Kodiak Brown Bear Centre

Kodiak Brown Bear Centre

4, 5 and 8 Days Roundtrip Kodiak

Price from$6,883

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 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 Centre map

Sample 4 Day Itinerary

Day 1: Kodiak > Kodiak Brown Bear Centre On arrival in Kodiak you will be met for transfer to a floatplane 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 the Kodiak Brown Bear Centre

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 Centre 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 the Kodiak Brown Bear Centre

Day 3: Plus 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.

Overnight at the Kodiak Brown Bear Centre

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 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 Centre • Ground transfer in Kodiak • Accommodation • All meals during stay • Daily guided bear viewing • Orientation and interpretive porgrammes • Rain gear and boots

Pricing (per person) $AUD

Type TWIN SINGLE

2017

4 Day/3 Night package

24 Jul - 16 Oct

5 Day/4 Night package

24 Jul - 15 Oct

8 Day/7 Night package

24 Jul - 12 Oct

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$6,883

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$8,323

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$12,483

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$10,325

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$12,483

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$18,725

Departs

2017 Departures 4 Days/3 Nights 24 Jul - 16 Oct (Monday and Thursday only) 5 Days/4 Nights 24 Jul - 15 Oct (Thursday and Sunday only) 8 Days/7 Nights 24 Jul- 12 Oct (Sunday, Monday and Thursday only)

Booking conditions

• It is recommended that you book a minimum of 1 night pre tour and 1 night post tour in Anchorage • A copy of client's passport is required at time of booking • Due to the size of the plane, your weight must be advised at time of booking • 50% deposit due at time of booking. • This tour is best suited for people 18 years and older. Younger children would be accommodated on a case by case basis only. • Cancellations 60 days and under are non-refundable.

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.

Not included

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