Because of bad weather, we had missed a planned trip to fly out of Homer to Katmai National Park to do some grizzly bear watching. A few days later when our ship docked in Juneau, we booked two seats on a similar trip Princess Cruises offered to Chichagof Island.
The cruise people drove us to Bear Creek Outfitters, where we were fitted with stylish rubber boots and loaded on a float plane--a first for us.
Our Bobcat plane had six seats. We were joined by a second plane, also carrying six people.
We were in the air for about half an hour, and the scenery from our eagle's eye viewpoint could have been footage for a Hollywood movie: