Katmai Bears Photo Workshop

Get up close with Alaskan brown bears

9 days from $9,475
Aug 31–Sep 8, 2024
Aug 24–30, 2025
Activity Level
Easy – Must be able to board small boats and walk on uneven, wet ground for up to 1/2 mile. Must also be able to cross shallow, running streams with assistance.
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Group Size
Open for Registration
Limited to 5 Participants

Join us for a small group Alaskan brown bear photography adventure in Katmai National Park. We have chartered a comfortable private yacht that will take us to the remote coastal areas of Katmai, where brown bears will be gorging on salmon as they fatten up for the winter. We’ll venture to shore daily and watch bears fish, clam, and interact up and down the rivers and streams. Often, the bears will be remarkably close, and our guide is there to ensure safety. Our small group, with only five passengers, maximizes your photography opportunities.

In addition to brown bears, wildlife is abundant in this area. We may encounter eagles, foxes, wolves, otters, and many seabirds. We may also spot puffins or whales on our journey from Kodiak.

Read more about what it’s like to be up close with the brown bears.


  • A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view Alaskan brown bears up close in their native environment.
  • Remote location avoids crowds and maximizes photo opportunities.
  • Accommodations aboard our 58-foot yacht are comfortable, and the food onboard is excellent.
  • No matter your skill level, we’ll be there to instruct you on how to get the best photos and improve your wildlife composition skills.