Bear Viewing

Alaska is home to over 98 percent of our country’s brown bear population with Kodiak having more than it’s fair share. Bear viewing from Kodiak Island Resort takes you to some of the best and most spectacular locations to view Kodiak Brown Bears anywhere.

Kodiak Island, Alaska Viewing bears in their natural habitat at Kodiak Island Resort is a truly awesome experience.

Grizzlies and brown bears are part of the same Alaska bear family. The term brown bear is usually given to bears that reside in Alaska coastal areas, while grizzlies usually reside inland. Kodiak brown bears tend to be larger than grizzlies due to a more abundant supply of protein to eat such as salmon.

Our bear viewing trips often travel by bush plane or boat from our lodge in Larsen Bay to either Halo Bay, in Katmai National Park, or to the Frazier River in the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. All of our trips trips offer excellent opportunities to see a heavy concentration of bears, and many times no other people around, other than your party. Our guides know the best places that are off the beaten path. We also see bears, almost daily, around the lodge or foraging along the shorelines and often near where we fish.

At the Frazier watch bears congregate in the river to feed on the seasonal returns of sockeye and Pink Salmon. The Halo Bay adventure has bears digging clams in tidal flats as well as foraging along the coastline and expansive tidal planes. Both trips also provide the opportunity to see some of the world’s most spectacular country from the air.

A bear viewing trip from our lodge is a truly an experience that will be remembered for a lifetime.