For many visitors to Alaska, seeing a bear in the wild is at the top of their must-do list. The Kenai Peninsula is an ideal launching point for your once in a lifetime bear viewing experience. You may see bears in Denali National Park or elsewhere, but going bear viewing at Wolverine Creek, Chinitna Bay in Lake Clark National Park or Katmai National Park is an entirely different experience.

Going on a guided bear viewing excursion practically guarantees viewing of anywhere between 4 andΒ 20 bears at once, much closer up than you would in Denali, and usually for hours at a time. And instead of just eating berries, bears on these trips will likely be fishing or splashing in the water. A fly-in trip is not cheap, but if seeing bears in Alaska is a must on your agenda, then one of these tours should be as well.