Bear Viewing on Kodiak Island
Travel to the 2nd largest island in the USA (2nd only to Hawaii) to view the largest bears in the world! Known as the Emerald Isle, nature's handiwork created a place of spectacular scenic beauty and a wilderness ideally suited for land, sea and marine life. Jagged peaks, fjord-like bays and wide U-shaped valleys were left by the glacial retreat. Lush vegetation carpets the terrain, giving the Emerald Isle its name. But the real stars of Kodiak are its famous bears: there are in excess of 2,700 coastal brown bears living on the Kodiak Island archipelago. Adult females weigh from 400-600 pounds and the largest males weigh up to 1,500 pounds. Rarely seen on the road system, floatplanes are the best way to see a good number of bears in a short period of time.
Day 1 Arrive at Kodiak Transfer to hotel (not included). Time this evening to stroll the coastal city and browse the shops, or visit the Alutiq (local native group) Museum. The Baranov Museum provides a great review of the islands' history from pre-European contact to the Russian colonial period to today.
Overnight at Best Western Kodiak Inn.
Day 2 Kodiak - Bear Viewing This morning climb onboard one of Kingfisher's Bush Hawk floatplanes for a scenic hour flight over the Emerald Isle's serene fjords and majestic mountains. On this flight there is the opportunity to see whales, bears, and deer from the air on the way to the bear viewing area. Depending upon the best bear viewing at the time of your visit, you will be taken you to a place located in either Katmai National Park or the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. The scenery is breathtaking, and you should always be on the lookout for other animals such as Sea Otter, Orca (Killer) Whale, Gray Whale, Humpback Whale, Deer, Mountain Goat, Bald Eagle and Puffin to name a few. You'll have time for a hearty lunch before heading back to Kodiak. Tour ends on arrival in Kodiak between 12.00 - 1.00pm.
• 1 nights accommodation • 4 hour bear viewing flight with landings to view bears
Pricing (per person) $NZD
23 Jul - 1 Oct
Booking conditions • A copy of clients passport is required at time of booking.
• Due to the size of the plane, your clients weight must be advised at time of booking.
• A copy of clients passport is required at time of booking. • Due to the size of the plane, your clients weight must be advised at time of booking.
Not included • Wet weather gear
• Wet weather gear • Gratuities • Meals