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Alaska Bear Viewing Lodges

Bear viewing lodges are located wherever bears fish, forage, or gather. The magnificent creatures may wander right through camp, or you may have to take a short hike (or boat ride) to see them. You can spend as little as 1 night, but we recommend 2 nights or more at your wilderness lodge; if you tire of the bears you can go hiking, canoeing, fishing, or take advantage of other activities.

A typical day of bear viewing includes a short hike to the viewing location, hours of photographing bears, then a return to the lodge for a gourmet home-cooked meal and cozy accommodations.

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Bear Viewing Lodges

$550 / day per person, double occupancy

Whether you’re look­ing to take your fam­i­ly off-grid for a bit of Alas­ka Adven­tur­ing, or for a great fish­ing spot with your bud­dies with incred­i­ble bear-view­ing — or if you’re even an artist look­ing for inspi­ra­tion — this lodge made up of new­ly ren­o­vat­ed log cab­ins offers a cus­tomized ide­al of bliss. It’s about 180 miles from the near­est road and offers an idyl­lic perch for explor­ing both the wilder­ness of Lake Clark Nation­al Park, as well as other  ...more

Season: June 1 - Sept 18 $1350 Day Trips from Anchorage Day trip & multi-day excursions

Brooks Lodge offers their own bear view­ing tours which are less expen­sive than most, and give you more time at Kat­mai Nation­al Park to watch bears feast­ing on sock­eye salmon from sev­er­al view­ing plat­forms. A com­mer­cial flight from Anchor­age takes you to King Salmon where you’ll switch to a small float plane for a quick 20-minute flight to Brooks Camp. After a brief safe­ty ori­en­ta­tion, you can watch bears from sev­er­al view­ing plat­forms, join the  ...more

Season: May - Sept $8,500+ per person 6+ nights

Stonewood Lodge is a high-end, year-round, all-inclu­sive get­away to wild Alas­ka locat­ed on the shores of 50-mile long Lake Clark with­in the Bris­tol Bay Water­shed. Sum­mer activ­i­ties include prime bear view­ing and tro­phy fish­ing as well as snow­mo­bil­ing, ski­ing and ice fish­ing in the winter.

Season: Mid-June - October 1 $6,998+ 4 day / 3 night +

Kodi­ak Island is a wide­ly known bear-view­ing hotspot. The eco-focused Kodi­ak Brown Bear Cen­ter & Lodge — owned by the Alu­ti­iq peo­ple, who have inhab­it­ed Kodi­ak Island for more than 7,000 years— offers the thrilling oppor­tu­ni­ty to see these amaz­ing crea­tures for your­self. Choose from a 3‑, 4‑, or 7‑night pack­age. Each day includes guid­ed excur­sions to one of three bear-view­ing locations.

Season: Jun 01 to Sep 04 $6595 to $6795 (+ internal air) 6 Days / 5 Nights

In the best way pos­si­ble. you’re out­num­bered by bears dur­ing your stay at this pri­vate fly-in wilder­ness camp. Fly by char­tered plane from Homer to Alas­ka Bear Camp on a 5‑night, 6‑day all-inclu­sive pack­age. This deluxe back­coun­try camp accom­mo­dates just 14 guests in some of the best bear habi­tat in the world. In con­trast to day trips cater­ing to dozens of vis­i­tors at a time, Bear Camp offers a rare and exclu­sive wilder­ness immersion.

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Boat-Based Multi-Day Expeditions

Season: May - Sept 15 $9500+ per person 5+ Days

Fly from Anchor­age by sea­plane to the North­west Odyssey, anchored off the coast of Kat­mai Nation­al Park. This lux­u­ri­ous yacht will be your home base for spec­tac­u­lar bear view­ing and fish­ing in uncrowd­ed waters.

Season: June -  September $6,252+ 6 nights

Immerse your­self in a mul­ti-day Alaskan adven­ture that promis­es incred­i­ble views and jaw-drop­ping bear view­ing in Kat­mai Nation­al Park, along with a warm cama­raderie that only a small group expe­di­tion can cre­ate. Explore from your home base on the Island C, a research ves­sel that gets you close to the action while pro­vid­ing com­fort­able lodg­ing and deli­cious meals.

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