2024 5 Days & 4 Nights

      Kodiak Brown Bear Center

      KB
      Kodiak Brown Bear Center
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      Duration: 5 days
      Group size: 2 - 4
      2024 5 Days & 4 Nights
      Kodiak Brown Bear Center

      Kodiak Brown Bear Center
      • Email address verified
      1 review

      Duration: 5 days
      Group size: 2 - 4

      About this trip

      This package will be a 5 day & 4 night package with an estimated 11am AST departure from Kodiak to Camp Island via a 45 minute float plane ride, times subject to vary, please verify times upon booking.  This adventure offers visitors unparalleled access and opportunities to observe and study these legendary bears in their natural habitat and surroundings from viewing areas strategically located in the field as well as from a 30' catamaran.

      Please be aware that Kodiak has very inclement weather at times and you can often experience delays that are uncontrollable due to weather.  Be sure to allow yourself enough time to catch your float plane charters and times may be slightly altered if weather the was bad the day before or the weather is expected to change to insure everyone gets where they need to be safely.

      What to Expect

       On the day of Departure you will leave from Trident Float Plane basin in the City of Kodiak for a 45 minute float plane ride for some of the most breath taking scenery of everything from the wildlife, rugged mountains, to all the surrounding and inland waters that Kodiak has to offer on your way to KBBC.

      Once at the KBBC Campus, your daily schedule may vary depending on bear movement & activities. 

      A typical day will consist of two outings, morning and afternoon. During these outings, you’ll receive an orientation and safety briefing from your guide. You’ll then board our catamaran which will take you to one of our three prime bear viewing locations. Each location has a different level of difficulty to access via a hike over uneven terrain. If you have any physical limitations, please inform us so we can choose the bear viewing location that will best meet your needs.

      Your private guest cabin has 24-hour electricity, full bathroom facilities with hot running water, towels, toiletries, wireless internet access, and a deck overlooking the Karluk Lake.

      All meals are provided during your stay. 

      We encourage guests to use the included Guest Registration form to inform us of any dietary restrictions so we may accommodate your needs to the best of our abilities.

      At the conclusion of your stay, our float plane service will take you back to Kodiak, where you will get one last scenic view of the island.

      What to Bring

       Guests are limited to 50 pounds each for their luggage You should plan tobring:

      Clothing:

      *Shoes/slippers for Bear Den area outside shoes not allowed*

      Dress in layers

      Hats, gloves

      Sunglasses

      Waterproof hiking boots *

      Equipment:

      Camera

      Tripod

      Zoom lenses

      Spare batteries / chargers

      Misc.

      Insect repellant / sun screen

      Alcoholic Beverages

      Prescription medications

      *ITEMS LISTED ABOVE ARE SUGGESTIONS FOR YOUR COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE. THE KBBC PROVIDES

      RAINGEAR & CALF-HIGH WATERPROOF BOOTS, HOWEVER YOU ARE WELCOME TO BRING YOUROWN.

      Guests should not bring:

      Animals (dogs & cats)

      Illegal drugs

      Location

      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 our 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.  

      Lat/Long 57.36525, -154.02736

      What’s included

      • Exclusivity
        Get exclusive and propietary access to over 112,000 privately owned acres with the Refuge
      • Roundtrip Float Plane
        Roundtrip flights from Kodiak to the Kodiak Brown Bear Center on Karluk Lake
      • Orientation
        You will receive a welcome and safety orientation upon your arrival at KBBC
      • Guides
        Daily Guided Kodiak Brown Bear Viewing
      • Accommodations
        Deluxe cabins with private bath and high end interior finishes
      • Meals
        All meals during stay
      • Gratuity
        Is in included at $330 per person double occupancy rates apply

      What’s not included

      • Alcohol
        Spirits/Beer/Wine
      • Ground Transportation
        Ground Transportation to and from Air Charter

      Available Packages

      Trip Price
      $8,420
      Deposit: $3,420
      Single occupancy
      $12,630
      Deposit: $4,230
      Double Occupancy
      $8,420
      Deposit: $3,420


      Itinerary

      Day 1
      Arrival Day

       On your departure day from Kodiak you will 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 will settle into your comfortable & well-appointed cabin for your first overnight stay at the Kodiak Brown Bear Center 

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      Reviews

      The Kodiak Brown Bear Center FAR exceeded even our highest expectations! The staff and guides were so fun and knowledgeable, the cabin accommodations were very cute and comfortable with everything you could need, and the food was INCREDIBLE! The bears were very active and amazing to watch, especially Mama Lizzy and her two cubs! The family style meals, the banya (and lake jumps), and the friends we met during our stay made for an outstanding total experience - I'd recommend KBBC to anyone and everyone, you won't regret it!
      By Rachel P for 2023 4 Days & 3 Nights current season on Aug 02, 2023