All Photos by Jo Murphy
Interested in a Kodiak Bear Tour?
We offer the very best Bearviewing on
Kodiak Island and Katmai Park
Our tour departs Trident Basin in the city of Kodiak to a destination on either Kodiak Island National Wildlife Refuge, or Katmai National Park & Preserve. (Click to open Map) You'll fly in our remodeled de Havilland Beaver floatplane with Rolan Ruoss, our experienced pilot. Rolan has been flying Kodiak Island for 20 years, and We think He's the Best. His local knowledge enhances the trip and He can take you straight to the greatest spots. He'll brief you on what to expect and how to respond to the Bear once you land in the Park.
.............."I was extremely nervous at first, but Rolan and Jo made us feel extremely comfortable. It was the best part of our trip to Alaska!"
Carol Kilpatrick, Alabama
Buckle your seat belt as you take off for a spectacular flight! The scenery is breathtaking, and be on the lookout for other Animals such as Sea Otter, Orca (Killer) Whale, Gray Whale, Humpback Whale, Deer, Mountain Goat, Bald Eagle, Puffins to name a few. Don't expect to see all the Animals mentioned, as they are completely wild in their own habitat, and won't all be available at one time, but we don't think you'll be disappointed.
............"The most awesome experience of my 30 years in Alaska. I highly recommend it!"
Ilva Fox, Wildlife Enthusiast, Fisherwoman and Nurse, Kodiak
We'll be landing next to give you a ground tour. You'll take a brief walk with us in the Bears own country. Bring your camera, and the highest power lens you have, and a warm coat as the weather can vary greatly in our part of the world. We provide hip boots, as Bears and water do mix!
............."Our trip to Hallo Bay with Rolan and Jo, far surpassed our expectations. It truly was spectacular!"
Malcomb Smith, retired Coast Guard helicopter & C-130 pilot and Author.
After this, we'll get back in the plane, have a lunch not to be compared with Airline food, and take off to see more country, before heading back to Kodiak's city. The whole tour takes around 4-5 hours, and usually starts at 8am (depending on the tide) or around 4pm, as the Bears like to nap midday. We advise you to plan a little extra time, as the weather and Bears can be unpredictable, and we may want to slightly change times on the trip to give you your very best chance to see as many Bear as possible. The cost for the Tour is $495.00 per person, with a minimum of two passengers. We also offer a discounted rate of $395.00 for children under 12.
The flights run from June 1st through October 1st. If you have any additional questions, or would like to know about other services, please feel free to contact us by Telephone or e-mail.
Be sure to check out our Bear Photo Pages!
If the bearview is too steep for your budget, or you're limited on time, we offer a 1-1/2 hour flightseeing tour. This tour has no ground time, but you can still enjoy the beautiful scenery and possibly see some of the same wildlife as the Bearview, though this trip does not guarantee animal sightings. The trip lists for $250.00 with a two person minimum. Call to check on discounts for larger groups. This tour is available year- round. We hope to see you soon for a tour you won't forget!
Sea Hawk Air
506 Trident Way
Kodiak, Alaska 99615
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