3 Night Coastal Wilderness Stroll
Includes Naturalist Guide.
Airfare not included in price.
$1075 Cash Price Basic Trip
Rate shown is per person based on four guest minimum, six guest maximum.
The coastal strolls are a guided backpacking excursion that allows the guests to view and experience other remote and unexplored areas of the coast of Katmai National Park. A Hallo Bay Naturalist Guide will lead you to some of the most beautiful and scenic areas of the Katmai coast. Only those of sound mind and body, and with prior backpacking experience and a passion for adventure should consider these trips.
Our number one priority will always be the safety of our clients and secondly to have no adverse affect on the behavior or the well being of the bears or any other wildlife while leaving no trace of our presence.
Your trip will be led by one of Hallo Bay’s experienced wilderness guides who are familiar with the local conditions, the weather and the wildlife of the Katmai coast. Our guides are also skilled in wilderness lore, emergency wilderness medical training and evacuation techniques. Additionally your guide will be carrying radio and satellite communication equipment which he will use to maintain regular scheduled communication with Hallo Bay Wilderness Camp as an added measure of safety.
Our 3 night Coastal Stroll package begins when you board the bush plane in Homer for your flight to Katmai. The enjoyable and scenic flight will be approximately one hour in duration prior to arriving at the coastal jump off point. A little time is utilized to familiarize yourselves with your starting point and testing the communication equipment, we will then begin our journey along the coast to our first night’s camp. Our days will be spent hiking 4-10 miles per day along the coast, stopping often to explore, view wildlife and relax. As we hike and trek along the coast, we will set up our camp each evening in a safe, comfortable location. Our last morning hike will have us arriving at Hallo Bay Wilderness Camp where we will meet our flight returning to Homer.
The Hallo Bay Camp based tours lend themselves far better to photographic opportunities of the bears than the coastal treks. The coastal trek will give the guest the opportunity for scenic and some wildlife photography but if your interest is in bear photography, the coastal trek would not be the best choice.
Where will we be hiking to?
We have a variety of coastal routes to choose from on the treks. These individual routes vary, requiring 4-10 miles per day of hiking. Other factors such as tides, weather and volcanic activity as well as physical ability of the participants will determine the particular route chosen.
How tough are the hikes?
Our hikes vary from day to day and place to place. To play it safe and to make sure you know what you will need to do, expect on a typical day to hike up to four to ten miles in varying terrain from soft sand to muddy flats to creek crossings. You will hike up and down hills and be walking on several different grades in any given day. We suggest you “shape up” for your trip by hiking in your local wilderness first to see how you do. This may be your nearest beach, local mountain range, or maybe nearby desert. Your Hallo Bay Guide does not want to force you on a “Death March” by any means. We will walk at a leisurely speed in the most comfortable fashion available.
How long are the hikes?
We will hike between 4 to 10 miles per day over rocky beach terrain, ford frigid glacial rivers up to 3 feet deep and will be at the mercy of the area’s unpredictable weather.
What will we see on this trip?
- brown bears
- marine life
- old boat wrecks
- whale bones
- other treasures from faraway places
What will I learn on this trip?
This is the best opportunity available to learn firsthand from experienced guides the proper techniques of:
- back country bear safety
- camp hygiene
- food storage
- camp placement
- wildlife behavior
- low impact style on the bears and their environment
- interpretation of the biology
- traditional uses of endemic plant life
What should I bring?
- Sleeping Bag & Pad
- Cooking Utensils
- Camp Stove & Fuel
- Food & Snacks
- Water Filters
- Nalgene Bottle
- Rain Gear
- Hat & Gloves
- Head Lamp
- Camera Gear
- and other personal gear for the trail
Hallo Bay does not provide the guests with any camping gear, food, equipment or personal products for the coastal treks. These items are the responsibility of the guests to bring, always with the consideration of the weight you will be carrying.
We operate an environmentally friendly eco camp. All products that we use and that the guests use have to have the environmentally friendly label on every product or you will not be able to use it on the coastal trek. You can purchase environmentally friendly shampoos and bath soap products at local health food stores or sporting goods stores in your area or in Homer before you fly out to our camp.
Our advertised prices, specifications and availability are subject to change without notice. We reserve the right to correct typographic, photographic, pricing and or descriptive errors.
By purchasing services from Alaska’s Hallo Bay Wilderness Camps you are agreeing to the terms and conditions which we have set in place governing our operations. If you are not comfortable with these terms we respectfully ask that you do not book with us as these are our company policies set in place for your safety, the safety of other guests, staff and our deep concern for protecting this magnificent wilderness area and the wildlife within it from those who may not realize how very fragile it is and how easily it can be overrun. Our watch is one of concern for all living things and their environment.
For more information feel free to contact us.