The Redoubt Bay Lodge trip is a wonderful half-day get-away to a rustic, hand-built lodge in the Alaskan wilderness… your basecamp for a day of adventuring across several of the river-connected lakes in the area for bear viewing and fabulous fishing opportunities.

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This day trip to Redoubt Bay is a popular choice for anyone looking to get a close-up look at the Alaskan black and brown bears as they explore, forage and fish the waters along the chain of Big River Lakes.

You will be departing for your trip from Lake Hood just outside of Anchorage. From there you will fly southwest over the Cook Inlet and the western edge of the Kenai Peninsula.

During your flight to Lake Clark National Park keep your eye out for both Alaska’s marine and land wildlife.

Redoubt Bay Lodge in a rustic and intimate, hand-built lodge situated inside a 171,000 acre critical habitat for Alaska’s brown and black bears. This unique area about 70-miles southwest of Anchorage and just outside the entrance to Lake Clark National Park, hosts one of the highest concentration of bear populations in the state of Alaska!

Upon arrival at Redoubt Bay Lodge, you will meet up with your bear viewing guide who will share with you some of the history and interesting facts about the area and then you will set off with your guide along the Big River chain of lakes to enjoy some of the best bear watching that the area has to offer. These waters are known for their sockeye and Coho salmon runs.

This is an easy day trip from Anchorage that lasts about 6.5 hours. You can choose from either a morning departure, or an afternoon departure. A hot lunch is included in your trip price and will be prepared for you at the Redoubt Bay Lodge.


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  • Intimate, 50 minute scenic flight-seeing tour from Anchorage
  • Redoubt Bay Field Guide with bear, flora, and fauna facts
  • Homemade lunch in the cozy, rustic Redoubt Bay Lodge
  • Interactive experience with Alaska natural history guides
  • Alaska brown and black bear watching via covered pontoon boat
  • Countless photo ops!
  • Morning and afternoon departures available
  • A window seat and 2-way headset
  • Extensive knowledge (and personality) of an Alaska bush pilot
  • Meticulous attention to comfort and safety


Tours run June 15 - Aug 31
Morning Departure:8:00 am (returns at 2:30 pm)
Afternoon Departure:12:30 pm (returns at 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 prescription medications.
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: $995.00
Above rates does not include: $6.85 Borough & State Tax per person + 3% transportation fee per person

Terms & Policies

Flexible Cancellation Policies (during COVID-19)

The cancellation policy has been adjusted to be more forgiving during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Full payment is due at the time of reservation.
  • 30 plus days prior date of tour: 100% refund
  • 15 - 30 days: 50% refund.
  • Within 14 days: no refund.
  • If you have concerns that you might not be able to make your trip, we recommend that you obtain Trip Cancellation Insurance. A short term travel insurance policy can cover non-refundable trip costs due to personal or family illness or accident.

Prices and Availability

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


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