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

Monday, April 30, 2012

Crane Watch

Last night the colt from last year arrived to join our two resident Sandhill Cranes

As the sun set last night, all three were content

Homer Cam

Today is the last day you can vote for Simyra and Hallo Bay
for the Wanderlust World Guide Awards

Sunday, April 29, 2012

New Gift Shop Item!

We are expanding our Gift Items!
We have jewelry by Simyra
Notecards & Postcards by Jim
Handpainted drums by Joan

Brand New Item: Women's underwear (not the moose) 

Wool mittens, scarves, and bear beanies by Ruth!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Our new expanded office!

Hallo Bay staff working hard to get the new office up and running 
The future site of The Bear Den-a lounge for guests!

Book NOW and come visit!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Getting to Hallo Bay Bear Camp

- 1 Hour scenic flight to and from Homer to the Pacific coast of Katmai on the Alaska Peninsula
-Scenic Views of Volcanoes and Glaciers (weather permitting)

Hallo Bay Bear Camp's International Airport
Katmai National Park
Beach Landing

Plane and Runway

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

2 for 1 Scenic Bear Viewing Tour

2 for 1
Scenic Bear Viewing Tour
Katmai or Lake Clark National Parks
A Shorebird Festival Special
This tour available from May 10th to 31st only

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Birds are Back!

We have been hearing the flocks of Sandhill Cranes fly over for the past week, but today marks the first day that our couple returned and landed.
Clint observed the annoyance of the female when she picked up pine cones and flung them away. Our prediction: the female is not happy with this spot due to the snow.
They then flew off most likely to find a spot without snow to nest.

We hope they come back once the snow is gone. So make sure you check the blog daily for 
Crane Watch.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Out in the town representin'

Our camp manager Brad and office manager Sara represented Hallo Bay Bear Camp at the Homer Bed & Breakfast Association annual event.
Brad talking to a owner of a local B&B
It was great meeting local businesses and we are looking forward to working together.
"Local business supporting local people"
Brad talking with Jasmine from KPTMC

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Hallo Bay Celebrates Earth Day!

Look for upcoming events involving a Clean Up Day in Katmai National Park! Details to come soon!

Katmai Coast

Homer Web Cam

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Shoutout to Pathfinder Aviation

Simyra and Sara were able to experience an amazing adventure
provided by Pathfinder Aviation
Mike took us across Kachemak Bay and landed on
Grewingk Glacier
 Pathfinder Aviation is based out of Homer, Alaska.
Check out their website to book a Glacier Tour!
It's an extraordinary experience!
Check it off your bucket list too!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Hallo Bay Leaves No Trace

Our Lead Guide Simyra is a
Leave No Trace Master Educator

  To teach others back country skills when one is participating in 
outdoor adventures without leaving any trace that one was there.  
 Some of what she teaches is:
  • Plan Ahead and Prepare
  • Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  • Dispose of Waste Properly
  • Leave What You Find
  • Minimize Campfire Impacts
  • Respect Wildlife
  • Be Considerate of Other Visitors

For more information on Leave No Trace visit their website at www.lnt.org

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Sustainable Hallo Bay Bear Camp


Hallo Bay Bear Camp is a direct challenge to all wilderness
businesses and visitors to attempt or better their endeavors 
in utilizing these sustainable methods to preserve our natural 
resources. Hallo Bay has just begun to find its place in the nature of the environment it operates in. We still have much to study and learn to better coexist with nature.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Hallo Bay's Impact on our Earth

Established in 1994, Hallo Bay was designed to be a trend setting model of
responsibility and low impact to this environment. Our guests observe the
bears in their natural habitat. There are no viewing platforms or man-made
trails at Hallo Bay. The smaller group size intimidates wildlife less and leaves
a much less impacting footprint on the habitat.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Earth Week 2012


Monday, April 16, 2012

Bye Bye Birdies

April 15-October 15
Homer residents must stop feeding birds
in order to not attract bears

Our Bird Cam will still be running
but we will not be feeding the birds for now

Check out our Homer Cam as well
to check out all the action on the famous
Homer Spit