Accommodations; meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on the final day; services of expedition leader, local guides and camp staff; airport transfer on Day 1 and final day; most gratuities; all activities, permits, entrance fees, service fees and taxes.
Travel to and from the start and end point of your trip; alcoholic beverages; some gratuities; passport and visa fees (if any); optional activities; items of a personal nature (phone calls, etc.); airline baggage fees; airport and departure taxes (if any); required medical evacuation insurance; optional travel protection insurance; insurance of any kind; cost of internal air, which includes all bush plane flights within the itinerary ($996 per person, to be added to your invoice).
Payment & Cancellation
In order to confirm this trip, a nonrefundable deposit of $500 is required per person at time of booking. Deposit may be transferred to a new departure date of this trip anytime before the balance of the trip price is due, 120 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 121 days – 100% of deposit
120 to 61 days – 50% of total trip cost
60 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost
Terms & Conditions
This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.
To join this trip, all eligible guests must provide proof of being fully vaccinated (at least 14 days after your final COVID-19 vaccine shot). There may also be COVID-19 testing or other requirements to participate; your Adventure Specialist will provide details of current policies upon booking.
Arrival & Departure
The Alaska Bear Camp Adventure begins and ends in Homer, Alaska (HOM). Plan flights to arrive to Homer by 4:30pm on Day 1 of the itinerary, ahead of a 6:00pm orientation and 7:00pm dinner. Plan to depart Homer anytime after 5:30pm on the final day of the itinerary. Airport transfers are included on Day 1 and on the final day of the trip.
The Alaska Bear Camp Adventure does not require a high degree of physical fitness. However, a diverse slate of activities does require general mobility and fitness. In order to get the most out of your experience, you must be able to climb into and out of small planes and walk at least one mile without assistance. You must be able to carry all your own gear, including daypacks and camera equipment. Most of the time is spent standing out in the elements viewing bears for hours at a time, both from viewing platforms and on guided walks. Vehicle support is available to facilitate getting to the more distant platforms, if necessary, and bear viewing can also be done right from camp. Travelers are not required to participate in every activity. Come prepared with a positive attitude and the ability to be flexible in a wild and remote setting where weather conditions are highly subject to change.
Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy room may do so at a $970 supplement in addition to the per-person listed rate in select cabins upon availability. Solo travelers willing to share, please ask your Adventure Specialist about the possibility of matching with a roommate; this program allows you to pay the per person double-occupancy rate whether or not a roommate is found.
Families & Children
Due to the expedition nature and isolated location of this program, children must be 12 years old at time of departure.
Emergency medical evacuation insurance is mandatory for this trip, with a minimum recommended coverage of $250,000 per person. If you decline the operator’s insurance, then you must provide proof of third party insurance. Trip cancellation insurance is optional but highly recommended. Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.
Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the captain’s/expedition leader’s discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising and land tours unique.