These coastal black bear hunts are based from a live-in, luxury yacht
These Alaska vessel based, coastal black bear hunts are conducted in Prince William Sound in Alaska Unit 6 where the rugged Chugach Mountains meet the saltwater.
“An incredible hunt. Cruise the coastal shorelines and glass the tidal flats for bears. This is an awesome bowhunting opportunity as well.”
~ Marc Warnke
This is how an Alaska black bear hunting trip should be! Cruising the coastal shorelines in a yacht and glassing the tidal flats produce plenty of spot and stalk opportunities.”
~ Otto Klum
You’ll be hunting big salmon-fed bears just coming out of hibernation. These black bears have the best hair quality on the planet. These coastal black bear hunts take place in an area that has one of the highest bear populations in Alaska and they typically square between 6-7 feet, and a few record book black bears are taken every year. Large boars with perfect hides are the norm. A bonus on this trip is the fishing, waterfowl hunting and blacktail deer hunting. This outfitter only takes four groups per year on this hunt. Three groups on the Spring hunt and one hunt for the Fall hunt. This is a quality, fun hunt for a trophy bear.
“These big salmon-fed Bears are just coming out of hibernation & have some of the best hide quality anywhere on the planet. Cruising the coastal shorelines and glassing the tidal flats produce plenty of stalking opportunities. This area has one of the highest Bear populations in the state.”
~ The Outfitter
May through June in the spring and September in the fall.
Wake up before light and glass the surrounding bay where the boat is anchored, eat breakfast, pack sack lunch, and get out on the skiffs to beach comb for bears. Come back for hot lunch and move boat if nessesary, or repeat. Big boat moves will be done mid day. Bears are usually spotted from skiffs out in the bays. Once a good bear is spotted, you and your guide will stalk into range.
Success Rates and Trophy Quality
- The success rate is 95-100% yearly.
- Trophy quality is very good. Big 6-7 foot bears with beautiful, perfect coats are the norm.
Fall coastal black bear hunts can be combined with Sitka Blacktail Deer, Sea Ducks, and Silver Salmon.
Transportation and Accommodations
Transportation and accommodations for these coastal black bear hunts are based out of the outfitters’ boat. Skiffs are 20’ and the boat is 53 x 17. Sleeping arrangements are bunk style, and there is a shower on board.
The meals are just basic home cooking, but if you tell the Outfitter prior to your hunt what you prefer, he will get what you request within reason. Expect to eat lots and lots of fresh seafood such as Halibut, Rockfish, and Shrimp that you catch during your trip.