Join us for a cook inlet bear tour



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There aren’t many places on the planet where you can observe brown bears up close in their natural habitat. Alaska is one of them, and a fly-out bear viewing trip from River Rock Lodge is the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity you’ve been waiting for! Give us a call and let’s go see some bears!

Trip Outline

Summer 2023 Alaska Bear Viewing Trips are Filling Up Fast!

Arrive at River Rock Lodge 25 Minute Flight Across the Cook Inlet Hop in the River Rock Lodge Boat Enjoy Bear Viewing from the Boat → 25 Minute Flight back to River Rock Lodge

Great trips happen when all the details are taken care of. From when to come, what to bring, what add-on, and more, we’ve got you covered! River Rock Lodge is family owned and operated by full-time Alaskans, and we know that for most of our visitors, catching a glimpse of one of nature’s great predators is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We’re here to make your Alaskan experience unforgettable – so get in touch and let’s go bear viewing!




$550 per person up to three people $1100 for one person

Departure Times

9:00am 2:00pm

Departure Location

River Rock Lodge

Bear Viewing Location

West Side of Cook Inlet

Accommodation Style

River Rock LodgeNo Accomodation Necessary

Activity Level




Sure you can! We make it easy to plan a worry-free Alaska bear viewing experience by combining our insider Alaska knowledge with your personal preferences. Feel free to get in touch with any questions you have so that we can help you personalize your experience – from Halibut fishing in Homer to glacier hiking in Seward to fishing the mighty Kenai right from your cabin, the options are endless- just get in touch! Of course, we will always discount guests who want to bundle lodging, a rental car, and/or other fishing/sightseeing trips.
Absolutely! We can take big groups, but they will need to split up as we are a small company and specialize in quality one-on-one tours. Give us a call and let us know what you’re thinking and we can make it happen for your group!
Staying at River Rock Lodge is not a requirement to take part in our Cook Inlet bear tour – no matter where you’re staying, you’re always welcome on one of our fly-out trips! Visitors who are staying with us, however, receive special discounts – so if you want to package accommodation and your fly-out trip, let us know!
Cancellations for our fly-out trips can be made up to 24 hours in advance. In those cases we will issue a full refund minus our $30 booking fee. For inclement weather or mechanical problems, we will happily offer a full refund if there are no available dates/times to make up your trip.
While we can’t guarantee sightings of any kind, many of our guests get the opportunity to see different types of birds, moose, wolves, otters, beavers, seals. As for bears, you can expect brown bears, but you might also see black bears – so be on the lookout!
You don’t need much – just be sure you check the weather and come prepared for anything. We recommend bringing a rain jacket even if it looks like it’s going to be good weather – you never know in Alaska! And most importantly, don’t forget your camera!
We do all of our bear watching from a boat just a few feet offshore – this is the safest way to view the bears and is less disruptive to the wildlife. Watching from the boat gives visitors a unique view of Alaskan bears in the wild. Plus, shooting photos offers you the great backdrop of the mountains, glaciers, and forests of the West side of the Cook Inlet! Only a few fly-out bear viewing operators on the Kenai Peninsula offer boat-based viewing, and our visitors love it!

Check Out Our Fly-Out Bear Viewing VIDEO

Ready to book your fly-out bear viewing trip in summer 2023?
Call 907-741-7562 or 907-953-3608 today!


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