Alaska's Top 10 Bear Viewing Tours | Grizzly Bear Viewing Lodges | Alaska Wildlife Viewing Tour Packages

The pristine wilderness of Alaska is the last vestige of thriving populations of North American wildlife. Where else can you see polar bears, bald eagles, orca and humpback whales, gray wolves, grizzly bears, lynx, moose, and hundreds of other rare and endangered bird species in their original and undisturbed natural habitats other than in Alaska ? The state provides some of the world's most spectacular wildlife viewing and is internationally recognized as the naturalist's paradise with the highest brown - and grizzly bear density in the world. Join us on one of our wildlife observation tours with daily departures from Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Soldotna or Homer, to view the legendary "bruins" up-close-and-personal at Lake Clark National Park and along it's rugged and remote coastline, at Katmai National Park with the famous Brooks River, within the Kodiak Island National Wildlife Refuge, around Pack Creek at Admiralty Island in southeast Alaska or very easily within Denali National Park. Stay in comfortable wilderness camps and remote lodges, enjoy unlimited photo opportunities, guided wildlife viewing and the personal service.

Tour WV#01: Lake Clark Bear Viewing Day Tour
Location: Lake Clark, Katmai Coast 
From | to:  Fly-in from Homer 

Lake Clark National Park and Katmai Coast are a popular area for grizzly bear viewing and photography. Fly from Homer across Kachemak Bay and follow the lush green coastline of the Alaska Peninsula. Lake Clark and Katmai are the habitat of one of the largest natural concentrations of brown bears in the world and we can guarantee 100% bear viewing. Naturalist guides are sharing their knowledge about bears, a safety orientation and are experienced working in a wilderness environment.  

Tour WV#02: Brooks Falls / Brooks Lodge Bear Viewing 
Location: Katmai National Park
From | to: Fly-in from Anchorage

Brooks Lodge in Katmai National Park offers Alaska's most popular bear viewing location. Fly in for a full day or multi day trip from Anchorage. Katmai National Park is located on the northeast coast of the Alaska Peninsula. Among all his diversity, the park boasts the largest population (more than 2.000) of protected brown bears in the world. Many visitors are concentrating their activities along Brooks River, where brown bear congregate to feed on sockeye salmon as they pass upstream. Two bear viewing platforms are located right above Brooks Falls.

Tour WV#03: Pack Creek Alaska Bear Viewing Day Tour  
Location: Admiralty Island, Southeast Alaska
From | to: Fly-in from Juneau

Admiralty Island, also known as the "Fortress of the Bears" is the location for some of the finest brown bear viewing in Southeast Alaska and Juneau is the perfect basecamp from which to launch your adventure of a lifetime. Admiralty Island is home to one of the world's highest density of brown bears. Approximately one million acres or 1,600 square miles of wilderness provides a home to approximately 1600 bears. Our packages include fly-outs and guided bear viewing. Combine your tour with wilderness canoeing, superb fishing and hiking opportunities.

Tour WV#04: Silver Salmon Creek Lodge 
Location: Lake Clark National Park
From | to: Fly-in from Anchorage, Homer, Soldotna

At Silver Salmon Creek Lodge the landscape, wildlife and outdoor opportunities combine to offer visitors a true sense of Alaskan wilderness, with towering volcanic mountains forming an immediate backdrop to the tidal marshes, streams and pristine salt-water bays which comprise the coastline of Lake Clark. Silver Salmon Creek Lodge is a premier vacation destination for wildlife photography, world-class sport fishing and bear viewing and under the same management since 1983. This is our most exclusive package with only few guests.

Tour WV#05: Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge
Location: Kenai Fjords National Park
From | to: Boat Transfer from Seward

Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge is the only wilderness lodge within magnificent Kenai Fjords National Park. A stay at the exclusive lodge is for sure a unique and memorable Alaska vacation experience. Nestled within a Native-owned wildlife sanctuary on the edge of a protected lagoon, Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge and guest cabins enjoy stunning views of Pedersen Glacier. You'll be entertained by the playful harbor seals and otters in the lagoon, awestruck by the distant sound of a calving tidewater glacier at the wild beauty of this seacoast paradise.

Tour WV#06: Polar Bear Viewing Alaska Tour 
Kaktovik, Beaufort Sea
From | to: Fly-in from Fairbanks

Our Arctic Air custom expedition departs from Fairbanks and you arrive at one of several Inupiat Eskimo Villages on the shores of Alaska's Beaufort Sea - 250 miles North of the Arctic Circle. We use several Polar Bear viewing locations for our tours and local Eskimos advise us to choose the best destinations. We have seen as many as 20 bears at a time. A few polar bears stay year round but the highest concentrations are in August and September. These custom tours are designed for the highly individual traveler and avid wildlife enthusiasts.

Tour WV#06: Redoubt Mountain Lodge
Lake Clark National Park
From | to: Fly-in from Anchorage, Soldotna, Homer

The Redoubt Mountain Lodge is located on the shores of the glacier-fed Crescent Lake within the heart of beautiful Lake Clark National Park. Named for the 10,197 foot peak - Redoubt Volcano - in clear view only 8 miles away. Being the only lodge and privately owned property within a 25-mile radius, Redoubt Mountain Lodge offers a truly remote Alaskan wilderness vacation experience. The variety of outdoor activities include: kayaking, hiking, world-class salmon fishing, amazing bear viewing and wildlife photography.

Tour WV#06: Katmai Wilderness Lodge
Kodiak Island, Katmai National Park
From | to: Fly-in from Anchorage, Soldotna, Homer

Katmai Wilderness Lodge - located west of Kodiak Island - on a private property at the rugged eastern coastline of Katmai National Park at Kukak Bay which extends from the mouth of the Kamishak River in Kamishak Bay to Cape Kubugakli in Shelikof Strait. The area is very secluded and the lodge accommodates only a total of 12 customers at one time. Excellent professionally guided brown bear viewing along the streams or beaches and outstanding wildlife photography opportunities.

Tour WV#06: Pack Creek Bear Viewing (Kayak Tour)
Admiralty Island
From | to: Fly-in from Juneau

Fly by floatplane to Admiralty Island, home to the largest concentration of brown bears in the world. Kayak along the shore at Windfall Island and/or Pack Creek, the world-famous brown bear sanctuary. Explore Admiralty Island along the awe-inspiring Inside Passage. With the snow-capped Chilkat Mountains as a backdrop, you may see bald eagles, sea birds, seals and the occasional whale in the waters north of Juneau. Camp near the bear viewing areas for up-close-and-personal encounters.

Tour WV#06: Camp Denali
Denali National Park
From | to: Fly, Drive, Train from Anchorage, Talkeetna, Fairbanks

Denali is six million acres of wild land, bisected by one ribbon of road. Travelers along it see the relatively low-elevation taiga forest give way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains. The parks dynamic glaciated landscape supports a diversity of wildlife with grizzly bears, fox, caribou, wolves, Dall sheep and moose. Visitors enjoy sightseeing, backpacking and mountaineering. Whether climbing or admiring, the crowning jewel of North America’s highest peak is the awe inspiring 20,320 foot Mount Denali.