Katmai National Park Bear Viewing Experience

Excursion Overview

Alaska wilderness in its rawest form

Accessible only by air, the Katmai National Park and Preserve is world-famous for its astounding wildlife sightings. Our flightseeing tour focuses on the bears, who at the peak of their feeding season, can be seen catching salmon straight out of the Brook's Falls. In July, as many as 50 bears can be seen down Brooks's river banks hunting for their next meals.

After take-off, you will enjoy a 3-4 hour flightseeing experience with a window seat and a two-way headset, so you can converse with your pilot the whole ride. Fly out of Anchorage and soar over the gorgeous national parks as you make your way to the landing point.

A packed lunch is provided at the park before you make your way to the famous Brook's Falls. You will be able to watch the bears from a safe distance on an elevated platform, while they fish for salmon and plump up for the upcoming fall.

While the Katmai bear viewing at Brooks Falls is self-guided, Katmai National Park Rangers provide an initial briefing upon arrival and are available throughout the park for questions.


Limited availability for the 2024 season. Discover additional bear viewing excursions from Anchorage: Anchorage Bear Viewing Tours

Things You Need to Know


  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Lunch provided
  • A window seat and a two-way headset


  • Maximum weight: 350lbs

Duration: 10-12 hours (Roundrip from tour office.)

  • 2~3 hours - scenic flight to Katmai National Park
  • Lunch at park
  • Bear viewing at Brook's Falls
  • Wildlife viewing flight back to Anchorage

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the operator's Anchorage office. Complimentary pick-ups from local hotels are available to schedule. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is not wheelchair or limited mobility accessible.

Refund Policy:

  • Due to the nature of this tour, the cancellation policy is as follows:
    90+ days or more - 100% refund
    15 - 89 days - 50% refund
    14 days or less - No refund available
  • Please see our Refund Policy Page for complete details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sunglasses, bug spray, a camera, and binoculars. Please also bring any necessary prescription medications with you.

You are welcome to keep baggage or personal items at the office in Anchorage.

We recommend that you dress in warm and comfortable layers. Weather in Alaska is unpredictable, and a warm sunny day in Anchorage can quickly become rainy and cool in the National Park.

There is a limited amount of parking at the meeting location. We also offer a shuttle from local hotels at no additional fee.

This area is abundant in wildlife! Our experienced pilot will look for beluga whales, moose, and Dall sheep on the way back to Anchorage.

There is a shuttle service provided to guests from downtown Anchorage, the airport, and airport area hotels available to schedule. The shuttle picks you up 45 minutes before your scheduled departure. The shuttle is offered in the summer season only! Details are included in your finalized ticket voucher.

Every passenger gets a window seat, and a two-way headset so you can communicate with the pilot for the entire flight.

If you get motion sick on planes, you might want to take precautions before your flight such as medications. Sick bags are available on the plane.

If your flight is postponed due to weather or other unseen events out of our control we are happy to work with your schedule to rebook your tour. Of course, we also provide a full refund if you cannot rebook your tour.


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Duration: 10-12 hours

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Duration: 10-12 hours

Adult (13+): $1,295.00

Child (6-12): $1,245.00