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Wildlife Tours & Photo Safaris

Deluxe Lodging and Fine Dining

Alaska Wildlife Viewing Tours: Walrus – Brown Bear viewing – Wolves – Caribou – Glaciers – Volcanos – and more…

Alaska wildlife viewing tours at Wildman Lodge include an incredible scenic flight from Anchorage.  You will travel southwest by comfortable twin engine aircraft through Lake Clark and Katmai National Parks, along the volcano-studded Alaska Peninsula Wildlife Refuge, viewing wildlife and exploring the wonders of the remote Alaska Peninsula. Photograph glaciers, volcanoes and miles of untouched wilderness along the way, then down the Bering Sea coastline, all before reaching Wildman Lake Lodge. Here in Alaska;s true wilderness Brown Bear, Pacific Walrus and Wolves are our closest neighbors, while moose, caribou, fox and many more wild species flourish all around us and the bird species are too numerous to count. Guided Photo Safaris to view and photograph Alaska’s most wild creatures in their natural habitat. Like no where else on the planet, the Alaska Peninsula is truly, in the Wild! Join the experienced Alaska Bush Pilots and Wilderness Guides at Wildman Lake Lodge for a wildlife viewing experience that you will never forget, and return to the warmth and comfort of our deluxe wilderness lodge each evening. Nowhere else in Alaska will you find real unhabituated wild animals roaming as they did a century ago. This is not a canned tourist attraction, this is an EXCLUSIVE Alaska Wildlife Tour and Photo Safari, guided by real Alaskans on the remote Alaska Peninsula. If you want to see more bears than people, don’t go to a National Park! Visit Wildman Lake Lodge, where the bears never see people, and neither will you.

If you want to see more WILDLIFE than people,
don’t go to a National Park!

Visit Wildman Lake Lodge, where the wildlife never see people, and neither will you.

Alaska wildlife viewing tours

The Alaska Peninsula stretches from the mainland to the Aleutian Islands and is renown for its abundant wildlife populations. During our Alaska wildlife viewing tours sightings include Alaska Brown Bear, Barren Ground Caribou, Arctic Wolves, the ever-curious Red Fox, Bald Eagles and a variety of other raptors. During your week at Wildman Lake Lodge you will surely spot Moose, playful River Otters, Seals, Walrus, Tundra Swan, and countless ducks and geese including the rare Emperor Goose.

We utilize our own tundra tire equipped aircraft, a fleet of jet boats and our R44 Raven II helicopter, all based at our lodge, to provide you the very best opportunity to explore this vast region of Alaska.

The Alaska Peninsula stretches from the mainland to the Aleutian Islands and is renown for its abundant wildlife population. During our daily wildlife excursions sightings include Alaska Brown Bear, Barren Ground Caribou, Arctic Wolves, the ever-curious Red Fox, Bald Eagles and a variety of other raptors. During your week at Wildman Lake Lodge you will surely spot Moose, playful River Otters, Seals, Walrus, Sandhill Crane, Tundra Swans, and countless ducks and geese including the rare Emperor Goose, and much more.

Pacific Walrus (Odobenus romarus divergens) are the largest of the of the Pinnipeds “fin footed” family of marine mammals. In Alaska, the Pacific walrus’ range includes the Chukchi and Bering Seas. Wildman Lake Lodge is located where the Bering Sea and Bristol Bay come together. Each summer several thousand adult male or Bull Walrus arrive in our area. After spending the entire summer with us, these huge (2,000 to 4,000 pound) bull walrus migrate northward in October to join the rest of the walrus herd in the St. Lawrence Island region for the winter months and breeding season which occurs in January and February.

Only 10 miles from Wildman Lodge is one of the Bering Sea’s most frequented Pacific Walrus haul-outs. This unique resting place for Bull Walrus is eight minutes by air from our lodge. Experienced bush pilots will land you right on the black sand beach, walking distance to a rocky lookout just above the walrus. Here we generally see from 300 to 3,000 Pacific Walrus on any given day. This is as close and personal to wild walrus as it gets, and a once in a lifetime experience. Our guide-naturalist will explain the unique life cycle of the Pacific Walrus and as we will stay as long as you like, before returning to the comfort of our deluxe wilderness lodge.


