The 11-hour Lake Clark National Park bear viewing experience is unmatched if you are looking for an unforgettable Alaksan-wilderness experience and an up close encounter with the impressive Alaskan brown bear in it’s natural habitat.

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Lake Clark National Park is situated near the headwaters of Bristol Bay, this rugged and remote national park is the quintessential representation of Alaskan wilderness! The park covers more than 4,000,000 acres and protects and preserves a diverse region of rugged mountain ranges, volcanoes, glaciers, rivers, waterfalls and a variety of wildlife.

Your journey begins at Anchorage where you will board your plane at the Lake Hood Seaplane Base. From there you will fly southwest over the Cook Inlet and the stunning countryside of the western Alaska interior. During your 70-minute flight-seeing trip to Lake Clark National Park, you will have the opportunity for some high-overhead wildlife viewing, and capture some stunning views of the Alaskan and Aleutian Mountain Ranges as well a two impressive active volcanoes.

Once you reach Lake Clark National Park, your pilot will set the plane down on the placid blue waters of Crescent Lake in front of Redoubt Mountain Lodge. Here you will meet up with your bear viewing guide who will teach you a little about the area and transport you via comfortable coverd pontoon boat to lakeside areas where you will be able to observe the bears mingling and interacting with each other in their native habitat as they feed on spawning wild Alaskan salmon.


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  • Intimate, 70 minute scenic flight seeing tour from Anchorage
  • Up-close bear viewing in Lake Clark National Park from a covered pontoon boat
  • Homemade lunch in the rustic lodge located in Lake Clark National Park
  • Observe mighty Alaska brown bears fishing for salmon and frolicking in water
  • A window seat and 2-way headset
  • Detailed knowledge (and personality) of an Alaska bush pilot
  • Rust’s meticulous attention to comfort and safety


Tours run once a day Aug 1 - September 23
Departs:8:00 am
Returns:7:00 pm
Please check in at the Lake Hood Office 30 minutes prior to departure. For safety of weight and balance of the plane, you must provide accurate weights of individuals or of the entire group. There is limited free parking at the flight offices. You will need to leave your car keys with the office staff. Accommodations can also be arranged for pick up at major hotels in the Anchorage area. You are welcome to leave baggage at the flight office at no additional charge.
What to bring: Sunglasses, bug spray, camera and binoculars. Dress comfortably and in layers; Alaska weather can change dramatically. A sunny and warm day in Anchorage can turn windy, rainy, and cool in the National Park. Please bring any prescription medications that you need.
Be prepared to take lots of pictures, charge up the batteries, and have extra film and/or storage space on your camera. You may bring a light daypack with you. There is free, although limited parking at the Lake Hood Office. You will need to leave your car keys with the office. In the summer, there is a courtesy shuttle from major (but not all) Anchorage hotels. You are welcome to leave baggage at the Lake Hood office at no additional charge.
By ADA standards, none of the trips are accessible. However flight tours can often accommodate people depending on the nature of their disability. Pick up and delivery vans do not have wheelchair lifts.
Alaska’s weather can change dramatically. A sunny and warm day in Anchorage can turn windy, rainy and cold in the National Park. Please dress appropriately. This includes layering your clothing, wearing comfortable shoes, and bringing rain gear. The lodges and areas that you will be flying to are in a remote area accessible only by plane so many of the common comforts such as flush toilets and running water are not available. Please be aware that medical care is not readily available. Views of pristine wilderness compensate for leaving “civilization” behind. You should bring essential medications with you and not plan plane connections on the same day of this trip. Additionally, if visiting this area is extremely important to you, please allow time in your schedule for possible rescheduling of this trip. This tour flies through areas of variable weather and does sometimes cancel due to current weather conditions.
Prices and taxes may change without notice; trip length may vary depending on weather conditions and type of plane.


Standard Rate: $1195.00
Above rates do not include: a $12 NPS fee & 3% transportation fee per person

Terms & Policies

Full payment is due at the time of reservation. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards are accepted.

Rust’s Flying Service needs the accurate weight of each guest. This is imperative for airplane safety and loading. If an individual does not want to give an individual weight, weights of the group may be combined but need to be accurate.

90+ days – 100% refund

15 – 89 days – 50% refund

All prices, fees, taxes, times, dates and availability are subject to change without notice.

Cancellation by Rust’s due to weather will be refunded 100% of price paid. We strongly recommend travel insurance for unforeseen circumstances that may cause last minute cancellations.


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