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Hallo Bay Lodge Bear VIewing

Homer, AK
+1 907-235-2237
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Beware of overnight trips

We booked an overnight trip and a few days before we were supposed to go a big storm came through... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2017
Anchorage, Alaska
Disappointment with Hallo Bay tour company in Homer

"Hallo Bay" Tours in Homer We had booked a half-day-bear viewing trip with that company in Homer... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
Strasbourg, France
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We offer Half Day and Overnight Bear and Wildlife Viewing Trips out to Katmai National Park from May through September. We have been guiding trips to Katmai for 26 years, and we have a perfect safety record with our experience with the bears. Hallo Bay Bear Camp is a fully sustainable wilderness camp designed to be a trend setting model of responsibility and low impact to this environment. Our guests observe the bears in their natural habitat where there are no viewing platforms or man-made trails. We limit our groups in size because it is our experience that small groups are much less impacting than large groups of people on any wilderness outing. The smaller group size intimidates wildlife less and leaves a much less impacting footprint on the habitat.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible17%
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Homer, AK
+1 907-235-2237
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

We booked an overnight trip and a few days before we were supposed to go a big storm came through and tore up the tents. The trip was cancelled at the last minute and we were stuck with a hotel reservation that we could not...More

Thank bjumek
Reviewed 21 August 2017

"Hallo Bay" Tours in Homer We had booked a half-day-bear viewing trip with that company in Homer assuming we would be taken to Hallo Bay in Katmai. The very name of the company and all the information we had let us believe that we'd be...More

2  Thank FrequenTraveller6700
Reviewed 29 July 2017

My wife and I booked our 2 day bear viewing tour in Febru Our wilderness camp suffered significant weather damage during a severe 10 day storm." We were extremely disappointed with no time left to arrange another trip. It appeared that they lied to us...More

3  Thank longwood2017
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Lance was our guide who was professional and very informative. Mark was our pilot who was very experienced. Our weather was stunning. We went to Lake Clark national park and reserve and managed to see 24 bears in their natural environment. We had two close,...More

1  Thank tigsnz
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Lance was our guide and Mark was our Pilot for the day. Beautiful day with great guide and Pilot. Hallo Bay was spectacular with lots of Bear activity.

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 7 June 2017

I have lived in Alaska for 6 years. This is one of the most incredible experiences I have ever had. I took my parents on a day trip from Homer across Cook Inslet. We left early, beating weather and other tours to have solitude amongst...More

Thank jessee394
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I purchased a ticket to Hallo Bay at Katmai NP. It was to be the highlight of my Alaska vacation. My ticket (invoice) was for August 10, 2016, said flight to Hallo Bay but they took me to Lake Clark and there were no bears!

6  Thank pylyp2490
Reviewed 13 September 2016

While I was in Homer, one of the top things to do on my list was to go bear viewing. I had no idea what to expect. I called Hallo Bay and spoke with Sam and she was THE nicest person. She got me on...More

1  Thank hbgirl-forever
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We were really lucky and had one week of T-shirt wheater in September! We saw a lot of bears, 11 in the same spot, on some days. Lance and Hannah were great guides and fun! I recommend the overnight trips for a couple of days....More

Thank Aedsche
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This is my husband's and my fourth visit to Hallo Bay albeit the first time in the "rustic" campsite. Even though we both are not campers we decided to give it a try and are so glad we did. The guides, Lance and Hannah were...More

2  Thank Lori R
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7 June 2015|
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Response from Geonannie |
My question was from two years ago- not sure why it is still active- but for anyone needing to know since I have already done this trip they will lend you boots, but they are not very comfortable. i was glad I brought my... More