Alaska Air Taxi flies to some of the most beautiful lakes and streams to view these magnificent animals up close and personal. Experience the bears in their natural habitat and see their powerful fishing techniques.
Lake Clark Brown Bear Tour
Take a scenic flight along Cook Inlet into Lake Clark National Park. Known as the Alaskan Alps, this is where the Alaska and Aleutian Ranges meet! This 4 million acre park is home to the Illiamna and Redoubt Volcanoes, which are visible on a clear day. Upon landing, an experienced guide will greet you and take you to view these magnificent bears in their natural habitat. You may witness these huge grizzlies fishing for salmon, swimming playfully with each other or just plain frolicking with their young. Enjoy a lodge-style lunch in one of the most beautiful settings in the world! On your return flight back to Anchorage, we'll look for wildlife such as beluga whales, moose, and trumpeter swans just to name a few!
Approximate Duration: 6 Hours
Best Viewing: June 1 – September 20
2 PERSON MINIMUM
Your full day excursion begins in Anchorage. Take off from Lake Hood Seaplane Base and keep your eyes open to look for Beluga Whales as we fly across Cook Inlet. As we continue toward the mountains, watch for moose, eagles and a view of the tallest mountain in North America, Mt. McKinley. You'll cross the Alaska Range through gorgeous Lake Clark Pass, with its abundant waterfalls and glaciers! Your scenic floatplane tour continues into Katmai National Park, which encompasses 4 million acres and includes 15 active volcanoes. After you land on Naknek Lake, the Park Service will give you a short briefing where you will learn bear etiquette and safety rules. Now you are ready to discover why Brooks Falls and these mighty bears are world-renowned! You'll view these extraordinary giants as they grab, chase and scurry for the feisty salmon shooting up the rocky falls. Grizzlies here at Brooks are not just great fisherman, they can literally catch the 'flying' fish in mid-air. These will be the pictures of a lifetime! During your walk back to the floatplane, keep your eyes open and cameras ready as the sightings of bears never seem to end in this bear-abundant land. Lunch is available for purchase in Brooks Camp. We recommend you bring extra film.
Approximate Duration: 10 Hours
Best Viewing: June 25 – September 10
2 PERSON MINIMUM