Let Regal Air take you straight into the heart of bear country. Leave directly from Anchorage. The flight alone will be leave you awe-struck as you fly down the West Coast of Cook Inlet. Land either on a beach in Lake Clark National Park or experience a floatplane landing in Brooks Lake, Katmai National Park. Once you arrive at your location, the bear viewing begins. Seeing these bears roaming freely around their natural habitat is about the most uniquely Alaskan thing you can experience, and you are sure to remember it for a lifetime.
The Laughlin family owns Regal air; Mike Laughlin grew up flying and has been running the company for more than 10 years. He spent his high school and college summers working for Regal Air, and had his pilot's license before he had a high school diploma. During his tenure, he's updated the planes, increased tour offerings, and added important upgrades, like a two-way headset for all passengers. And Regal Air has one of the best safety records in the state.
All Regal pilots share Mike's passion for flying, and they're happy to tell stories about the life of a bush pilot, from seeing the alpine glow on Denali to looking down on moose and other wildlife.
Choose from Two Distinct Experiences
Regal Air has been flying up here since 1982, and their pilots know the backcountry extremely well. Flying with them, you’ll have your pick of two amazing bear-viewing destinations: Lake Clark National Park or Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park. While both spots offer amazing bear viewing, each experience is a little different.
Lake Clark National Park Bear Viewing
Take a scenic flight down the mountainous coast of Lake Clark National Park and travel to the land of the brown bears. After a beach landing, your guide will pick you up via ATV and take you to the bears. In this gorgeous country, numerous bears roam around grassy fields. See them wade out into the mudflats to dig for clams, or into the tidal creeks to fish for salmon. Lake Clark bear viewing provides picturesque landscapes with numerous brown bears roaming freely. It is sure to leave you feeling like you have traveled back in time.
Brooks Falls Bear Viewing
See the bears fishing world famous Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park. At times there are dozens of bears all standing on top of the falls catching salmon as they try to jump upstream. Seeing these wild bears sharing this ideal fishing hole, something they have been doing for ages, is truly a remarkable natural occurrence. Brooks Falls is a truly picture perfect location that you are sure to remember for a lifetime.
Or, Try Flightseeing or Fishing
But bear-viewing isn’t your only option with Regal Air. Go with them on fightseeing trips to Denali National Park, the Knik and Blackstone glaciers, or Mt. Spurr. Or, if you’d like to fish on a remote river, Regal Air knows all the hot spots, and can take you there on guided or unguided fishing trips.