Experience Kodiak Island

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

Tour Code: 101

Tour Overview

You’ll pack in the action during this 2-day Kodiak Island Alaska getaway tour from Anchorage! After your flight to Kodiak from Anchorage, your fun begins with a bear-viewing flight with an expert pilot guide included in this Kodiak National Park. Kodiak Island has approximately 3,000 bears, and many more live nearby along the Katmai Coast. The proximity of these two large bear populations makes bear viewing on Kodiak Island or the Katmai Coast an ideal Alaska wildlife viewing trip. Then explore the community of Kodiak by car. Kodiak 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 large commercial fishing fleet and is one of Alaska’s great adventure destinations.

What's Included
  • Round-trip flights between Anchorage and Kodiak
  • One-night hotel accommodation
  • Approx. 4-hour bear viewing flight safari from Kodiak
  • Two-day midsize rental car
  • All taxes and fees
What's Not Included

Meals, optional excursions, admissions, and gratuities. Car rental coverage (such as LDW or liability insurance), additional driver fees, and gas. Please note that road restrictions apply.


Tour Itinerary

Important - Please plan two nights in Anchorage after this trip as weather may delay your return to Anchorage. Please also plan a night in Anchorage prior to this trip.

Day 1
Anchorage to Kodiak

Transfer on your own to the Anchorage airport for a morning flight to Kodiak Island (flight could be very early, pending final flight schedule). Upon arrival in Kodiak,  pick up your rental car at the airport and drive to your hotel. 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 approx. 4 hours total. If the bear sightings are better on the Alaska Peninsula/Katmai Coast, the pilot will cross the Shelikof Straight and fly along the Katmai shoreline. Bear viewing may take place on Kodiak Island itself when the salmon is running which typically is July.

Upon landing you will hike 1 or 2 miles 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.

* Please note that guests will need to walk/hike from the plane for up to 2 miles over potentially uneven terrain to get to the bear viewing spot.

Day 2
Kodiak to Anchorage

Today, explore the city of Kodiak and surroundings yourself. 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. In the afternoon, return your rental car at the Kodiak airport and fly back to Anchorage.

Please note that the bear viewing excursions in Kodiak could take place on day 2, depending on availability.

Tour Map


Dates & Rates

To complete this reservation we will need for each person: Full name including middle name (as it appears on your identification), gender, date of birth and body weight

*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.


I just want to thank you again for planning an amazing trip for my family and me. We reluctantly returned to Texas yesterday after being in Alaska for 10 days. It was the most amazing trip we have taken! My kids and I enjoyed every minute of them, especially the helicopter ride... Read more  

Karin | Texas