Experience Kodiak Island

Explore Alaska's Emerald Island and watch brown bears in their natural habitat.

Trip Code: 101CTA
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Accommodation: 1 nights
  • Starting at: $1519 / per person
  • Availability: June, July, August, September
  • Highlights: Fly from Anchorage on a schedule flight, and then embark on excursion aboard a classic sea plane. Enjoy a bird's eye view of the Island's scenic coastline and soaring mountain peaks. Kodiak is the second largest island in the U.S. behind Hawaii. A landing is planned at the best location for up-close viewing brown bears in their natural habitat, the exact location will vary by time of year. Your pilot/guide will lead you to safe viewing distance where you have ample time to watch and photograph bears. Choose between a rental car for independent exploration, or take a guided sightseeing tour to learn about native Alutiiq culture, Russian America history and get a taste of modern day Kodiak.

Tour Overview

This 2-day Kodiak Island Alaska tour combines exploring Kodiak by car, or a guided sightseeing excursion, and bear viewing alongside an expert pilot/guide. Kodiak Island has approximately 3,000 bears and many more live nearby along the Katmai Coast. The proximity of these two large bear populations make bear viewing on Kodiak Island or the Katmai Coast an ideal Alaska wildlife viewing trip.

Kodiak is the second largest island in the U.S. and offers a diverse culture from its first inhabitants, the Alutiiq people, reaching back more than 7,500 years ago to its more recent history as the first capital of Russian America. Today, Kodiak Island hosts a significant commercial fishing fleet and is one of Alaska’s great adventure destinations.

What's Included

  • Round trip flights between Anchorage and Kodiak
  • 1 night accommodation
  • 4-hour bear viewing flight safari (rubber boots are provided)
  • Choice of a guided half-day sightseeing tour of Kodiak OR a 2 day compact rental car
  • All taxes and fees

What's Not Included

Rain gear, meals and gratuities.

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Tour Itinerary

The Kodiak Island tour combines bear viewing with an expert pilot guide and exploring Kodiak by car, or on a guided sightseeing excursion. Please note while on the flight safari, guests will need to walk/hike from the plane for up to 2 miles over potentially uneven terrain.

Day
1

Anchorage to Kodiak

In the morning you will transfer on your own to the Anchorage airport for an early morning flight to Kodiak Island. Upon arrival transfer via the hotel courtesy shuttle OR pick up a rental car at airport (if rental option selected). Your bear viewing flight safari begins as you depart by sea plane and soar over the island landscape enjoying incredible views of Kodiak Island's rugged landscape. The flight safari is approximately 1 to 1.5 hours of flying, with a total of 4 hours total. If the bear sightings are better on the Alaska Peninsula, the pilot will cross the Shelikof Straight and fly along the Katmai shoreline. On average the bear viewing takes place on Kodiak Island the end of June to early August and on the Katmai Coast the remainder of the time.

Upon landing you will hike up to a mile to the best viewing location for the day. Spend about 90 minutes on the ground watching the bears in their natural habitat. After returning to Kodiak later today transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Kodiak.

Day
2

Kodiak to Anchorage

This morning you will depart on a guided city tour of Kodiak. With its Russian heritage, the city of Kodiak offers visitors fascinating insight into Alaska's history and cultural make-up. Sights to see include the Alutiiq Museum, the Russian Orthodox Church, the Baranov Museum, and the Kodiak Island Wildlife Refuge Center. Following the sightseeing tour you will fly back to Anchorage late in the afternoon.

Please note the order of bear viewing flight safari and guided sightseeing tour may be reversed depending on availability. The city tour can also be rescheduled to accommodate any weather cancellations. We strongly suggest planning on a day in Anchorage both before and after the tour due to the possibility of weather cancellations.


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Due to internal flights, we require a guest's full name as it appears on identification, gender, and date of birth to confirm the reservation.


*Child prices are valid for children 11 years and younger, sharing a room with at least 2 full paying adults with the existing bedding. Maximum of 4 people per room.

Our Standard Program Includes:

2 and 3 star hotel accommodations.

The program will include a combination of hotels or motels that are considered moderate to standard tourist class. Please be aware not all hotels have shuttle services.

Standard train car seating on all rail services (reserved seats).

If you would like to book the standard program but with upgraded rail seating, the option and surcharge will be listed when you save to your cart.

Our Upgraded Program Includes:

* 3 and 4 star hotels (best available) wherever possible.

The program will include standard rooms at this category of hotel where possible. Alaska has very limited hotel choices in remote areas and small towns. The properties will typically offer a wider range of services such as a full-service restaurant, room service and perhaps a pool or spa facilities. Please be aware the upgraded accommodations in downtown Anchorage do not have hotel shuttle services. Many of the upgraded hotels also offer guaranteed view rooms for additional cost. If you would like a specific room type, in addition to the upgraded program, please ask us about availability and cost difference.

Deluxe dome train car seating between Anchorage, Denali and Fairbanks, or Anchorage and Seward.

All journeys between Anchorage and Whittier are in standard seating as deluxe dome cars are not available on that route.

Weather Cancellation:
If the 4 hour flight safari from Kodiak city is cancelled due to weather, this component is refundable but the other services are not. If the flight from Anchorage to Kodiak is cancelled, please contact us immediately as partial refunds may be available.


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