LODGE INFORMATION AND
Location / Lodge setting: Located in Big River Lakes
and boundaries of the Redoubt Bay Critical Habitat Area, Redoubt Bay Lodge is
only an approx. 1 hour float plane flight away from Anchorage (across
the Cook Inlet). Because Redoubt Bay is one of the easiest and closest
accessible location for bear viewing from Anchorage and also the Kenai
Peninsula, Redoubt Bay can be very popular. It also is a popular for sport
fishermen. It fits well with itineraries starting/ending in Anchorage and
provides a great opportunity for bear viewing. Overnight guests will enjoy
more privacy in the evening; rewind, relax, and get spoiled by professional
staff and delicious cuisine!
Accommodation: The lodge can accommodate up to 12
guests in 3 guest cabins. The oldest cabin has a small common area with
wood burning stove and 2 separate bedrooms; one with 1 queen size bed and the
other one with 1 queen size bed and 2 sets of bunk beds. The other 2
cabins are one-room cabins and are best suited for 2 adults (each has 1 queen
size bed). One of the 2 cabins has a very small single bed (best suited
for one child). All cabins are very tastefully furnished and decorated
and give a little rustic yet very comfortable feeling, surrounded by amazing
nature. Each cabin has a private bath with flush toilet and simple
Meals: The lodge chefs prepare delicious 3-course dinners
from fresh ingredients. Breakfast is eggs or French toast, giving a good
start for the day's activities. Lunch is a lighter meal, often soup/salad
and a small sandwich. Fresh baked goodies are available throughtout the
day. Special dietary needs can only be accommodated with advance
Activities: Bear viewing especially in July is the
main activity for guests (remember also attraction for fishermen). Bears
sighted could be brown as well as black bears. Besides bears, other wildlife can
be spotted in the area such as different birds, bald eagles and even harbor
seals! Guests explore the area by boat or skiff primarily. Kayaks are available
for guest's use. Fishing is also offered. All activities are guided!
helicopter is positioned to offer guests even more activity options. Great
hiking opportunities and more amazing scenery is waiting for guests -
helicopter tours are optional and at additional charge.
Day 1/Arrival: Transfer on your own from your Anchorage
hotel to the Lake Hood seaplane base. Depart Anchorage at 12:30pm (12:30H) and enjoy a scenic 45 min to 1-hour flight to the foothills of the Aleutian Range. Upon arrival at the lodge, you will be met by your experienced nature guide who will provide an orientation about the surrounding wilderness. Then you start your activities, like a guided bear viewing tour by pontoon boat. In the evening enjoy appetizers and a delicious dinner. After dinner, your guide might take you out for another bear viewing tour or just relax at the lodge and enjoy the quiet nature surroundings. Overnight
at Redoubt Bay Lodge
Day 2/Departure: This morning start with a great breakfast and then enjoy more activities until you fly back to Anchorage around mid-day.
If you stay
longer: guided activities such as kayaking, fishing, exploring by boat
for wildlife, or more bear viewing are included.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please
note that each stay is based on 24 hour periods. Please plan an overnight in
Anchorage before and after the lodge stay.