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.

This full-day trip departs Anchorage daily and includes roundtrip flights to and from Brooks Lodge, several hours of bear viewing with opportunities to interact with local Park Service Rangers and a buffet lunch inside Brooks Lodge's dining hall; any additional snacks or other meals outside of the lunch buffet are not included but available for purchase. A final, detailed itinerary with specific timing and flight plans will be available 3-4 weeks prior to your excursion.

Trip Price:

$914 per person which includes roundtrip airfare between Anchorage and Brooks Lodge; bear viewing at Brooks Falls; lunch at Brooks Falls; and applicable park fees

Travel Dates:

From June - September