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ALASKA BEARS

Alaska Bear Photo Tour / Workshop

A Photo Adventure in the Untamed Alaskan Wilderness



Experience the grandeur of the Alaskan Brown Bear in their own home - an untamed and untouched wilderness that lay before you. Immerse yourself into an Alaskan bear photo tour proven time and again to capture memories of a lifetime. Here, in the wild places of Alaska, you'll not only immerse yourself into the everyday life of these grizzlies – but also, find a respite from the distractions of a hurried life.



Meander along the beaches and inlets as these great grizzlies hunt for salmon. Set foot into the high grass that blankets these emerald fields. The mist of morning lifts as dawn unfolds and the world around you awakes with life during this Alaska Bear photo tour.



Mother bear rallies her cubs, ever watchful for predators that would steal them away from her tender care. Young cubs frolic and spar until they’ve worn themselves into an afternoon nap – content, at peace, and at home with their mom.

Before you, the shoreline approaches as the ocean falls away. Untamed and untouched is the wilderness that lay before you. Here, in the wild places of Alaska, experience not only the beauty and grandeur of the Alaskan Brown Bear in their own home – but also, find a respite from the distractions of a hurried life.


On the opposite bank of the creek bed, two older siblings engage in a dance of dominance – grunting, wrestling, sparring and then, the takedown! The scene is reminiscent of a Greco-Roman wrestling match between two burly heavyweights. The difference is that these contenders are garnished with razor sharp claws and teeth, not to mention with a might bit more hair on their bodies.


Return to our live-a-board yacht for lunch prepared by the captain's first mate. Savory, sweet and excellently prepared dishes are consistently welcoming you back on board. After lunch cast a line off either the port or starboard side and join those in pursuit of their daily catch. Freshly caught halibut is among one of our favorites prepared for dinner during the photo tour.


Following a break on board, return to shore for yet another late afternoon until dusk photo adventure. Keep your eyes peeled for bald eagles, puffins, sea otters, and an occasional lone wolf patrolling the waterfront. Traveling along the shoreline, one cannot help but begin to see how untouched and pure this landscape has remained. Waterfalls, glaciers, and snow-covered peaks all adorn this pristine wonderland. If you’ve not experienced the wilds of Alaska, you absolutely must join us on our Alaska Bears photo tour workshop and encounter Alaska’s brown bear with the very best accommodations and photographic education.

Keep your eyes peeled for bald eagles, puffins, sea otters, and an occasional lone wolf patrolling the waterfront.


Dates


June 24-30, 2021 - ONLY 1 Cabin Available!

$6,995 per person $2000 Deposit $500 Single Supplement Balance Due March 25, 2021

Deposits and Balances please pay in cash or check.

CC will incur a 3.5% merchant processing fee. August 1-7, 2021 - SOLD OUT $6,995

$2000 Deposit $500 Single Supplement Balance Due March 31, 2021

Deposits and Balances please pay in cash or check.

CC will incur a 3.5% merchant processing fee.

July 25-31, 2020 - SOLD OUT $6,995 per person


July 31- August 6, 2020 - SOLD OUT $6,995 per person


June 24-30, 2019 - SOLD OUT $6,995 per person July 31 - August 6, 2019 - SOLD OUT $6,995 per person



Details



Skill Level

Beginner to Pro

Great Trip for Non-Photographers


Your Photographers/Guides

Christopher Balmer

Harold Klein


What's Included


Lodging throughout the photo tour workshops as outlined above. If you arrive early you may be able to stay earlier or later but your package only includes the nights for the workshop.

  • Lodging through the workshop - aboard a private yacht

  • Meals aboard the yacht

  • Transport from boat to shore daily


What's Not Included

  • Flights or transportation to Kodiak, Alaska.

  • Airline Fees to Kodiak, Alaska / Insurance / Passports / Personal Expenses

  • Additional Float Plane from Kodiak to Yacht (Approx. $600)

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Excessive baggage fees

  • Gratuities: Suggested Gratuities are: $25 per day per person for boat captain - $10 per day per person for Cook

  • Any additional tours, activities, etc. not expressly mentioned in the workshop.

  • Any additional nights accommodations that take place beyond the time frame of the workshop dates

  • Laundry (there is an on-site facility)

  • Any emergency services, if necessary.

  • Any meals outside of those mentioned above.


What Should I Wear?


  • Rain Jacket

  • Fleece coat

  • One set long underwear

  • Several long sleeve fishing shirts

  • Underwear

  • One pair wool socks

  • Several pairs cotton socks

  • Finger less gloves

  • Fine mesh head net

  • Hat

  • Lounge pants for boat

  • 2 T-shirt's to wear on the boat

  • Comfortable shoes to wear on boat

  • Shampoo, Soap, razor, Tooth brush, toothpaste, Towel, Tylenol

  • Large duffel (to transfer clothes on to the float plane)

  • OFF bug wipes or small can of spray


Suggested Photo Gear


  • 2 camera bodies

  • One long lens 400mm to 600mm

  • One medium length lens up to 300mm

  • Several memory cards

  • Card reader

  • Three extra camera batteries

  • 2 battery chargers

  • Small power strip

  • Compact 1TB external hard drive

  • Computer W/Charging cord

  • 3 to 4 cleaning cloths

  • Rocket blower

  • Headlamp or small flashlight

  • Waders and wading belt

  • Wading boots - no felt soles

  • Small roll of gorilla brand clear tape for wader repair

  • Headlamp or flashlight