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We booked three days at the Lodge the first of August 2017 to mainly visit Katmai National Park then to view bears, made reservations 10 months in advance even 10 months ahead the entire month of July was already booked. The lodge made all arrangements...More
Management response:Responded 5 days ago
Thanks for your feedback. Glad the Bears surpassed your expectations, and I apologize for what seemed like indifference from our employees. I trust the other reviews you see on TA -which give the staff great reviews- means you could have caught us on an off...More
We stayed at the Lodge for three nights in the middle of the peak bear feeding season and were treated to intense bear activity along the Brooks River and Naknek Lake. Due to river and prolific salmon spawning, the bears were able to feed in...More
We spend the whole day, from the twin-plane to the water-planeand breathtaking views of the mountain tops, we arrived at Brooks lodge to watch the impressive brown bears; it is real, we probably saw over 30 different bears during the day; they own the park....More
What a great way to end a fantastic holiday,where we travelled through Canada and Alaska, then spent a day with the bears,at Brooks Lodge
We flew onto the shore in a sea plane,which I was very hesitant about, but it was very safe and the...More
The ultimate bear viewing experience. The bears are everywhere, not just at the falls. I started seeing them before I got off the float plane. Staff and ranger were very friendly and helpful. Lodging the was not fancy but adequate. If you need the Hilton,...More
Alaska is full of adventure and sometimes that includes the weather. While we wish we could control the conditions for safe flying every day of the summer, the reality is that fog in King Salmon impedes our... More
Alaska is full of adventure and sometimes that includes the weather. While we wish we could control the conditions for safe flying every day of the summer, the reality is that fog in King Salmon impedes our flights about 10% of the time.
We're proud to be the only company who can arrange to have the guests at Brooks Camp for at least 5 to 6 hours on a typical one-day flight. This is because we use twin-engine all-weather aircraft to fly into the Katmai region.
Other companies who fly a one-day trip to Brooks use single engine aircraft and will sometimes get turned around by weather, opting to take you to a less desirable location for seeing far fewer bears.
In short, we provide you the best possible likelihood to get into Brooks, which offers optimal bear viewing opportunities.
I hope this helps!
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Amazing food! The dining hall offers a full buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner at a cost of $74/day. The food was surprisingly DELICIOUS! Lunch and dinner offered a full salad bar, multiple dessert choices, two... More
Amazing food! The dining hall offers a full buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner at a cost of $74/day. The food was surprisingly DELICIOUS! Lunch and dinner offered a full salad bar, multiple dessert choices, two meats/fish choices, soups, vegetables, rice or other carb and breads. It's worth the $74/day, especially given that the only other option is to bring food with you, which must be stored in the Lodge's bear-proof food locker and eaten in the Lodge's picnic area which is enclosed by an electric fence to keep bears out.
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"Reservations for peak season (July) sell out the first day they are offered, early January of the preceding..."