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Alaska's Coastal Grizzlies: Kodiak to Katmai

Close Encounters With Mighty Alaskan Brown Bears From Our Private Small Ship
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Departure Return Notes
09/05/2015 09/05/2015 09/12/2015 Special Photo Tour
09/09/2015 09/09/2015 09/16/2015 Special Photo Tour
06/17/2016 06/17/2016 06/24/2016
06/21/2016 06/21/2016 06/28/2016
06/25/2016 06/25/2016 07/02/2016 Special Photo Tour
06/29/2016 06/29/2016 07/06/2016 Special Photo Tour
07/03/2016 07/03/2016 07/10/2016 Special Photo Tour
07/07/2016 07/07/2016 07/14/2016
07/11/2016 07/11/2016 07/18/2016
07/20/2016 07/20/2016 07/27/2016 Special Photo Tour
07/24/2016 07/24/2016 07/31/2016 Special Photo Tour
07/28/2016 07/28/2016 08/04/2016
08/01/2016 08/01/2016 08/08/2016
08/05/2016 08/05/2016 08/12/2016
08/09/2016 08/09/2016 08/16/2016 Special Photo Tour
08/13/2016 08/13/2016 08/20/2016 Special Photo Tour
08/22/2016 08/22/2016 08/29/2016 Special Photo Tour
08/26/2016 08/26/2016 09/02/2016
08/30/2016 08/30/2016 09/06/2016
09/03/2016 09/03/2016 09/10/2016
09/07/2016 09/07/2016 09/14/2016 Special Photo Tour
09/11/2016 09/11/2016 09/18/2016 Special Photo Tour
2016 Fees  (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)
Fees are per person based on double occupancy.
Single Supp.: $370 (Kodiak only. Singles on the boat are not available due to space limitations.)
Deposit: $500 (nonrefundable)

2016 Fees Special Photo Tours
Fees are per person based on double occupancy.
Single Supp.: $370 (Kodiak only. Singles on the boat are not available due to space limitations.)
Deposit: $500 (nonrefundable)

Dates & Pricing Notes
Prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in US Dollars. Dates for 2017 will be similar to 2016 dates and will be allocated to guests on a first-come-first-served basis. Guests who reserve their space prior to final pricing confirmation will receive the lowest rate within the range offered.

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Location of Adventure
Kodiak Island & Katmai National Park, Alaska
Group Size Limit
Approximately 8 Travelers
A very important feature of our Alaska grizzly bear tour is the limited group size, as this intimate wildlife encounter is best and most safely experienced with a smaller group of travelers.
Our Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
Our Private Leaders
R/T flights from Kodiak to Kukak Bay, accommodations, all meals from dinner on Day 1 through breakfast on the final day, safe drinking water, services of NHA Expedition Leader, boat crew and local staff, airport transfers on Day 1 and final day, chest or hip waders for shore excursions, permits and entrance fees, all taxes.

Waders: We will provide waders for travelers to use for the shore excursions. If you wear an especially large or small shoe size, or if you sometimes have trouble fitting boots over your calves, please let us know prior to your trip.
Not Included
Travel to and from start and end point of trip, alcoholic beverages, all gratuities, items of a personal nature (phone calls, souvenirs, etc.), airline baggage fees, airport and departure taxes, optional travel insurance.
Physical Requirements
This small-ship-based Alaska adventure cruise requires a moderate level of physical fitness. Travelers must be able to walk at least two miles in varied conditions including rough, uneven terrain, shallow water, and through mud while wearing hip or chest waders (which can be a bit awkward and uncomfortable). Transfers between the Ursus and the float plane to a smaller boat require the ability to make a large step up or down onto an unstable surface. For safety reasons, it is not possible to divide the group or for individuals to stay in one place while the rest of the group moves. It is generally not possible to view bears from the Ursus. In order to maximize bear viewing opportunities, days may be long and dinner may be served late. Travelers must be of sound health and able to maintain a positive attitude in a wild and remote setting.
Important Information About This Trip
This trip involves watching grizzlies on foot in unprotected open areas. While bears are unpredictable and sighting them can never be guaranteed, our groups have never missed seeing them. The unpredictability of bears can also lead to dangerous situations. They are wild animals, and we ask travelers to heed the rules set by our staff and to understand that this trip can, potentially, present harmful situations. We ask that all travelers take their own safety into consideration when signing onto this (and any) adventure. On this trip we experience bears from a rare and fascinating perspective, at eye level! Very few people in the world have an opportunity to see these powerful and beautiful creatures so intimately, and we are proud to be among the select few able to do so.
Mandatory Insurance
Getting There & Getting Home
Arrive in Kodiak in time for a 7 pm dinner orientation on Day 1.  Our guide can facilitate transfers to some of Kodiak's local attractions for those passengers arriving before 1 pm. We recommend arriving a day early as unpredictable weather in Alaska can cause flight delays. Exact times of our flights between Kodiak and our 'Grizzly Ship' vary according to weather and other logistical factors beyond our control. We are scheduled to return to Kodiak on Day 6 (Day 7 for Photo Tour). You are free to depart from Kodiak anytime on Day 7 (Day 8 for Photo Tour), but we strongly recommended choosing a flight in the afternoon in the unlikely event that poor weather prevents us from returning to Kodiak by float plane as scheduled on the itinerary. Should travelers be required to remain in Kodiak longer than anticipated due to inclement weather, either before, after or during the trip, they will be responsible for their own expenses.

We can best serve you if our Natural Habitat Adventures Travel Desk makes your reservations, as we are intimately familiar with the special requirements of this program and can arrange the most efficient travel. Please call us at 1-800-543-89171-800-543-8917 FREE. Note that while we offer you the best possible rates available to us on airfare and additional nights' accommodations, you may find special web rates or better fares online.

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