• Bald Eagles of Alaska

    March 26th to 30th, 2018
    April 2nd to 6th, 2018

    March 20th to 24th, 2019
    March 26th to 30th, 2019

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Bald Eagles of Alaska

Join me this winter for a unique photography workshop focused entirely on photographing Bald Eagles in their native environment. Alaska’s Kachemak Bay is home to thousands of Bald Eagles during the winter and offers one of the best opportunities to get amazing and close-up photographs.

This five-day excursion takes us to the remote southern end of the Kenai Peninsula to the port town of Homer, Alaska. Once in Homer we will venture out each day on our chartered vessel into the coastal waters of Kachemak Bay to photograph Bald Eagles as they dive, fight, fly and fish. This tour will put you directly in front of more Bald Eagles than you’ve ever seen and you will walk away with thousands of beautiful images of Eagles up close and tack sharp.
I schedule this trip to coincide with peak Eagle numbers in Kachemak Bay and it’s a bit later in the winter to allow for slightly longer daylight hours so we get more time to photograph the Eagles. The weather in Alaska is never predictable but typically in Homer during March one can expect a bit of everything! Plan for both overcast and partly cloudy days as well as full sun, rain, snow…you get the picture.

Highlights

  • 4 Full days of Bald Eagle Photography on Kachemak Bay
  • 6-8 hours per day on our privately chartered vessel
  • Stay in a quaint Alaskan fishing town
  • Capture thousands of quality Bald Eagle images
  • Small Group with Photo Instructor and Coast Guard Certified Captain

Bald Eagles of Alaska

5 Days

Price: $4295

Deposit: $2000

Fitness Level: Fairly Easy – “There isn’t any hiking on this trip but you must be able to get in and out of a small boat in potentially rough waters

Meals: Dinner Day 1 through lunch Day 5

Lodging: 4 nights lodging

Start/End: Homer, Alaska

Open Daily: 6am-6pm MST

928.478.1521


Dates

2018

March 26th to 30th, 2018
April 2nd to 6th, 2018

2019

March 20th to 24th, 2019
March 26th to 30th, 2019

Trip Details

Physical Requirements
All participants must be in good physical condition and have the ability to get in and out of a small boat and balance while on potential rough waters.

Group Size
Only five participants to maximize your one on one time with the guide / instructor.

Accommodation
We will be staying in comfortable lodging in Homer, Alaska. This is included with your trip fee.

Meals

All meals are included during the trip dates and we typically eat at our lodge and an assortment of hand-picked local restaurants in Homer. Lunches will usually be in town or on the boat.

Weather
March on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula is completely unpredictable. Plan for a wide array of constantly changing weather including rain, snow, overcast, windy but also calm and sunny days!

Price Includes
Meals, ground transportation, chartered vessel, accommodation during the trip dates, professional photography instruction, medically certified wilderness guide.

Price Does Not Include
Airfare, alcoholic beverages, accommodations before or after the trip dates, guide & staff gratuities

Itinerary
Day 1
Plan to arrive in Homer by 6pm on the first day. You can either fly directly into Homer (from Anchorage) or drive from Anchorage down the Kenai Peninsula which takes approximately five hours depending on how much you want to stop and enjoy the scenery. We will have a meet and greet dinner at Land’s End Resort and then retire to our cozy rooms on the Homer Spit to prepare for the next day’s Eagle Photography.
Day 2 – 4
Each day of this trip we will board our privately chartered vessel and explore the coast of Kachemak in search of Bald Eagles with our trusty local captain. The itinerary is flexible and our photography schedule will depend on the light, weather and ocean conditions. Many of our photographs will be taken on the boat hand-held and some will be taken from the beach with a sturdy tripod. The Eagles will be in great numbers along the coasts and we will all get thousands of keepers and some great instruction as well. Aside from Eagles we will also probably have a chance to photograph other seabirds and marine life such as Puffins, Sea Otters and Harbor Seals.
Day 5
We’ll embark on one last Eagle photography cruise after breakfast before saying goodbye. Flights home out of Homer can be arranged for anytime after 11am and one can easily catch a connecting flight back to the lower 48 out of Anchorage that evening.

Really a great experience. We were able to photography Eagles everyday from the boat as well as a plethora of Otters and other marine life. Russ is a great instructor and host. The hotel is a fantastic place to warm up after a long day out on the water. A true Alaskan experience!

Sven JMinneapolis, MN

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