*PLEASE NOTE: THIS EXCURSION OPERATES FROM LATE JUNE - LATE JULY ONLY. JULY IS SOLD OUT FOR THE 2023 SEASON.*
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.
PLEASE NOTE: 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
Duration: 10-12 hours (Roundtrip from meeting location.)
- Roundtrip transportation
- Lunch provided
- A window seat and a two-way headset
Duration: 10-12 hours. Tour times below are approximate:
- 2-3 hours scenic flight to Katmai National Park
- Lunch at park
- Bear viewing at Brook's Falls
- Wildlife viewing flight back to Anchorage
- 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 ADA Accessible, however, some accommodations can be provided. Please leave a comment during checkout if accommodations will be needed.
What should I bring?
Sunglasses, bug spray, a camera, and binoculars. Please also bring any necessary prescription medications with you.
Is there a place to store bags?
You are welcome to keep baggage or personal items at the office in Anchorage.
What should I wear?
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.
Is there parking at the meeting location?
There is a limited amount of parking at the meeting location. We also offer a shuttle from local hotels at no additional fee.
What kind of wildlife can I expect to see on the wildlife viewing flight back to Anchorage?
This area is abundant in wildlife! Our experienced pilot will look for beluga whales, moose, and Dall sheep on the way back to Anchorage.
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