$325 for Flightseeing and Bear-Viewing Tour from Alaska Bear Adventures ($650 Value)


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In a Nutshell

  • Up-close, guided bear viewing
  • Fly above glaciers & volcanoes
  • Safety-trained staff
  • Family-friendly nature tour

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jul 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person, may buy 4 as gifts. Limit 1/visit. Reservation required; subj. to weather and availability. Cancellation policy applies. 900lb weight max for groups of 5, 400lb for couples, and 250lb for single passengers. 10lb weight max for carryons. Must sign waiver. Must be able to walk up to 3mi on level ground. Must not have any serious medical conditions. Plane must have 5 customers per trip; must buy 5 Groupons for a private flight. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

People are said to project human behavior onto animals, explaining why stationary animals are the most sought-after backdrops for screening vacation slide shows. Create bear-based memories with today's Groupon: for $325, you get a scenic flight and bear-viewing tour at Katmai National Park from Alaska Bear Adventures in Homer (a $650 value).

The veteran staff of Alaska Bear Adventures taps years of collective wilderness experience to safely guide nature enthusiasts through Alaska's grizzly-bear territory. The day-long adventure commences onboard a Cessna 206 plane, where eager eyes soak up dazzling views of the glaciers, volcanoes, waterfalls, and mountains below. The plane tour lasts 2.5 hours, during which time sightseers can contemplate the majesty of nature and the joy of squishing forests between a finger and thumb.

Once the sturdy airship reaches bear country, it descends upon the beaches of the Katmai and Lake Clark National Parks, home to about 3,000 grizzly bears. From there, the group ventures to a vantage point ideal for bear watching, shepherded by a knowledgeable guide trained in brown-bear safety. Oohs and ahhs fill the aural real estate as groups of grizzlies congregate on the coast below for salmon fishing, roughhousing, and debating the ideal temperature for porridge. While feasting on sack lunches from Boardwalk Bakery, sightseers can watch as bald eagles, foxes, and other wild critters frolic until the sound of Morgan Freeman whispering narration becomes almost audible.

Bear gapers are encouraged to bring layered clothing suitable for cool and wet weather, a daypack with water bottle, and a camera to capture the primal beauty of a fellow adventurer tearing into a bag lunch. Click here for a list of answers to other customer FAQs.

Customer Reviews

It was a great experience. Just rained but not under their control.LOL
Patsy T. · December 19, 2015
My daughters and I had a wonderful time watching the bears in the wild. Flying over the glaciers was pretty awsome to!!!
Regina D. · May 6, 2012
Guides were great - a unique and exhilirating experience.
Michael M. · January 8, 2012

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