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Itinerary Alaska Walrus Tours

Alaska Wildlife Viewing Trips are our specialty

Wildlife viewing trips begins with a morning departure from Anchorage’s municipal airport, Merrill Field.  The flight path through both Lake Clark and Katmai National Parks is unreal.  Descending along the Bering coast and Alaska Peninsula Wildlife Refuge before arriving at Wildman Lake Lodge.  Landing on our own private runway, the comfortable twin engine aircraft will deliver you right to your cabin door (no transfers)! You will arrive just in time for a delicious lunch and the first afternoon of a guided wildlife viewing trip on our home river.

Our river front lodge is located at the headwaters of Alaska’s only true artesian sport fishing river (click here to learn about our sportfishing).  We enjoy crystal-clear jet boating water every day, regardless of the sky condition.  This is our home base and the comfort of an iconic wilderness outpost.

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ENJOYING LODGE LIFE IN THE WILDERNESS

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At the conclusion of each fully guided Wildlife Viewing trip, Wildman’s “Muktuk Hour” begins at 6:00 pm in the Trapper’s Den.  Hors d’oeurves, followed by a delicious dinner prepared by the lodge Chef Brent and professional kitchen staff.  Evening activities include fly tying in the Trapper’s Den, a card game around the pub tables, or just a book.  You may wish to check your email on the lodge WiFi or make a few fishing casts before retiring to your comfortable cabin.  Dream about all the wildlife you will see tomorrow.

WILDLIFE VIEWING with your MORNING COFFEE

Each morning at Wildman begins with a knock at your cabin door, alerting you that a carafe of hot coffee has been delivered and that breakfast will be ready shortly in the dining room. We generate 24 hour electric power and produce plenty of hot water for a morning shower anytime.  During breakfast, our lodge’s Lead pilot and head guide will share the weather forecast and announce the planned activities for the day.

DAILY GUIDED RIVER AND FLY OUT WILDLIFE EXPLORATION

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Because our home river is teaming with salmon, trout and char all season long, it is not necessary to fly away from the Wildman Lake Lodge to enjoy world-class wildlife viewing. We often see brown bear right from the lodge, and we have miles of pristine river, accessible jet boat from our lodge as well as great wildlife viewing right out the back door. However, to add as much variety to our week as possible, our experienced bush pilots and guides take approximately half of the lodge guests each day on a fly out excursion to witness huge Pacific walrus in their natural habitat. This leaves the entire home river system to the remaining guests and their guides for brown bear viewing, birding and to experience much more wildlife. The following day we switch so everyone gets to enjoy their scheduled fly out walrus and wildlife viewing days.

Whether you are adventuring via jet boat or on a fly out wildlife adventure, about midway through our exciting day, your guides will prepare a hot and hearty shore lunch on the river. We serve a variety of great lunches during the week, ranging from soup and sandwiches to the fresh catch of the day with pasta or salad and fresh baked cookies.

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THE SCENIC FLIGHT BACK TO CIVILIZATION

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On your departure day, you will have ample time to pack your gear and enjoy a hearty breakfast before your plane arrives from Anchorage.

Our return flight generally arrives in Anchorage just before 3:00 pm; however, we caution you not to make too tight of a connection for your flight home. It is wise to allow a couple hours before boarding your flight from Ted Stevens International.

2020 Available Wildlife Viewing Trips

Departs Anchorage on Sundays and Wednesdays

Departs Anchorage at 7:30 am: Returns to Anchorage by 3:00 pm:

Sun. July. 12 – Wed. July 15

Wed. July. 15 – Sat. July 18

Wed. July. 22 – Sat. July. 25

Sun. July 26 – Wed. July. 29

Wed. July. 29 – Sat. Aug. 01

Sun. Aug. 02 – Wed. Aug. 0

Wed. Aug 05 – Sat. Aug. 08

Advanced Reservation Required – Limited Openings
Contact Alaska Walrus Tours
Check in for flights at 7:15 AM – Lake Clark Air
2425 Merrill Field Drive – Anchorage, Alaska