Alaska Sportsman's Lodge

bank of the Kvichak River , Iliamna, Alaska, United States | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Iliamna

Bear viewing flght

A travel blog entry by wcattell


... and Preserve. The floatplane landing was surprising smooth, and we were soon unloading on the beach directly in front of the Hallo Glacier. After bidding us quick farewell the pilot took off to fly to a local lake to wait to be called back to pick us up. In addition to myself and Ineke, there was only another couple and the tour guide Jo. Jo gave us a quick instruction of how to conduct ourselves in and around the bears. On coming up from the beach into the ...

Salmon Fishing

A travel blog entry by bdsaly


... over the course of the next several hours, we treated to the sight of around 20 bears demonstrating their salmon fishing prowess. There are massive shoals of bright red salmon in the shallow stream, in itself quite a spectacle. But nothing beats the sight of a full grown 800 pound male bear galloping a full speed along the river bank, before belly-flopping into the stream and emerging triumphant with a large fish, ...

Katmai National Park - Day 2

A travel blog entry by calo4


... it all that well at first. She yelled something at the bear and the bear quickly whipped around and actually took a swipe with its arm. The bear was clearly agitated by the ranger, but the ranger was out of the bear’s reach (although she was much closer than is considered safe). When the bear turned toward her, she did use a couple sprays of bear spray on him which turned him back around. He continued then to walk away, closely followed by the ranger. ...

Katmai National Park

A travel blog entry by calo4


... at the bears, then lunch, then the rest of the day viewing the bears at Brooks Falls).

After lunch, we headed for the bridge again, only to be stopped by the rangers. There were a number of bears less than 50 yards from the path or the bridge. One bear was around 35 yards away, but was sleeping, so they allowed us to cross with the rangers (they asked for the wheelchair to go first which, of course, meant Dad). I should mention here that we met a ...

The Great Alaska Bear Adventure

A travel blog entry by jackies-world


August 14th I went on a bear viewing trip out of
Homer Alaska with Alaska Bear Adventures.

The waiver we signed made the kind of waver
you have to sign at fireworks conventions seem tame.

It included having to initial beside statements that
included we were informed that - - -
"Bears occasionally eat people" and ...


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TripAdvisor Reviews Alaska Sportsman's Lodge Iliamna

5.00 of 5 stars Outstanding