2020 Alaska Bear and Puffin Photo Tour


Normally this trip is sold out a year in advance. 2020 was no exception. However due to concerns around Covid-19 we have had some guests cancel. This has left us with unexpected openings.  If travel is something you are comfortable with and you are looking to get out we have some great this is a great time to visit Alaska.

As of June 5th the 14 day mandatory quarantine has been lifted. Travelers coming from out of state will be required to have a Covid test within 72 hours of departing to Alaska and show their negative test results upon arrival. If you don't have test results you must take a test at the airport. We support this plan and think it gives travelers an extra level of comfort. Alaska itself has such a low infection rate and knowing your fellow travelers tested negative is reassuring.

On this trip in particular, due to other groups cancelling we will be the only group at the lodge on Trip #1. and the first guests for the season.  Trip #2 will have a couple of very small groups passing through.  Providing us the ability to maximum social distancing while at the lodge.  This will also provide the opportunity for very intimate experiences with the bears!   The lodge is taking precautions to ensure guests safety.  We are also asking our guests to take precautions pre-travel and during travel to reduce exposure and the possibility of infection. 

  • All Inclusive

    7 Days and 6 nights including lodging, transportation from Anchorage to lodge, boat trips, and meals!

  • Amazing Brown Bears

    See Brown Bears up close as they feed, play and even nurse young cubs. This trip is offered during my favorite time of year at Lake Clark National Park. The grass is green and short. The bears may be feeding on grasses or clamming. We could see a wide range of behavior including nursing and even mating.

  • Comfortable Lodging

    We stay at a comfortable lodge complete with a chef and baker. We have plenty of room to spread out for downloading images and charging batteries.

  • Price

    7 days/6 nights $6,350 (based on double occupancy)

  • June 17-23, 2020
    June 25-July 1, 2020
  • Due to Cancellations 2 Spaces Available
    Due to Cancellations 2 Spaces Available


Join Alaskan photographer Ron Niebrugge for this exciting, all inclusive, photo tour into Lake Clark National Park, where our days will be spent photographing two of my favorite animals, brown bears and puffin!

Our tour will begin in Anchorage with a welcome dinner. Day 2 we travel to Lake Clark National Park.  From there, we will be spending 6 days and 5 nights at a remote lodge in Lake Clark National Park.  Our meals will be top notch and the lodging very comfortable, and both are included, allowing us to focus on photographing bears, puffin and beautiful scenery.

Now let me stop for a second and explain, if you have never spent time up close to these magnificent animals, you are in for a real treat.  We will have numerous bears at any given time walking, sleeping and feeding around us, sometimes relatively close – it is a thrill every person should experience once, and for a photographer, a dream come true!