Kodiak Brown bear feeding on salmon
Kodiak Brown Bear and Wildlife Viewing: Bring your camera! Wildlife in the Kodiak area is diverse and abundant. Land mammals present include Sitka black-tailed deer, mountain goats, foxes, and of course the giant Kodiak Brown bear. Marine mammals that you might encounter include orca, gray, and humpback whales, Dall’s porpoise, Stellar sea lions, harbor seals, and sea otters. Bird species are abundant and over 200 species inhabit the area. Bald eagles and puffins are two of the most common birds that typify Kodiak and are abundant around our area.
Kodiak Brown Bears
Kodiak Brown Bears are the largest bears in the world.
Kodiak bears are exclusively on the islands in the Kodiak Archipelago and have been isolated from other bears for over 12,000 years. There are about 3,500 Kodiak bears; a density of about 0.7 bears per square mile. Large male bears are over 1,500 pounds and stand over 10 feet tall. Kodiak bears forage for food along the coast line and salmon streams.
Our clients stay in a comfortable wilderness house with home-made meals. You may watch Kodiak Brown bears or whales breaching from our wilderness ocean-front house. Guides will take clients on boat charters cruising the shore and/or hike up valleys and sport fishing streams exploring for wildlife. Every experience is unique, tailored to fit our guests’ interests, wildlife viewing desires, and take advantage of the good weather. Alaska summers are intense, with days that last into the night, thanks to the Midnight Sun.
If you’re looking for Kodiak Brown bear and wildlife viewing adventure, our Kodiak guides will take you to the most photogenic place on earth. Our experienced guides will get you up-close opportunity at Brown bear and wildlife while keeping respect for the animals’ space and not making them uncomfortable.
This is a vacation of a lifetime!
Rates: $5,500 per person based on double occupancy (5-days, 5-nights).
We accommodate a group of four guests per week. We specialize in small groups, families, and couples. Sport fishing is available with Kodiak Brown Bear and wildlife viewing tours.
Dates: mid-June - September 30.
Weekly schedule: Arrive at our Alaska Kodiak wilderness ocean-front house on Monday morning and depart camp on Saturday morning.
Includes: Expert guide service, transportation in the field via boat charter, accommodations (comfortable wilderness house), all meals, daily appetizers, packed lunches, beverages, and daily appetizers.
What to bring: Layered clothes, medium weight jacket, rain gear, gloves, hat, polarized glasses, chap-stick, bug repellant, sunscreen, rubber knee boots, cameras, binoculars, and personal gear.
Travel: Arrival/departure point is Kodiak Airport, Alaska, where you will be met at the airport by a air charter representative. Clients are responsible for commercial air travel to and from Kodiak, and follow-on air charter flight (passenger seat and gear) to Alaska Kodiak wilderness ocean-front house. We suggest you arrive 1-day in Kodiak prior to your adventure commencing, so you can pick-up any personal items, fishing license or sight-seeing around Kodiak. We assist clients in coordinating air charter service from Kodiak Airport to/from our Alaska Kodiak wilderness ocean-front house. Air charter service is determined by type of float plane (Cessna 206 or DeHavilland Beaver). Air charter flights have passenger and weight restrictions. For departure schedule, recommend 1-day in Kodiak prior to departure home. We recommend purchasing airline tickets with flexible change policies and travel insurance in the event of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances that may affect your commercial airline travel.
Does not include: Before and after trip expenses, commercial airfare, air charter passenger seat, hotel, and gratuity.
*NOTE: Prices are subject to change due to increase costs in transportation, insurance, fuel prices, and ADF&G requirements. Clients will be notified of any changes before submitting a deposit. All clients and guests are required to review and sign a Participation Agreement form prior to going on their Alaska adventures with Mike Odin’s Alaska Adventures, LLC.
If you are interested in a vacation including both Kodiak Brown bear and wildlife viewing plus sport fishing, see our sport fishing page and contact our office at 907-644-4868 for more information and availability.
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