The weather will be very mild June reaches around 47.0°F low and 62.3°F high with July a low of 51.5°F and highs around 65.3°F so bring layers and a waterproof shell at the very least. Bring enough socks (expect them to get wet) and some decent hiking boots and day pack. Sleep clothes are a must as well as a towel and wash / personal hygiene kit. Water bottle that can attach to your bag preferably metallic and some hand sanitizer.
A full packing list will be sent after you book. Please read it carefully.
YES ! Absolutely. If for any reason we are unable to run the tour due to adverse weather then you will need to make a claim on your travel insurance. We recommend using AIG Insurance. Check your policy has trip cancellation insurance covered. Travel Insurance is a good idea anyway in case of injury or additional costs which can occur from basic travel.
Yes you will need to land in Kodiak the day before the boat portion of the tour starts, this will be at your own cost. You will need to stay at least a day after as you will miss the flights back to Anchorage by the time the seaplane lands (and you will miss the final presentation).
Most likely we will be having the presentation at the Best Western and Conference Center which you can book here Book Your Hotel
Our adventure is all inclusive, what that means is all your flightseeing / seaplane to and from Kodiak and the boat are included, food and soft drinks while on-board, photography coaching and your bear guide are all included in the price. Permits to visit the park are also included. You will be provided hip waders during the trip with us.
Alcohol is provided in both the welcome presentation and the departure meeting, no food is provided.
No alcohol is included in the price while on-board the boat you are welcome to bring some but be aware space will be limited.
All nights stayed in Kodiak before and after the course are not included.
All flights from Anchorage to Kodiak are not included.
All flights to Anchorage are not included.
Transfers from Kodiak Airport to the hotel is not included.
Expect there to be no access to a mobile phone service. There will be a satellite phone on board for emergencies. If you want to bring your own, then you can also grab a Garmin Inreach handset, which you can buy before you come (subscription rates will apply). You can buy them on Amazon here. Garmin on Amazon
To get to your destination, we fly you by seaplane to the boat from Kodiak. You can use the opportunity to photograph Alaska by air on this amazing 45 min flight. Best still, that’s included in the price !