Our group had to cancel the annual Javelina hunt this winter. This leaves me with extra vacation time and funds which I could use for another hunt. One of the group, who has never been to Alaska, wants to come up this spring and hunt black bear. I'm leaning towards a vessel based hunt. I've been doing some research I see there are quite a few outfits offering that type of hunt but I don't have any experience. Anybody out there have any suggestions or experiences they would care to share.