We use speedboats to get from the lodge to the bear viewing area. They are fast and comfortable, but draw too much water to be effective for bear watching in the shallow estuary. For that reason we transfer over into a small flat bottomed skiff. Often the guide will use chest waders and just pull the boat along quietly in the shallow waters. This lets us get good views of the bears, without disturbing their routine.
This photo is either a mother Grizzly with triplets or the middle bear (cub) has a very long and twisted body. Triplets are not uncommon in Grizzly Bear Lodge’s viewing area but they are allot more work for the mother grizzly at this time of the year. That extra mouth to feed and one more cub to keep track of in an area with many other bears means less time to fish. On this day there were other mothers and cubs in the fishing pool and it took time for this family to join the group and feel comfortable enough to start fishing.Visit our Blog