Alaska Bear Viewing at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park gives you the world famous views of Grizzly Bears catching wild salmon as they stand atop a waterfall. There is no picture quite like it. Brooks Falls bear viewing is the true definition of a wilderness destination. It is located in the heart of Katmai National Park in south west Alaska. This one of a kind bear habitat is sure to please whoever visits.
Alaska Bear Viewing Tour: Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park
Your Katmai Bear Viewing Adventure Begins when you depart Anchorage on one of our aircraft and head south along the Cook Inlet. Depending on weather and availability, you will either fly direct to Katmai via floatplane, or you will take a much faster twin engine Piper Navajo to the town of King Salmon, switch to a floatplane, and then continue on to Brooks Falls. Either way, your flight time will be equal; around 2.5 hours.
This scenic flight takes you on a route by 2 active volcanoes, numerous salmon streams, and glaciers on your way to Lake Clark Pass – a mountain pass used by bush pilots for years to get back and forth across the Alaska Range. Fly through this crack in the mountains and spot for sheep on the mountain sides.
Landing at Katmai you begin to see why Brown Bears choose to make this place their home. Salmon streams, mountain backdrops, large lakes, and thick forests surround you on this excursion. After getting out of the plane you will go through a quick bear orientation with one of the park rangers. From there it is off to explore this bear country. A short walk through the park to a bear viewing platform which will provide you with shots of a lifetime of bears catching salmon as they make their way up Brooks Falls. After you spend a few hours bear viewing a hearty pack lunch will be served, and then it is back out to catch these bears in action.
Please Contact Us today to book your Bear Viewing Tour of Katmai National Park.
Katmai National Park Bear Viewing Details
Total Duration: 10 Hours
Cost: $895.00 per person
Dates of Operation: July 1st – July 31st
Landing:Brooks Lake or Naknek Lake
Seating: 5 – 6 Passengers per aircraft
Brooks Falls Itinerary
|Depart Anchorage||7:30 AM|
|Land at Katmai||10:45 AM|
|Bear Orientation||11:00 AM|
|Bear Viewing||11:00 AM|
|Bear Viewing||12:45 PM|
|Depart Katmai||2:30 PM|
|Land at Anchorage||5:45 PM|
What to Bring and Wear:
- Comfortable Shoes – These do not have to be hiking shoes, but no open toed sandals.
- Layered Clothing – Always be ready for any temperature range, bring a rain shell in case of rain
Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park Bear Viewing Peak Times
July 1st – July 31st (peak) & Sept. 1 – Sept. 30th (depending on the salmon runs)
Bear Viewing Facts:
- Male Brown Bears weigh 300 – 850 lbs
- Female Brown Bears weigh 200 – 400 lbs
- Bears usually live 20 – 25 years
- Brown Bears can run up to 35 mph