Please note that this program is not available
on a daily basis! It is only available with start days as follows:
days/3 nights package can only be started on Mondays or Thursdays (July 28 to
Oct 6, 2014)
- 5 days/4 nights package can only be started on Thursdays or
Sundays (July 31 to Oct 5, 2014)
- 8 days/7 nights package can only be
started on Sundays (Aug 3 to Sept 28, 2014)
The Kodiak Brown
Bear Center is situated on a 50 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 opportunities to observe bears in their natural surroundings
from viewing platforms strategically located in the field as well as boats or
kayaks to cruise along the lake. 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 and
There is a good chance to see the bears
from mid July through September as the area is great habitat for sows and
cubs. However, starting August 1st the bear concentration is at its peak due to
salmon runs entering the river systems throughout the region and this
increases the chance to see the bigger male bears called boars. The absolute
best bear viewing times are August 15 to October. In addition to wildlife
viewing, fishing is available for a variety of salmon and for lake trout.
Steelhead fishing is available in October.
The facilities include 6 newly
constructed, deluxe cabins with private bath and high end interior finishes
including bamboo and tile flooring. Other amenities include robes, slippers,
toiletries and daily room service plus high speed WI-FI and telephone. The
guest cabins are directly at the water's edge and each cabin has a private
outdoor deck where bears and other wildlife can often be seen made to
accommodate the days activities. Please note that alcoholic beverages will not
be available but guests are welcome to bring their own.
Guided bear viewing including boat
transportation, guided or independent hiking or kayaking, trout or salmon
fishing, interpretive programs. A sauna offers relaxation after a day of
activities! Some gear including rain gear and boots are provided .
- Booking requirements: we require following information for each
traveler at time of reservation: Full name including middle name(s),
gender, date of birth and body weight.
- Weather delays: As weather can delay the departure or
the return flight, please plan extra weather window days after this program!
REFUND / CANCELLATION
The 50% deposit is non-refundable
60 to 0 days prior to lodge stay date:
Due to limited availability and a
short operating season, stays at the Kodiak Brown Bear Center are
non-refundable if cancelled within 60 days, even if weather or
other reason beyond the center's control delays or prevents you getting to the
center on the day scheduled. Payments for the center portion of the tour
can be applied to a future trip; however, this does not include airfare to
Kodiak Island if used.