We are in the bear hunting business because of our love for the outdoors and our love of the chase. There is nothing we want more than to get you within range of a big bear or into a one-on-one fight with a big fish. Hunting groups are small so we can provide better service.

Our base camp is The Bear Hunter my 59-foot motor sailboat with three double staterooms, each with full private bath, a well-equipped galley, comfortable salon, refrigeration and many other amenities. The boat offers mobility to change location for different hunts and conditions. We use a small skiff to go a shore for hunting and return to The Bear Hunter at night. In the Spring, we hunt the shoreline for the bears that come out for the new grass in the many bays in the hunting area. In the Fall, we hunt the salmon streams for the bears on their last big feed before Winter. We take care of all skinning.

The fishing trips are 5 days long and based on The Bear Hunter. We provide all the gear, coffee, refreshments and lunch. At the end of the day, we'll fillet your catch and get it ready to freeze. The trips offer the chance to slow down and enjoy your vacation since we anchor close to the fish and spend less time commuting. There is time to fire up the grill and savor some really fresh fish, set out the crab pot and do some river fishing where it is not uncommon to land 20 fish in a morning.

In many cases, we can tailor the hunt schedule to suit your needs if you book early.



I have been in Alaska over 38 years hunting and fishing every chance I get. My biggest thrill is getting customers close to the bears or hooked to the fish.
- Joe Polanco
"The Bear Hunter"