Alaska Walrus and Wildlife Tour Itineraries:
Day 1 – Your trip begins at Merrill Field in Anchorage, Alaska. Check in at 7:30 AM.
For your safety and comfort, we fly fast, twin engine aircraft for scenic 500 mile flight. Have your camera ready for active volcanoes, glacier filled valleys, and snow-capped mountain peaks as we pass through the Alaska Range! Wildman is one of Alaska’s most remote wilderness lodges, situated at the base of Mt. Veniaminof, the largest active volcano on the remote Alaska Peninsula. Accessible only by air, the lodge sets on the banks of Ocean River where during late July and early August, tens of thousands of spawning salmon attract scores of wild Alaska Brown Bear. Photographic opportunities abound!
As we start our let down along the Alaska Peninsula Wildlife Refuge, you are likely to spot brown bear, moose and herds of barren ground caribou before touching down on the private runway at Wildman’s Wilderness Lodge. Here you will be met by our helpful staff, checked in to your comfortable cabin and invited to the lodge dining room for a delicious lunch, followed by brief tour introduction presented by our lodge manager.
To walk of that lunch, join us on the “Tundra Trudge”, a walking tour guided by our lodge naturalist seeing the local flora and fauna, followed by an all afternoon jet boat tour on the upper river Ocean River, to it clear-water artesian source and beautiful waterfalls, followed by a visit to where an ancient civilization of indigenous people, dating back 4,000 years, built their homes surrounding the life-giving artesian spring at the confluence Ocean River and Rainbow Creek, flowing out of Wildman Lake. Watch for brown bear, fox, mink and river otter and abundant waterfowl. We promise to return you to the lodge in time for our traditional “Muktuk Hour” with appetizers, before a delicious dinner prepared by our chef.
Day 2 and Day 3 – All Day Excursions:
Day with the Walrus: You will fly with our experienced pilot guides, landing on the black sand Bering Sea beaches to spend the day viewing huge Pacific Walrus up close & personal! This day can include a walking tour along the Bering Sea bluffs and bird rookery and ground nesting bald eagle nest, to view eaglets in the nest or a direct flight to the Alaska best walrus haul-out.
Day on the River: This exciting jet boat tour down Ocean River, along the Bering Sea intercostal waterway to a secret artesian river and spawning grounds to thousands of sockeye salmon. You will see hundreds of different bird species and often brown bear along the way. Our experienced river guides will take you beachcombing along the black sand coastline of the Bering Sea and will prepare a delicious campfire salmon bake lunch along the Bering Sea coastline. Then we follow the salmon run up Willie Creek to its artesian springs, a favorite fishing area for enormous Alaska brown bear and tremendous photo opportunities.
*RAVEN II PACKAGE: Includes one more day with us and a fly-out excursion in our R-44 Helicopter Raven II to experience even more remote brown bear and wildlife viewing locations. We have many places that simpler can not be reached by boat or fixed wing aircraft. Raven II gives us the ability to take you “where no man has gone”. Choose the 5 day / 4 night Package and Add a full day of Helicopter assisted wildlife viewing
Last day at Wildman: Up bright early in time to pack your things and enjoy a hearty Wildman Lodge breakfast. Time permitting, maybe another Tundra Trudge and a last look at the spawning salmon and flora & fauna along Ocean River, before enjoying the scenic flight back to civilization. You arrive at Anchorage’s Merrill Field in the early afternoon.Your adventure begins in Anchorage, Alaska with a scenic flight across Cook Inlet, named for global explorer Captain James Cook. This flight will through both Lake Clark and Katmai National Parks with their towering peaks and glacier shrouded volcanoes, then along the Alaska Peninsula Wildlife Refuge to your final destination, Wildman Lodge.
Both all-inclusive packages include: The incredibly scenic round trip flight from Anchorage over Lake Clark and Katmai National Parks, passing towering glacier shrouded volcanoes and the Alaska Peninsula Wildlife Refuge on the way to Wildman Lake Lodge. All meals, lodging and daily guided wildlife and nature excursions. Our pricing is based upon two persons per party, double occupancy. King Beds are available for couples, and bathrooms with shower in all cabins. Family cabins are available with special pricing for kids and teens. Low impact groups of eight or less persons, only two groups per session. We specialize in exclusive wilderness wildlife tour for families, couples and small groups.