Coastal Brown Bear Boat Adventure - Alaska

Join Greg Downing and Carl Donohue on a superb brown bear and coastal Alaska wildlife photo adventure. Supported by the best charter boat in the bear viewing business, Coastal Explorer, with renowned Alaskan Captain Chuck Keim at the helm you will be hard pressed to find a better team! From our private boat we’ll have the mobility to go up and down the coast of Katmai National Park, exploring Geographic Harbor, Hallo Bay, Kukak Bay, and more. Or, if we find one particular spot that’s really ideal, we can stay and shoot there for as long as we want. This provides us with unsurpassed flexibility affording us unprecedented opportunities to photograph brown bears in a myriad of different environments.

  • When: August 1–7, 2017
  • Where: Katmai, Alaska
  • Price: $6,995
  • Coastal Brown Bear Boat Adventure - Alaska
  • Coastal Brown Bear Boat Adventure - Alaska
  • Coastal Brown Bear Boat Adventure - Alaska

Features & Information

Coastal Brown Bear Boat Adventure - Alaska

Workshop Includes

• Charter flight from Kodiak.
• Discounted lodging on Kodiak should you require staying over night.
• All first-rate accommodations on the boat with sleeping quarters in comfortable cabins for 6 nights.
• All home-cooked meals on the boat; food will often include fresh seafood, such as Halibut, or Tanner crab, caught and prepared while we are on shore photographing.
• All guiding services with licensed local guides and first responder certification.
• All in field instruction; help with camera settings, long lens technique, etc.
• 5 full days shooting, + 2 half days.
• Satellite phone and emergency equipment.

Coastal Brown Bear Boat Adventure - Alaska

Workshop Does Not Include

• Transport to and from Kodiak.
• Extra nights in Kodiak or Anchorage (we can help arrange and have discounted lodging in Kodiak).

Coastal Brown Bear Boat Adventure - Alaska

Additional Information

Group Size

Group size is limited to a maximum of 8 participants. The small group size is fundamental to making this experience the best if can be for the participants.


Both your own and the bears’ safety is paramount. We take the extra step to make sure your photo tour is a safe one. We pay close attention to the bears and their behavior and follow their lead on what’s OK and what’s not OK for us to do. No exceptions.

Bring Along

You’ll want to bring your enthusiasm, your love of wilderness, adventure and good times, and a sense of wonder. Your camera gear, and clothing for a week. Good rain gear and warm clothing is essential in Alaska at any time of year. You’ll want to be in decent shape for short day hikes and jaunts along the beach with your camera gear on your back.

All in all the workshop was well organized and we were able to photograph bears at close range with the best light possible. I am very happy with my images from the trip. Greg did a good job instructing us, and made sure we where in the right spot to get the shot.
– Bill R.