Redoubt Bay Bear Viewing
(Aug 1 - Sep 1)
If you happen to be in or around Anchorage during the month of August, this is a must-do experience! During this month the bear viewing is excellent, which is why Rusts Flying Service offers Natural History Day Tours of the area, giving guests one of the absolute best opportunities to view both black and brown bears in their natural habitat!
To start out this amazing 6-hour tour your group will fly just southwest of Anchorage in a seaplane, the round trip to Redoubt Bay Lodge included in the total cost of the tour (around $700 total). Once there, lakeside near the entrance to the Lake Clark Wilderness Preserve, you will receive a detailed orientation on bears, safety, and the environment from an expert. Then you will hop on board a boat and travel to bear country itself, a massive 171,000 acres of critical bear habitat. Be sure to bring your binoculars or camera (or both) so you can get a close-up view of a local bear resident fishing for salmon streamside (if you’re lucky). After you’ve had your fill of bear viewing you will get your fill of delicious local foods as your group will have an executive chef prepared lunch back at the lodge, the absolute best way to end such an amazing tour.
These tours begin either at 8 am and end at 2:30 pm, or begin at 12:30 pm and end at 7 pm and provide one of the absolute best ways to see wildlife in Alaska so you won’t want to pass it up!