Kodiak Brown Bear Center

Kodiak Brown Bear Center

4 Day/3 Night Roundtrip Kodiak Island

Price from$8,987

Alaska's premier bear viewing destination, the Kodiak Brown Bear Center, offers a true Alaskan adventure: outstanding bear viewing, without boardwalks or large groups of tourists.

The Kodiak Brown Bear Center is situated on a 58 acre site known as Camp Island situated on the Karluk Lake with over 30 miles of shoreline with countless tributaries creating the highest salmon concentrations on Kodiak. This offers visitors unparalleled access & opportunities to observe & study these legendary bears in their natural habitat & surroundings from viewing areas strategically located in the field as well as from the 30' catamaran. Camp Island affords a lodging buffer from the abundant bear activity around the perimeter of the Lake and provides a curious and entertaining population of local wildlife such as deer, fox, eagles and river otter.

Kodiak Brown Bear Center map

Day 1: Kodiak > Kodiak Brown Bear Center(D) On arrival in Kodiak you will be met for transfer to a float plane base where you'll embark on a 45 minute Alaska bush plane flight to the KBBC located on Camp Island on Karluk Lake. Karluk Lake has over 30 miles of shoreline with countless tributaries creating one of the richest & highest salmon concentrations on Kodiak. This adventure offers visitors unparalleled access & opportunities to observe & study these legendary bears in their natural habitat & surroundings from viewing areas strategically located in the field as well as from the 30' aluminum catamaran. After a safety orientation & lunch you will be immersed into a guided bear viewing adventure. The evening dinner is served in the dining cabin. After dinner you'll settle into your comfortable & well-appointed cabin.

Overnight at Kodiak Brown Bear Center

Each guest cabin has its own private deck overlooking Karluk Lake. Cabins have electricity, full bathroom facilities, wireless internet access, and comfortable beds with fresh linens.

Day 2: Kodiak Brown Bear Center (B, L, D) Camp Island affords a lodging buffer from the abundant bear activity around the perimeter of the Lake and provides a curious and entertaining population of local wildlife such as deer, fox and river otter. After breakfast you'll embark for another day of guided bear viewing to one of three prime viewing areas and enjoy a scenic and wildlife tour of the 36 square mile Karluk Lake aboard their heated catamaran vessel.

Overnight at Kodiak Brown Bear Center

Day 3: Plus Kodiak Brown Bear Center (B,L,D) This is one of the most researched bear habitat areas in the world and you will likely have opportunities for interactions with researchers and wildlife photographers. There is a good chance to see bears all summer as the area is great habitat for sows and cubs. However, starting August 1st the bear concentrations are beginning their peak due to the prolific salmon runs entering Karluk Lake through the Karluk River and this significantly increases the chance to see the bigger male bears called boars.

Overnight at Kodiak Brown Bear Center

Day 4: Kodiak Brown Bear Center > Kodiak(B,L) In the morning after breakfast, you'll have the opportunity to participate in a guided activity (bear viewing, kayaking or fishing). After lunch, you'll check out and prepare for the return flight to Kodiak at approximately 1:00 pm.

What to bring • Dress in layers • Hats, gloves • Sunglasses • Camera • Tripod • Zoom lenses • Spare batteries / chargers • Insect repellent / sun screen • Alcoholic beverages • Prescription medications

• Roundtrip float plane flight Kodiak City > Kodiak Brown Bear Center • Ground transfer in Kodiak • 3 nights accommodation • All meals during stay • Daily guided bear viewing • Orientation and interpretive programme • Rain gear and boots

Pricing (per person) $NZD

Type TWIN SINGLE

2019

15 Jul - 3 Oct

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$8,987

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$13,480

Departs

2019 Departures Monday & Thursday only 15 Jul - 3 Oct

Booking conditions

• It is recommended that you book a minimum of 1 night pre tour and 1 night post tour in Anchorage • 50% non-refundable deposit due prior to booking • Full payment required 75 days prior to departure • Check-in baggage allowance is limited to 22 kg per person

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.

Not included

• Gratuities • Alcoholic beverages (Guest are welcome to bring their own)