Huge ivory tusks, a 4,000-pound body, and a singular-looking face—the walrus is unmistakable. Yet this unique creature isn’t easily spotted, especially in North America. In fact, Alaska is the continent’s only place to see the Pacific Walrus. But seeing them is easy with Trygg Air (Trygg means “safe” in Norwegian). This is definitely the Alaska that you won’t see on TV.
Walrus viewing from Anchorage or King Salmon
Trygg Air offers day trips from Anchorage as well as King Salmon, in Southwest Alaska—an off-the-beaten-path destination in a unique region of Alaska. You can fly there commercially, where you’ll be met by owner Chris Klosterman. You’ll board his plane for a 90-minute flight, passing over rolling tundra and then along the west side of the Alaska Peninsula, where you’ll see mountains and volcanoes on a clear day. You’ll then fly down the Bering Coast, along a big sandy beach where you may see whales and other sea life.
When you reach your destination, Cape Seniavin, you’ll land on the beach with a 100-foot cliff towering above you. You’ll walk as close up to the walruses as is safely possible, surrounded by mountains and volcanoes. You’ll also be looking out for shorebirds and waterfowl and possibly even bears. But the walruses are the stars and you’ll spend 2-3 hours watching them.
Chris is the only pilot and guide for most adventures, so you’ll be getting a truly personalized experience.
Klosterman was born into a flying life. His family ran an air-taxi service on Lake Hood in Anchorage, and he started flying at 17. He’s worked at various air-taxi companies, but he really wanted to offer something a little different. And the Norwegian connection? His grandmother came from Norway on a boat when she was 15.
Other Tour Options With Trygg
Walrus viewing isn’t all that Trygg offers. You’ll also find custom wildlife viewing for bears, as well as national park flightseeing tours and fly-in fishing tours, either guided or unguided. Want to do it all? Make a multi-day trip out of it. Chris will be happy to help you arrange everything.