A Great Trip Needs An Extraordinary Destination ...Hallo Bay? ABSOLUTELY

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

Teddy Bear Hugs Project

Our goal is 100 teddy bears.
Anyone wishing to donate a teddy bear, feel free to find new or gently used teddy bears and bring them up to Alaska with you when you visit us or mail them to:

Hallo Bay
P.O. Box 2904
Homer, Alaska 99603

Monday, November 19, 2012

What you have all been waiting for!

Churchill Photos!
Simyra is back in Homer from her Churchill Polar Bear Tour!
  Simyra and guests had an amazing time viewing Polar Bears
and other Arctic wildlife while in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.
All photos courtesy of Simyra Taback-Hlebechuk

More photos to come soon!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

We Want You!

We Want Your Feedback that is!
Now that it is off season
we do not have pictures of the bears
or info on events to blog about.
So we would like to hear from you 
as to what you would like for us to blog about!

Are you a Homer, Alaska, Junkie and want to know more about things to do in town when you visit?
Do you like to be quizzed on the birds at the home office bird feeder?
Are you a weather buff and want to know Homer's climate any given day?
Or do you want to follow Hallo Bay's staff as to what they are doing during off season?

Please give us some ideas for future blogs!
We want to hear from you!
Off Season at Camp

Monday, October 22, 2012

Get to know Simyra

We are very proud of our Lead Guide Simyra!
If you have not made it out to camp yet to meet her
check out our video to get to know her!
This is the video submitted to Wanderlust
for the World Guide Award Ceremony.
Simyra on the beach in Katmai
Video credits:
Footage filmed by Jim Tharp
Edited by Sara Leibold

Thursday, October 18, 2012

New Uploaded Video

For those who were not able to make it
to London for the Wanderlust World Guide Awards,
we can bring the World Guide Awards to you!
Check out the 18 minute video 
of Simyra and the other nominated guides being interviewed
and the winners announced!

Simyra accepting her 2nd place win!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Wanderlust World Guide Awards

Out of 1,000 nominations we were grateful that Simyra made top 10.
When we heard she made top 4 we were thrilled!
Then last Thursday in London at the Royal Geographic Society,
Simyra got 2nd place!
We are ecstatic! So proud of our lead guide Simyra!
Simyra outside of the RGS
Inside the auditorium at the RGS
The guides on stage
Simyra got 2nd place!
Simyra's support team: Rod, Paula, Simyra, and Sara!
More pictures to come!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Snow Storm at Camp

Last Saturday as we were taking down camp the snow started falling,
and it didn't stop until 5 inches were on the ground.
Check out a 360 degree view of the snow covered beach at camp 
Our pilot Trent and his plane on the beach at camp

View of the Galley in the snow

View of the Galley from the bathroom building

The high tide washed away the snow on the beach
All photos courtesy of Sara Leibold

Watch for the next blog post with news about Simyra's placement
at the Wanderlust World Guide Awards in London!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fall in Katmai

It's that time of year again,
when the leaves change color,
the temperature drops, 
it's FALL.

The following pictures were taken around Hallo Bay Bear Camp
Photo courtesy of Simyra Taback-Hlebechuk

Photo courtesy of Simyra Taback-Hlebechuk
Photo courtesy of Brad Garasky
Photo courtesy of Brad Garasky

Monday, September 24, 2012

End of the season

All photos courtesy of Simyra Taback-Hlebechuk,
taken on the last overnight guests' bearviewing trip
of the 2012 season

Now booking for the 2013 season!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

Warning: Graphic Images

Some of the photos below might make you squirm.
All photos taken on the beach by Hallo Bay Bear Camp
in Katmai National Park.

After the bears have had their fill, 
the dead salmon litter the beach.
It's the natural process.
Photos by Simyra Taback-Hlebechuk

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Up Close and Personal

One of our overnight guests took these photos from
her trip out to Bear Camp
at the beginning of August.
Thanks for the great pictures!
All photos courtesy of Laura Wood

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Hallo Bay Artwork

Hallo Bay Bear Camp has been privileged to
acquire an original mural by local artist Carla Stanley!

Here she is just starting on the mural located at our downtown office

The mural is a work in progress, but we would 
love for you to come by and see it once it's completed!

We are located at 1529 Ocean Dr, #2
Homer, Alaska

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Bear Hugs Project

A Big Thanks to all of our guests
who have brought teddy bears
from all over the world
for us to donate to children at our local Haven House!

We've received teddy bears from Australia, Japan, Switzerland, and Canada.
As well as here in the states from Montana, Indiana, and Alaska!
The children will love all these teddy bears!

Thanks again!

We're still accepting donations at our downtown office!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Polar Bear Tour

Only 3 spots left for Simyra's 
Polar Bear Trip to Churchill, Manitoba, Canada!
This will be the last trip Simyra takes to Churchill.
Check this off your bucket list!

Polar Bears are in serious danger of going extinct due to global warming
Book Now!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Having Fun at Bear Camp!

Our lead guide Simyra and guest Sophie create a lifelike 
Bear while waiting for the real deal
out by the creek!
Photo Courtesy of Olly Scholey
Photo courtesy of Olly Scholey

Monday, August 20, 2012

Sharing Katmai

Brown Bears and Wolves living togther
in Katmai National Park

All photos courtesy of Simyra Taback Hlebechuk

Thursday, August 16, 2012

New Uploaded Videos!

Have you checked out our new videos yet?!

Check out the video of a helicopter taking off from camp
and landing on the beach!

And our video of our office manager Sara 
riding in a 16ft skiff in the Shelikof Strait
from Hallo Bay to camp!
The 16ft Skiff 'Bronco'