Kodiak Brown Bear Centre
Alaska's premier bear viewing destination, the Kodiak Brown Bear Centre offers a true Alaskan adventure: outstanding bear viewing, without boardwalks or large groups of tourists.
The Kodiak Brown Bear Centre 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 and opportunities to observe and study these legendary bears in their natural habitat and 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.
Day 1: Kodiak > Kodiak Brown Bear Centre 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. The lake has over 30 miles of shoreline with countless tributaries creating one of the richest and highest salmon concentrations on Kodiak. This adventure offers visitors unparalleled access and opportunities to observe and study these legendary bears in their natural habitat and surroundings from viewing areas strategically located in the field as well as from the 30' aluminum catamaran. After a safety orientation and 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 and well-appointed cabin for your first overnight stay at the Kodiak Brown Bear Centre.
Day 2: Kodiak Brown Bear Centre After breakfast you'' embark on another day of guided bear viewing to one of three prime viewing areas and enjoy a scenic wildlife tour of the 36 square mile Karluk Lake aboard their heated catamaran vessel. All guest cabins are directly at the water's edge and each cabin has a private outdoor deck where bears and other wildlife can often be seen as well. Lunch and dinner included with another night in your deluxe and well-appointed cabin at the Kodiak Brown Bear Centre.
Day 3: Kodiak Brown Bear Centre 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.
Day 4: Kodiak Brown Bear Centre > Kodiak 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.
• 3 night's accommodation • Round-trip floatplane flight Kodiak City > Kodiak Brown Bear Centre • Transfers and transport • Daily guided bear viewing excursions • Orientation and interpretive program • Rain gear and boots • All meals during stay.
Pricing (per person) $NZD
Mondays & Thursday 22 Jul - 11 Oct
2021 Mondays & Thursday 22 Jul - 11 Oct