How does some bear viewing sound? What about a trip out to a glacier? Or a volcano? Sounds good, right? Now, what if that viewing included some time in a helicopter? If your “sounds good” turned to a “hell, yeah,” head to Homer for a day trip with Alaska Ultimate Safaris. The summer-only company flies its helicopters to both Katmai and Lake Clark national parks for bear-viewing trips. (They even guarantee you’ll see bears, or the trip is free.) Once on the ground, your pilot/bear guide will get you as close as possible to some sizable brown bears (and, fingers crossed, some cubs, too) while also keeping you safe. Prefer something even bigger? Then it’s off to a glacier or volcano for you.

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