As you are planning your Alaskan vacation, you will discover that you have a few items on your must-do list. A couple of those items will be to see the glaciers, fjords, and dog camps. You may also decide you want to see some of the wildlife that this part of the country is known for. Bears are a huge part of the wildlife in Homer. I recommend visiting that part of Alaska if you want to see quite a few of them.
There are many different tour groups that go out to see these bears. So you are guaranteed to see at least a few during your visit. Most of the time, you will be taken over to either Lake Clark National Preserve or Katmai National Park. Those are the two areas where the bears spend most of their time.
It is best to visit Homer between the months of June through September. This is when the bears are out exploring and looking for food. They begin their food journey digging for clams, but it is not long before they catch the salmon that is flowing down the streams and rivers. By the time fall hits, the bears are turning their sights to the berry bushes as they stock up for the winter season.
When you decide to take a bear tour, you must be prepared to fly from Homer to the Katmai Coast. These tours are usually not as crowded due to the length of time that is required for them. You may not be happy with the time you are spending on just one activity at first, but I guarantee you will change your mind rather quickly. The reason for this is you will see so much more than bears during this time. As you go over the water, you will have ample opportunities to see orcas, humpback whales, sea lions, and many other marine animals.
You will also have the chance to see Kachemak Bay, the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, Mt. Katmai, 4 Peaks Glacier, and so much more. So, don’t look at this as a bear-watching opportunity. Instead, view it as an opportunity to see all that Alaska has to offer!
So, are you ready to plan a family vacation in Homer, Alaska, to see the bears and other wildlife?
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