Bear Viewing at Katmailand
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 Katmailand's Brooks Lodge. As many as fifty bears can 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 transportation by small planes from Anchorage to King Salmon, Alaska, 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 trip departs Anchorage daily at approximately 7:30 a.m. and arrives back in Anchorage at approximately 9:00 p.m. Air travel to and from Brooks Lodge involves 1.5 hours of travel time each direction. The remaining 8-9 hours of your time will be spent enjoying awe-inspiring bear viewing. Basic meal service is available in Brooks Lodge's dining hall, and lunch, dinner and snacks are available for purchase.
$778 per person (Rates listed are from the 2017 season and will be honored for 2018 until new rate information is available.)
From June - September