Katmai Wilderness Lodge

Live among the bears while enjoying the safety and comfort of a coastal wilderness lodge.

  • Duration: 6 days
  • Accommodation: 5 nights
  • Starting at: $4889 / per person
  • Availability: May, June, July, August, September
  • Highlights: Enjoy one night exploring Kodiak Island. The next day board an Alaskan bush plane and fly to the remote Katmai National Park coast. On landing, lodge hosts assist with the transfer to the lodge. With a variety of food sources for the bears there is a longer window of time for reliable bear sightings than other areas. Spend the next three nights in comfortable cabins, with meals served in the main lodge. Expert guides lead daily excursions for wildlife viewing. Return to Kodiak. To allow for delays due to weather spend another night on Kodiak before returning to Anchorage the next day.

Tour Overview

Located on the Katmai Coast and in Katmai National Park, this lodge offers one of the most unique bear viewing experiences in Alaska. Imagine being able to safely stay at a comfortable nature lodge in Alaska, in close proximity to brown bears, spending your entire day viewing and photographing these magnificent animals in their natural habitat. Katmai Wilderness Lodge’s location in the Katmai coastal wilderness is Alaska’s richest habitat for brown bears and attracts naturalists and animal lovers from around the world who are looking for a true Alaskan wilderness and guided bear watching experience. The amazing Alaska bears are typically seen throughout the lodge’s season. Starting the end of July, salmon begin to arrive in the area, increasing bear activity with August being the best month for bear viewing.

What's Included

  • Roundtrip flights Anchorage to Kodiak
  • Floatplane flights from Kodiak to Katmai Wilderness Lodge
  • 2 nights hotel in Kodiak City
  • Overnights at Katmai Wilderness Lodge
  • All meals and guide service at lodge

What's Not Included

Meals in Kodiak city, alcoholic beverages, gratuities, and transfers in Anchorage.

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Tour Itinerary

Important - An overnight in Anchorage before and after this program is required. The lodge itself is located on the Katmai Coast, not on Kodiak Island. However you access the lodge via Kodiak City.

Day
1

Anchorage to Kodiak

In the afternoon transfer on your own to Anchorage International Airport for a scheduled afternoon or evening flight to Kodiak. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Kodiak City.

Day
2

Kodiak to Katmai Wilderness Lodge

In the late morning you will be transferred to the floatplane dock for your flight to Katmai Wilderness lodge. The next days are spent viewing and photographing some of the largest grizzlies in the world! Overnight at Katmai Wilderness Lodge.

Day
3

Katmai Wilderness Lodge

During the day participate in activities from the lodge such as guided bear viewing, photography, bird watching, etc. A licensed captain will guide you to the best spots in Kukak and the surrounding bays, depending on the time of day and tides. The touring vessel, “Wilderness”, was specially designed for the Katmai Wilderness Lodge - to get close to the remote beaches. A front loading ramp makes boarding easier. The boats have enclosed cabins, large decks, and marine toilets for use while out and away from the lodge. After dinner relax in main lodge. Overnight at Katmai Wilderness Lodge.

Day
4

Katmai Wilderness Lodge

One to five additional free days, depending on length of stay. Overnight at Katmai Wilderness Lodge.

Day
5

Katmai Wilderness Lodge to Kodiak

In the early afternoon a floatplane will land for the 1-hour flight back to Kodiak. On arrival, transfer to your hotel in Kodiak is provided. Rest of day at leisure in Kodiak. Overnight at a hotel in Kodiak City.

Day
6

Kodiak to Anchorage

Morning at leisure to explore Kodiak City or as weather window for delayed returns from Katmai Wilderness Lodge. In the afternoon transfer on own to the Kodiak Airport. Afternoon / evening flight from Kodiak to Anchorage. Upon arrival in Anchorage transfer on own.

The layover time in Kodiak City is needed for potential weather delays and due to flight schedules. We cannot shorten the stay in Kodiak City.


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Browse Dates & Rates

Please note that this program is not available on a daily basis. It is only available with the following start days:
- 6 days/5 nights package can only be started on Mondays
- 7 days/6 nights package can only be started on Thursdays
- 10 days/9 nights package can only be started on Mondays or Thursdays

To complete this reservation we will need for each person: Full name including middle name(s), gender, date of birth and body weight.


*Child rates are not available. This program is best suited for families with children 13 years and older.

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.

Cancellation Policy:
91 + days prior to lodge stay: 15% fee
90-61 days prior to lodge stay: 30% fee
60-0 days prior to lodge stay: 100% fee/non-refundable.

Due to limited availability and a short operating season, stays at Katmai Wilderness Lodge are non-refundable including stays delayed or cancelled for weather related reasons, or for reasons beyond the lodge's control.


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