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M/V Natural Habitat Ursus

Our privately chartered ship, the M/V Natural Habitat Ursus, provides accommodations for up to eight guests on our Alaska Grizzly Encounter: Kodiak to Katmai adventure. Ideally designed for exploring the remote waters of coastal Katmai National Park, the 73-foot-long Ursus (Latin nomenclature for "bear") sleeps eight guests in four double cabins with upper/lower berths. Each cabin has a wash basin, while two bathrooms with toilet and shower are shared between the four cabins. The galley and dining space are the site for conversation over creative home-cooked meals prepared by our onboard chef. Fresh Alaskan seafood, frequently including halibut, salmon and Kodiak scallops, are highlights. The ship also has a small library, computer and DVD player, with a selection of regional books and documentaries. With Ursus providing our accommodations offshore, we are able to watch brown bears in some of the world's most pristine wilderness in exceptional solitude without leaving an impact.
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Alaska Grizzly Encounter: Kodiak to Katmai

An exclusive small-ship adventure to view giant brown bears—the world's largest "coastal grizzlies"—up close! Walk the shores as bears dig for clams, forage for sedges and pursue salmon in season in tidal streams.
8 Days / Jun–Sep
$10695 (+air)
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