna meadow and creek. At times, we'll hike a short distance to some ground level viewing spots to get a different perspective. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served in the main dining tent. Overnight in Tent-cabin complete with propane head and light and twin beads.
In addition to the bears of the Alaska Peninsula, you'll spend a day cruising the amazing Kenai Fjords National Park. Alaska's #1 glacier and wildlife cruise, you'll bask in a completely different environment than that of Bearcamp. Humpback Whales, Sea Otter, Puffin, Resident and Transient Orca pods hunting salmon these are typical things we spot daily on these trips, though of course every day is different!
Add to that calving glaciers, gliding Eagles and more wildlife than you can count and that all adds up to another amazing day on the Great Alaska Photo Safari.
Your trip will also include a stay our our renowned Kenai River Adventure Lodge. World class service and views will greet you when you return each day from your daily adventure. Nightly Happy hour, evening activities and great food are all just part of the Great Alaska Experience.
In addition to sharing the amazing Kenai with our guests, protection of our environment and all of it’s unique and amazing wildlife is at the core of all adventure travel and wilderness fishing experiences, and since 2010, Great Alaska Adventures is proud to be certified as a sustainable Travel Destination from Adventure Green Alaska - Alaska’s recognized tourism certification program.
Receive a copy of our exciting 2018 Legendary Adventures brochure in the mail and we’ll have our 40 page catalog in the sent to you right away. In the meantime, dive into the online version, and please let us know if you have any questions! Our office staff has a combined 100 years of Alaska and worldwide adventure travel experience, and we’d love to put that knowledge to work to assist your planning.