This is our most popular combination of fishing and wildlife adventures! It is the most complete Alaskan Experience with action-filled days that include national parks, wilderness bear-viewing, Denali, glaciers & whales and world-class salmon, trout and halibut fishing. We call it ultimate for a reason!
The perfect combination of world Class sport fishing and incredible wildlife viewing. You’ll spend 3 or 4 days enjoying our world class guided fishing, plus add an overnight at our own award winning Bearcamp*, Alaska's #1 glacier cruise and a spectacular mountain flight seeing trip, all in one amazing trip.
Arrive in Anchorage and transfer to your hotel. No meals.
7:30 am pickup at your Anchorage hotel, followed by an incredibly scenic 135 mile trip to Great Alaska. Following orientation and lunch, it’s on to the plane for a 50 minute bush flight to Bearcamp. Spend the day with the royalty of Alaskan wildlife. Overnight in double occupancy weather-port tent/cabins.
Wake on your own schedule to hot coffee and spectacular wilderness. Watch the big bruins with their cubs in a stunning backdrop of glacial peaks. Perhaps a discussion with a homesteader over the evening fire or a beach walk with the guides will be another highlight of your all too short stay in the incredible wilderness of Alaska.
Your final day in the wilderness. Spend the morning enjoying hot coffee with your new outdoor friends as they wander about the meadow working to put on the coat of fat they will need for the coming winter. After lunch you'll board the bushplane for a return flight to the main lodge. Settle into your riverfront room and enjoy happy hour, dinner and evening activities.
Today enjoy salmon fishing on a power boat. Two to four anglers per boat will drift, plug, and cast for the world’s largest Kings, Silvers, Sockeye and Pinks. (Five Day Trips depart the lodge at 2:30 pm). You may choose to hike to a waterfall with leaping salmon or kayak a meandering Wildlife Refuge stream. Return to lodge in afternoon for a well-deserved nap before happy hour.
Leave the rods at camp to enjoy Alaska's top single day cruise in the spectacular Kenai Fjords National Park. Orca, Gray whales, Humpbacks, Sea Otters, Puffin and a myriad of sea birds call this amazing fjord home during the summer, along with thousands of other species. (Hardcore fishermen may choose a day of halibut fishing offshore rather than the cruise).
Fly-out fishing adds another dimension to the Alaska experience and often can provide a special angling experience. We will choose hot spots for the peak of a Salmon run on each day’s adventure. Typical fly-outs allow for a little extra morning sleep prior to departure and get you back in time for happy hour. Six-day trips will feature day 8 of this itinerary and return to the lodge in time for a 2:30 check out.
More fishing! Depending on your preference, you may go for the worlds's largest king salmon in a power boat or shore fish for feisty Sockeye salmon with spinning or fly rods. You may also choose to hike to a waterfall with leaping salmon or kayak a meandering Wildlife Refuge stream). Return to lodge in afternoon.
Your final day allows you to choose from a wonderful waterfall hike or target one last day of salmon or trout fishing on the river. Return to the lodge at noon and check out at 2:30. Return to Anchorage via Commuter flight or Floatplane directly from the lodge (air transfers not included).
This itinerary is available from June 1 to September 15. Contact an iExplore Adventure Consultant for details.
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All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.
Prices displayed are based on the lowest season base price and assume double occupancy. Prices are shown in U.S. dollars and may or may not include administrative fees, taxes, meals, airfare (where applicable) and Single Supplements. Cancellation penalties, blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.
Options and Extras
We have chosen to travel to remote locations so that you may experience the true Alaskan Wilderness... you will experience both the comfort of the lodge and the native splendor of the unspoiled Alaskan country. Your clothing should reflect this as well. Lightweight, pack able clothing that dries quickly is a must. Don't pack heavy- pack smart! The general idea is to be able to get your gear into one soft-sided duffel and one mid-size day pack. Start with good "new generation" long underwear, add pants, shorts and finish off with a good gore-tex style rain suit. (Latex or nylon will work in a pinch but perspiration is often a problem). Good footwear is also a must; plan on water resistant, high top hiking shoes with a solid sole and good tread.
Airline tickets and/or confirmations; Photo ID and credit card. Small bills for tipping.
Be sure to have a mid-sized day pack for excursions and day trips. You will be able to leave any larger bags at the lodge.
A few light weight, easily washable items for travel and daily wear. Supplex is a great new fabric that wears well, stays neat and packs incredibly. Note: an inexpensive laundry service is provided, so you can keep what you have to pack and carry to a minimum.
Waterproof, breathable rain jacket and pants.
Sturdy, lightweight (broken in) waterproof boots with aggressive tread and running or walking shoes or sandals for general wear.
Headlamp with extra batteries and bulb, pocket knife, water bottle, sunglasses and retainer strap, sun block and lip balm, insect repellent, personal first aid kit, toiletries, Ziploc plastic bags for your wet items, camera, film, battery, waterproof disposable camera, reading & writing materials, bandanna, hat, binoculars.
May and June averages range from the low 50's to mid 60's. July averages mid 60's to mid 70's. August from the 40's to 60's and September 40's and 50's,
Not a problem a little bug spray can't handle.
Happy hour is complimentary as is wine in your room when you arrive. Additional beverages are available at a nearby package store. Ice and coolers are available for your room if desired.
We are often asked, "What is the standard tip?" In the interest of information only, here is the typical range for gratuities:
Guide: $10-$25 per person, per day
Housekeeping: $3-$5 per day
Kitchen staff: $3-$10 per person, per day
Other staff: $1-$2 per day
Here are some things to keep in mind when spending time at Bear Camp:
· Bring a small daypack or back pack for your things. The weight limit is 20 pounds per person.
· The weather is generally cooler so bring an extra sweater/jacket and a waterproof outer layer.
Communications to/from the lodge
The lodge has a wireless connection and there is a guest telephone at the lodge. The dedicated guest line is outgoing only and is located in a common, yet private, area of the lodge. Guests can make calling card calls over this line. Please advise family, friends and associates that in order to speak a guest at the lodge it is necessary for them to call the business line at (907) 262- 4515 and leave a message and the guest will call back on the guest line. Email access is available upon a computer at the lodge from 6:30 to 9:30 pm only.
The lodge does not have alcohol available for purchase. However, a selection of beer, wine and spirits are provided complimentary during the nightly happy hour. An order form with a wide selection of fine red and white wines, generally about 20 choices will be available at the lodge. This local liquor distributor will deliver your purchase to you at the lodge. You are welcome to bring your own favorite brand of liquor, beer or wine and you can keep it in your room or it can be kept behind the bar.
Alaskan Fishing Licenses
State of Alaska fishing licenses and salmon stamps are not included in your tour price. They are available for purchase at the lodge and the cost is as follows: Non-resident license for 3 days is $20 and for 7 days is $30