Alaska Brown Bear

On the Alaska Peninsula the Brown Bear is king! The Alaska Peninsula has one of the highest population density of Alaska Brown Bear in the world. There are hundreds of bear in our area and casual sightings of brown bear along our fishing streams are every day occurrences. The brown bear population in our area is well-nourished by the millions of Pacific salmon that return each year to the Alaska Peninsula rivers. Quite often we sight brown bear right from the lodge. Nearly every day you can photograph them feeding on Ocean River near the lodge. Brown bear are relentless beachcombers and can often be seen along the black sand beaches of the Bering and Pacific coasts, as well as fishing for salmon along our numerous pristine rivers. We take every opportunity show our guests the brown bears as Wildman Lake Lodge is one of the best places to view real wild Alaska brown bear, totally undisturbed, in their most natural habitat.

Incredible Photo Opportunities…

At Wildman Lake Lodge, you never know when a photo opportunity will present itself. The sheer abundance of wildlife is absolutely astounding. From the smallest ground squirrel to enormous Alaska brown bear, colorful spawning salmon to breaching Pacific whales, huge Alaska moose, barren ground caribou, Arctic wolves, red fox and more. Explore the black sand beaches of the Aleutian coastline and search for artifacts, antique glass fishing floats, fossils and whale bones. Whether you are a professional or an amateur, you will want to have your camera ready.

Alaska’s #1 True Wilderness Wildlife Adventure

Availability

Wildlife and Walrus Tour Schedules

Walrus I – 4 day / 3 night Walrus & Wildlife Tours

Sun, Jul. 10 to Wed., Jul. 13, 2022

Sun, Jul. 17 to Wed., Jul. 20, 2022

Sun, Jul. 24 to Wed., Jul. 27, 2022

Sun, Jul. 31 to Wed., Aug. 3, 2022

Sun, Aug. 7 to Wed., Aug. 10, 2022

Sun, Aug. 14, to Wed., Aug. 17, 2022

Raven I – 5 day / 4 night Walrus & Wildlife Tours

Wed, Jul. 13 to Sun, Jul 17, 2022

Wed, Jul. 20 to Sun., Jul. 24, 2022

Wed, Jul. 27 to Sun., Jul. 31, 2022

Wed, Aug. 3 to Sun., Aug. 7, 2022

Wed, Aug. 10 to Sun., Aug. 14, 2022

Wed., Aug. 17 to Sun., Aug. 20, 2022

Advanced Reservation Required – Limited Openings

Wildlife and Walrus Tour Packages

Inclusive Packages from Anchorage

Walrus I – 4 day / 3 night: (Sun – Wed) $5,250.00

Raven II – 5 day / 4 night: (Sun – Wed) $5,950.00

Choose from King – Twin or Family Cabins

Package Includes: Incredible scenic round trip flight from Anchorage, Daily Guided Excursions for: Walrus, Wildlife, Brown Bears, Raptors, Sea Birds, Waterfowl and more. . .

Our inclusive package price is based upon two persons per party; with double occupancy in cozy heated rooms. Choose either twin beds or King beds for couples. All of our cabins have sparkling clean bathrooms and hot showers! Ask about Family or Group Pricing!

SEE OUR TOUR INTINERARIES BELOW

  • Tours Depart from Lake Clark Air at 2425 Merrill Field Dr. – Anchorage’s Merrill Field Airport
  • Check in for your scenic flight to Wildman Lodge on Sundays and Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
  • We LIMIT our group size to minimize to human impact on the unique wildlife and pristine wilderness areas that you will visit!
  • Advanced Reservation Required – Limited Openings

Tours Depart from Lake Clark Air at 2425 Merrill Field Dr. – Anchorage’s Merrill Field Airport

Check in for your scenic flight to Wildman Lodge on Sundays and Wednesdays at 7:30 AM

We LIMIT our group size to minimize to human impact on the unique wildlife and pristine wilderness areas that you will visit!

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.