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.
June 24-30, 2022 - SOLD OUT!
$7,495 per person $2000 Deposit $500 Single Supplement Balance Due March 25, 2022
Deposits and Balances please pay in cash or check.
CC will incur a 3.5% merchant processing fee. July 29-August 4, 2022 - SOLD OUT! $7,495
$2000 Deposit $500 Single Supplement Balance Due March 31, 2022
Deposits and Balances please pay in cash or check.
CC will incur a 3.5% merchant processing fee.
OPTIONAL WHALE TOUR DAY
Add On to Your Bear Workshop
$500 per person
Join us for an additional day photographing whales on an incredible journey. Find the date below associated with your trip.
(For bear June 24-30 bear trip)
(For July 29 - August 4 bear trip)
June 24-30, 2021 - SOLD OUT
$6,995 per person August 1-7, 2021 - SOLD OUT $6,995 per person
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
Beginner to Pro
Great Trip for Non-Photographers
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)
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?
One set long underwear
Several long sleeve fishing shirts
One pair wool socks
Several pairs cotton socks
Finger less gloves
Fine mesh head net
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
Three extra camera batteries
2 battery chargers
Small power strip
Compact 1TB external hard drive
Computer W/Charging cord
3 to 4 cleaning cloths
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