Wayne, we visited Silver Salmon Creek Lodge on the West side of the Cook Inlet in June. Not sure if you are up for a fly-in lodge - the only way to get there is by prop plane (about 1.5 hours SW of Anchorage). Small groups, excellent guides, wonderful staff. Owner David Coray is a native Alaskan and can help with activities for your wife. We got great, close up shots of mom and cubs, bears clamming at low tide, and courting behavior. Can't say enough about it - best trip we've ever been on. Good luck and good shooting.
Dave and Shiela Glatz