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Kodiak Island Alaska: Zachar Bay Lodge Brown Bear Observation

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Zachar Bay Lodge offers fantastic opportunities to experience Kodiak Island’s world-famous brown bears in their pristine and natural habitat. The lodge itself is located in the heart of the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, home of the Kodiak brown bear. For a very special bear viewing experience, and virtually guaranteed bear sightings, you can fly out for a full day of bear viewing at Frazer Falls, one of the world’s best places to see high concentrations of wild brown bears fishing for salmon. Here there is nothing between you and the bears save for the long-held tradition of mutual respect that exists only at this particular spot. The opportunities for bear photography in this picturesque setting are superb. And perhaps best of all, you will likely have this little known place all to yourself for most or all of the day. You will, of course, be accompanied by your very own professional bear-viewing guide the whole time. Such a situation is unique in the world, and Zachar Bay is honored to share it with you. In addition to seeing bears on special bear viewing trips, you are very likely to see bears while fishing, while flying around in a bush plane, and indeed during any of the wilderness activities. With all the bears you’re likely to see during your guided day trips, you’ll probably be happy to know that bears are hardly ever found nosing around the lodge.
 
Explore the diverse ecosystem within the boundaries of Zachar Bay on Kodiak Island during our guided wildlife viewing adventures. Zachar Bay is located within the confines of the 1.9 millon acres of the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, which was created August 19, 1941 “for the purpose of protecting the natural feeding and breeding range of the brown bears and other wildlife on Kodiak Island, Alaska.” Kodiak's scenery is magnificient- rugged mountains, hundreds of miles of shoreline, lakes, marshes, bogs, and meadows. Four-thousand-foot mountains rise from the sea accented with fjordlike inlets. Lush vegetation blankets the mountains ranging from sedges, alders, and spruce to colorful wildflowers and berries. The refuge is home to an estimated 2,300 brown bears, and at least 600 nesting pairs of bald eagles. More than 250 species of birds live upon or visit the refuge, while more than 1.5 million seabirds overwinter in nearshore waters surrounding Kodiak Island. Full day guided trips from the lodge offer you the opportunity to view and experience wildlife in its natural environment with a minimum disturbance to the animals and their habitat. New and varied adventures occur on every trip. You will see a variety of marine and land animals in their natural surroundings.
 
If you choose to fly-out and view bears, Frazer Lake will most likely be the destination. Frazer Lake is a 15 minute floatplane flight from the Lodge, and the plane puts you and your guide at the outlet of the Frazer Lake. Here you will find a well traveled trail that leads to the Frazer waterfalls and fish pass facility. The ¾ mile walk takes about 20 minutes, and the path is edged by many species of wildflowers. Bears frequent the area – and it is not uncommon to see bear tracks or scat right on the trail.
 
Zachar Bay Lodge offers freshwater and saltwater fishing trips to excite anglers of all ages and abilities. Whether you’re a veteran deep-sea angler, a seasoned fly-fishing purist, or a total novice, the lodge has plenty to offer you. Boat skippers have decades of experience between them. They know the best locations and the best techniques for catching monster halibut. At Zachar Bay you’ll have the special privilege of fishing in calm, shallow waters not far from the lodge. That means more fishing time and less seasickness. It also means you can fight those monster fish on much lighter tackle. In the same waters you can also troll for bright, acrobatic silver salmon, as well as trophy king salmon. Zachar Bay Lodge also offers fly-out fishing trips to remote, secluded lakes and streams where huge schools of sockeye salmon and arctic char await. This is an unforgettable, real Alaskan experience for both fly-fishermen and spin-fishermen. You can also join a hike up a pristine river where you can catch silver, chum, and pink salmon until your arms ache (this actually happens a lot). You can even have fresh fish grilled over an open fire, prepared by your guide. You won’t be disappointed with the fishing here. But fishing is only the start! There are many other activities to enjoy. In fact, the possibilities are endless.

Services Included

▶ 2-Nights or 3-Nights Lodge Accommodation with private bath
▶ Local Taxes
▶ Round Trip Transportation Kodiak - Zachar Bay - Kodiak
▶ All Meals and Snacks
▶ Fully Guided Day Trips
▶ Use of Rain Gear and Fishing Gear
▶ Cleaning, Packaging, Vacuum Sealing and Freezing of Fish
▶ Waxed Boxes from Travel
▶ Tour Documentation & Sightseeing Information

3-Day | 4-Day Zachar Bay Lodge Package Rates

Tour Number | TA-WV1 | Rates per Person in US$
Single Double Triple Quad

3-Days | 2-Nights Package | Daily Departures

4-Days | 3-Nights Package | Daily Departures

$1990.00

$2685.00

$1990.00

$2685.00

$1990.00

$2685.00

$1990.00

$2685.00