Alaska Bear Viewing and Fly-In Fishing

The wild and rugged expanse of Alaska beckons adventurers from around the world, offering a unique blend of untamed beauty and awe-inspiring wildlife encounters that leave an indelible mark on the soul. Among the myriad of remarkable experiences that this extraordinary land has to offer, our fly-out bear viewing and fishing trips to three exceptional Alaskan destinations—Big River Lake, Crescent Lake, and Brooks Falls—stand as some of the most popular and sought-after adventures. These expeditions are more than just journeys; they are transformative experiences that forge an intimate connection with nature in its purest form.

At the heart of these immersive journeys lies a rare opportunity to witness one of nature’s most captivating spectacles—the annual salmon runs that draw brown bears in astonishing numbers. It’s a mesmerizing spectacle that showcases these majestic creatures’ fishing prowess, and the unique fly-out approach ensures you have a front-row seat to this unforgettable natural event. These expeditions are renowned not only for their bear viewing but also for their popularity among those who seek to connect with Alaska’s untamed beauty.

Now is the time to embark on the adventure of a lifetime and create memories that will last a lifetime. Join us on our fly-out bear viewing and fishing trips to Big River Lake, Crescent Lake, and Brooks Falls and immerse yourself in the pristine wilderness of Alaska. Book your adventure now, and experience the captivating magic of Alaska’s bears and the untamed beauty of the last frontier.

All of these trips are a full day ranging from 6-8 hours and because they depart near the town of Soldotna these make for easy day trips from the Kenai Riverside Resort.

Our bear viewing and fly-out trips to Big River Lake, Crescent Lake, and Brooks Falls promise an authentic and respectful experience with these extraordinary creatures. With knowledgeable guides, accessible viewing points, and a deep commitment to wildlife conservation, we invite you to join us on a journey of discovery in Alaska’s last frontier. These destinations represent more than just travel; they offer an opportunity to connect with the primal and unspoiled beauty of nature while witnessing the awe-inspiring majesty of Alaska’s bears in their natural habitat.

Big River Lake - Wolverine Creek Bear Viewing And Fly-In Fishing

Flyout Bear Viewing & Fishing

Big River Lake - Bears, Bears, & More Bears

Nestled within the enchanting landscapes of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Big River Lake stands as an emblem of Alaska’s untouched natural wonders. Here, amidst towering mountains and crystal-clear waters, you’ll have the chance to witness one of nature’s most captivating spectacles: the gathering of brown bears along the riverbanks. 

Big River Lake offers a rare opportunity to see these majestic creatures in their natural habitat as they forage for salmon during the salmon runs. The backdrop of snow-capped peaks and the pristine lake only adds to the enchantment. This destination isn’t just for bear enthusiasts; it’s a place for anyone who craves an immersion in the great outdoors, where the sounds of nature fill the air, and each moment is a chance to witness the extraordinary.

Crescent Lake - Wilderness, Bears & Fish

Deep within Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Crescent Lake unveils itself as a hidden gem at the base of the magnificent Redoubt volcano. This is where tranquility meets adventure, and the turquoise-green waters of the lake mirror the vastness of the Alaskan wilderness. 

Crescent Lake is renowned for its spectacular bear viewing, offering a front-row seat to one of the most magnificent wildlife events in the state. The lake and river support several salmon runs, attracting both brown and black bears to its shores. It’s here that bears engage in their iconic salmon-catching rituals, creating a thrilling and memorable experience for all who have the privilege of observing it. 

But Crescent Lake isn’t just about bears; it’s about the broader tapestry of life that thrives in the park. Here, you might also glimpse moose, caribou, Dall sheep, and even the elusive wolves. This is a journey into an untamed realm where each turn of the head brings a new revelation of the wilderness.

Crescent Lake As Viewed From Our Bear Viewing and Fishing Trips
Brooks Falls Bear Viewing Platforms

Brooks Falls & Katmai National Park

Katmai National Park, home to one of the world’s largest protected brown bear populations, invites you to Brooks Falls, a place where bear viewing reaches its pinnacle. At Brooks Falls, you’ll find yourself at the epicenter of a remarkable natural phenomenon. 

The annual salmon runs draw brown bears in astonishing numbers, and the falls become a stage for their remarkable fishing prowess. This is where you’ll witness the iconic image of a bear standing poised in the rushing waters, attempting to snatch salmon from mid-air. The platforms at Brooks Falls offer unparalleled access to this spectacle while prioritizing the safety of both bears and visitors. 

Beyond the bear viewing, you’ll also be enchanted by the diverse wildlife that calls the park home, from bald eagles to otters and other bird species. Brooks Falls is not just a destination; it’s an immersion into the wild where every step brings you closer to the untamed heart of Alaska.

Kustatan Silver Salmon Fly-in Fishing

The Kustatan fly-in fishing trips are always a great fall experience. It’s a short float plane flight across the inlet to the Kustatan River where the silver salmon arrive earlier in the year than they do on the east-side rivers such as the Kenai River and Kasilof River.

The Kustatan is known for it’s run of silver salmon. The Kustatan, like the Kenai, is a glacier-fed silty river, and with aggressive silver salmon, we’ll usually use eggs as bait for our primary method. Hip boots, rods/reels, and bait will all be provided as this is an experience best accomplished with shallow wading. For silver salmon, we will use primarily eggs suspended using a bobber or spinners. Underwater presentation is the key here.

The flight time will be about 30 minutes with gorgeous views of Cook Inlet, Mt. Redoubt, Mt. Iliamna, and a variety of glaciers.

Flyout Bear Viewing & Fishing