Bear Viewing at Brooks Falls

Unbeatable brown bear viewing with Bristol Adventures

Every summer, millions of salmon travel from the Bering Sea back to their homes in the lakes and streams of Katmai National Park. These fish provide a bountiful food source for the world’s largest population of grizzly (brown) bears.

The famed bear viewing at Brooks Falls is only a short walk from Bristol Adventures’ Brooks Lodge. This area boasts the largest population of brown bears in the world, and the bears can often be viewed fishing along the mile and a half long Brooks River during the peak of the salmon season. Many visitors see bears within minutes of arrival from the safety of viewing platforms. During this unguided adventure, National Park Service staff will provide a safety briefing and details on how to enjoy your experience in “Bear Country.”

In addition to the amazing bear viewing, this day trip to Katmai National Park includes a series of scenic flights from Anchorage to Brooks Lodge, including travel in a pressurized propjet aircraft and a short flight by floatplane to reach the bear viewing area. On clear days, beautiful mountain views can be seen en route.

Travel Dates

From June – September

Trip Price

$1350 per person, inclusive of taxes and fees.

* Please note that if fuel prices continue to rise, a fuel surcharge may be added to the cost of the trip; the fuel charges are at the discretion of the operator, not Alaska Wildland Adventures.


This full-day trip departs Anchorage daily and includes round-trip flights to and from Brooks Lodge, several hours of bear viewing with opportunities to interact with local Park Service Rangers; any meals and additional snacks are not included in the tour price but available for purchase while at the Lodge. A final, detailed itinerary with specific timing and flight plans will be available 3-4 weeks prior to your excursion.

We do not expect any major changes from this schedule. However, in the spirit of adventure travel, there may be unforeseen itinerary changes and out of our control. Please read the Alaska Wildland Adventures Disclaimer of Liability.

This trip is recommended but not operated by Alaska Wildland Adventures. Prices and dates are subject to change without notice.

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