Tour Details

Embark on the “Ultimate Alaska” brown bear adventure: A 10-Day Journey Through Kodiak & Katmai National Park.

Unleash your inner explorer as you join us on an exhilarating 10-day journey through the untamed wilderness of Alaska. This Ultimate Alaska photo tour is an unparalleled experience, crafted to reveal the majestic beauty and raw power of the Alaskan landscape and its abundant wildlife.

Our exclusive, privately chartered vessel will transport you deep into the heart of Alaska’s pristine wilderness, where the world’s largest gathering of grizzly bears roam freely. With expert guidance and personalized instruction, you’ll capture breathtaking images of grizzly bears and their cubs against the backdrop of Katmai’s awe-inspiring countryside.

The adventure begins in the ruggedly beautiful Kodiak, Alaska. From there, we’ll embark on a scenic flight to the Katmai Coast, soaring above colossal volcanoes and striking mountain peaks. Our private vessel will be our home away from home, allowing us to traverse the coastal waters in search of unforgettable encounters with bears, puffins, eagles, sea otters, wolves, and more.

Each day, we’ll take to the shore via Zodiac boats, providing unparalleled, eye-level opportunities to photograph Alaska’s iconic brown bears in their natural habitat. Under the watchful eye of our expert bear guide, you’ll safely witness these magnificent creatures at close range, all while honing your photography skills with guidance from professional wildlife photographer Aaron.

Join us on this once-in-a-lifetime Alaska photo tour, and immerse yourself in the untamed beauty and thrilling wilderness that is truly the Ultimate Alaska experience.

Come with us on this Alaska photo tour and photograph all the beauty Alaska and its great wilderness has to offer.

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“I’ve done a lot of nature/wildlife photography over the years but this was by far the best experience I’ve had.  Everything about this trip was absolutely superb: the organization, Aaron’s leadership, the accommodations, and of course, the bears!  I would highly commend it to anyone interested in a trip of this type.” 2 time Aaron’s Photo Tours Participant 

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“The Alaska Brown Bear Tour far exceeded all expectations. Aaron is an excellent tour leader. In addition to being a nice guy, Aaron is invested in every tour attendee’s success during the tour. He works with everyone to improve composition and to ensure optimal camera settings for each situation. Our naturalist guides were also great. Accommodations, food, and travel logistics were expertly handled. We pushed hard throughout the trip, due to excellent weather and wildlife conditions, and that ensured everyone had numerous, great opportunities to photograph the wildlife we were looking for.  I can recommend this trip without reservation to anyone seeking to photograph bears and other Alaska wildlife.” 2 time Aaron’s Photo Tours Participant 

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Itinerary Includes

8 nights lodging (shared accommodations), gourmet meals, round trip airfare on a float plane from Kodiak to the Katmai Coast, local naturalist/bear guide with 20 years expereince, in the field photographic instruction, permits and park fees.


  • Exclusive access to the heart of wild Alaska aboard our privately chartered vessel
  • Up-close encounters with Alaska’s majestic brown bears from eye level
  • One-on-one photography instruction from a renowned wildlife photographer
  • Capturing fishing bears, mother bears with cubs, and more amidst stunning scenery
  • Potential sightings of wolves, foxes, puffins, sea otters, and other incredible wildlife

Tour Info:


July 31-Aug 8, 2024 (Sold Out)
Aug. 9-17, 2026 (Now Booking)

Group Size: 8 Participants

2024 Cost: $10,995 (+internal airfare)

Internal Airfare Cost: Please Inquire

2026 Cost: TBD. We are now taking $500 refundable deposits to reserve a spot.

Payment: 25% Non-Refundable Deposit, Rest Due at 120 Days Before Departure


Day 1: Welcome to Alaska! Upon arrival, a friendly driver will greet you at the airport and transport you to your accommodations. In the evening, join us for an engaging welcome slideshow, designed to excite and prepare you for the incredible journey ahead.

Day 2: Our adventure begins! We’ll gather in the morning for a breathtaking, weather-dependent scenic flight, whisking us away to our exclusive private vessel. Our boat-based accommodations provide unrivaled access to the coastal regions, where exceptional bear photography opportunities await.

Days 3-7: Immerse yourself in the world of bear photography! With extended summer daylight, we’ll have ample time to explore the Katmai Coast in pursuit of the perfect shot. Our itinerary spans three days longer than most expeditions in the area, offering you an abundance of time to capture the images you’ve always dreamed of.

Day 8: After one final morning of bear photography, we’ll embark on a picturesque flight back to Kodiak, bringing with us memories to last a lifetime.

Day 9: As our journey concludes, we’ll bid farewell to our newfound friends and depart for home in the late afternoon.

Physical Requirements: Moderately Strenuous. Participants should be prepared to walk a minimum of 4 miles in chest waders while carrying camera equipment, traversing uneven and slippery terrain.



Aaron Baggenstos

Over the past decade, Aaron has successfully guided more than 200 wildlife photography tours across the globe. Renowned for his warm and approachable teaching style, Aaron is dedicated to helping photographers of all abilities unlock their full potential. With an impressive command of Canon, Sony, Nikon, Olympus, and Panasonic digital cameras, Aaron‘s expertise ensures you’ll make the most of every photographic opportunity on your journey.