Redoubt Bay Lodge Bear Viewing
Things to remember
Check in: Please check in at our Lake Hood Office 30 minutes prior to departure. For safety of weight and balance of the plane, we will need accurate weights of individuals or of the entire group.
Parking: There is free, although limited parking at the Rust Office. You will need to leave your car keys with the office. Rust’s also picks up from major hotels. You are welcome to leave baggage at the Rust office at no additional charge.
What to bring: Dress comfortably and in layers; Alaska weather can change dramatically. A sunny and warm day in Anchorage can turn windy, rainy, and cool in the National Park. Please bring prescription medications.
Other information: Katmai National Park is in a remote area accessible only by plane so many of the common expectations of “civilization” are not available. You should bring essential medications with you and not plan plane connections on the same day of this trip. Additionally, if visiting Katmai is extremely important to you, please allow time in your schedule for possible rescheduling of this trip. Rust's flies through two mountain passes to reach Katmai and this trip does sometimes cancel due to weather.
$645 plus 3% transportation fee and a $6.65 Borough and State Tax per person - 6 hours. Flight times, departure and arrival times may vary.
Morning departure: 8 am; returns 2:30 pm
Afternoon departure: 12:30 pm; returns 7:00 pm
Bear Viewing in Lake Clark National Park
View Alaska black and brown bears in their natural habitat on a guided, fly-out Alaska bear watching trip at Redoubt Bay Lodge, a small rustic hand made lodge situated in a 171,000-acre critical habitat area.
Redoubt Bay Lodge is located 70 miles southwest of Anchorage near the beautiful entrance of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. Redoubt Bay is home to one of the most concentrated and viewable bear populations in the state of Alaska. As your Alaska bear watching trip begins, bear viewing is from a covered pontoon boat with our experienced naturalist guides through the chain of Big River Lakes, host to sockeye and Coho salmon runs and popular feeding site for resident bear.
This bear viewing location does attract quite a few fishermen as well as bears. This bear viewing trip is an easy day trip from Anchorage to the Redoubt Bay Critical Habitat Area. Enjoy a half-day trip with morning or afternoon departures, approximately 6 1/2 hours (extended and overnight packages are available). A hot lunch served in the main lodge is included in the price.
Depart from Lake Hood, the world’s busiest floatplane harbor and fly southwest over Cook Inlet and the western edge of the Kenai Peninsula to the foothills of the Lake Clark National Park. During the flight, your pilot will share information on scenic highlights, while flying low enough to spot Alaska wildlife. You may also fly over Cook Inlet, spotting for Beluga whales. Your pilot will pick the best route for the weather conditions and scenic possibilities.
The Redoubt Bay Bear Viewing Experience:
- Intimate, 50 minute scenic flightseeing tour from Anchorage
- Redoubt Bay Field Guide with bear, flora and fauna facts
- Homemade lunch in the cozy, rustic Redoubt Bay Lodge
- Interactive experience with Alaska natural history guides
- Alaska brown and black bear watching via covered pontoon boat
- Countless photo ops!
- Morning and afternoon departures available
The Alaska Bear Watching Tour in Redoubt Bay includes:
- A window seat and 2-way headset
- Extensive knowledge (and personality) of an Alaska bush pilot
- Rust’s meticulous attention to comfort and safety
- Summertime courtesy shuttle from the Anchorage airport and from many Anchorage hotels
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