2018 Alaska Bear and Puffin Photo Tour

  • All Inclusive

    7 Days and 6 nights including lodging, 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 $5,885 (based on double occupancy)

  • June 18-24, 2018
    June 25-July 1, 2018
  • Sold Out
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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!

  • Dinner and lodging at Aspen Hotel in Anchorage the first night
  • Transportation to lodge
  • Comfortable lodging
  • Meals and snacks
  • Beer and Wine
  • Guiding and instruction
What’s not included
  • Airfare to and from Anchorage.
  • Breakfast the morning of Day 2
  • Transportation from Ted Stevens International Airport to hotel.
  • Tips for lodge staff.
Day 1: Fly into Anchorage by 4:00 p.m. and check into your room at the Aspen Hotel. Once settled in we will meet that evening for a welcome dinner.

Day 2:  Head to the lodge at Lake Clark National Park.  After lunch, we will begin bear viewing! 

Days 3 – 6:  These days will be busy with bear viewing.  It is not uncommon for us to be out before breakfast and well after dinner when the light is the best.  We typically take a break mid day for downloading, napping etc.

At some point during the trip we will take a boat trip to the bird island where we will see lots of puffin, murres and other shorebirds.  A sea otter is a possibility as well.  Most trips we usually take a second boat trip as well.

Day 7:  After a morning with the bears and breakfast, we travel back to Anchorage.  We suggest guests schedule departing flights for the following day as a precaution for weather delays. If that is not possible you will want to schedule same day departures as late as you can and no earlier than 4:00 p.m.

This tour around Lake Clark National Park promises bear sightings, and thanks to a precision-timed itinerary, they’re prolific: brown bears walking, sleeping and feeding on salmon.”  Time Magazine
“Thank amazing week with the bears in Alaska. Endless energy, positive attitude, sense of humor, patience, spirit of adventure and your leadership made this trip perfect for all.”  Judi
“This trip exceeded our every expectation…a 5 star adventure that we will always remember.”  Mike and Irene
Seven day/six night trip costs $5,885.00. (based on double occupancy)

In the unlikely event of forced overnight stays at the lodge due to inclement weather, you will be charged a nominal fee of $100/per night per person, which is paid directly to the lodge.

Payment Schedule

$1,000.00 non-refundable deposit due at registration.

Balance of $4,885.00 is due by March 1, 2018.

Payment may be made by check or credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express.  Checks should be made payable to Niebrugge Images, LLC and mailed to PO Box 1337, Seward, AK  99664.

Deposits are non-refundable unless we cancel the workshop.

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To Register For The Photo Tour

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Cancellations and Refunds

No refunds will be made for cancellations. All payments and deposits to Niebrugge Images, LLC are non-refundable. If the workshop sells out and we are able to fill your spot we will apply deposits and payments received toward a future photo tour with Niebrugge Images, LLC.

We have the right to cancel this workshop for lack of registrants up to 60 days prior to photo tour date. In the case that we cancel the workshop your deposit and payments will be returned. However, Niebrugge Images, LLC does not assume responsibility for any other costs incurred by customer as a result of the cancellation.

There will be no refunds for delays or cancellations because of weather, flights, or other reasons before arriving or during the workshop. Niebrugge Images is not responsible for additional costs that may be incurred by such delays.