Join us for a cook inlet bear tour

2-3

hours

starting from
$550
per person

5 out of 5 stars

(13 reviews)

Join us for a BEAR VIEWING TRIP TO BROOKS FALLS

7-8

hours

starting from
$1,175
per person

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3-Hour FLY-OUT BEAR VIEWING ON THE KENAI PENINSULA

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!

400 Floatplane Rd, Kenai, AK

Arrive at Kenai Float Plane Pond  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 Kenai

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!

We can take up to 6 people in one flight. Bigger groups up to 11 will have to be done in 2 trips.

HALF-DAY COOK INLET BEAR VIEWING

Availability

JunJulAug

Price

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

Departure Times

9:00am 2:00pm

Departure Location

Depart from the floatplane pond at 400 Floatplane Rd, Kenai, AK

Bear Viewing Location

West Side of Cook Inlet

Accommodation Style

River Rock LodgeNo Accomodation Necessary

Activity Level

Easy

WHAT YOU’LL LOVE ABOUT THIS TRIP

COMMON QUESTIONS

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.
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 must be made at least 10 days before check-in. 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!

 

Worried about getting cold on the boat? Don’t worry, we have a heater onboard to keep you warm.

ALL-DAY BROOKS FALLS FLY-OUT TRIP

Experience an unforgettable Alaskan adventure! A float plane trip to Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park is a bucket list experience for any wildlife enthusiast. It’s an all-day trip that you’ll never forget!

Summer 2023 Alaska Bear Viewing Trips are Filling Up Fast!

Arrive at Kenai Float Plane Pond  1.6hr Flight Across the Cook Inlet  Bear Viewing at Brooks Falls → 1.6hr Flight back to Kenai

Trip Details

The 7-8 hour adventure begins with a one-way flight leaving from the Kenai Airport float pond (Address: 400 Floatplane Rd. Kenai, AK). During your approximately 1.6hr flight, we’ll cross the Cook Inlet and view active volcanoes and magnificent glaciers.

 

Our float plane can seat up to 6 adults, 7 if there’s small children.

 

The highlight of this trip is the opportunity to witness brown bears in their natural habitat. Brook’s Falls is one of the best locations in the world to observe these magnificent creatures in action. During the summer months, the bears gather at the falls to feed on the salmon that swim upstream. It’s a thrilling sight to watch the bears as they catch the fish with their powerful jaws and claws. 

 

To make the most of the trip, it is recommended to bring warm clothing, rain gear, and sturdy shoes. It is also a good idea to bring a camera and binoculars to capture the stunning views and the wildlife. Visitors should be prepared for the possibility of encountering bears and should follow all safety guidelines provided by the park rangers.

 

In addition to the bears, the park is also home to other wildlife, such as eagles, otters, moose and wolves. The scenery is breathtaking, with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers.

ALL-DAY BROOKS FALLS BEAR VIEWING

Availability

JunJulAug

Price

$1,175 per person

Departure Times

9:00am

Departure Location

Depart from the floatplane pond at 400 Floatplane Rd, Kenai, AK

Bear Viewing Location

Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park

Accommodation Style

River Rock LodgeNo Accomodation Necessary

Activity Level

Easy

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!

Join us for a cook inlet bear tour

2-3

hours

starting from
$550
per person

5 out of 5 stars

(13 reviews)

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