Want to see more of Katmai National Park? Then the Katmai Explorer Tour is for you. Stay at our exclusive Kulik Lodge. Round trip air transportation between Anchorage and Kulik Lodge, lodging, meals, boat and guide service, day trips to Brooks Lodge for bearviewing and more is included in this tour!
Included is round trip air transportation between Anchorage and Kulik Lodge, lodging, meals, boat and guide service on Kulik River, flights to Brooks Lodge for bear viewing or the "Valley of 10,000 Smokes" on the full days of your stay (not arrival or departure day), fishing license, use of rods and waders and complimentary cocktails each evening.
Depart Anchorage on your direct flight to Kulik Lodge. Upon arrival you have the option of guided sport fishing or sightseeing on the adjacent Kulik River. A fishing license and equipment is provided. Return to the lodge for dinner (open bar). The Kulik Lodge chefs are among the best in the Alaskan wilderness. A hot tub and sauna are available for your enjoyment.
During your full days in Katmai you will board an early morning seaplane flight to Brooks Camp accompanied by a cheerful and knowledgeable Kulik Lodge guide. Your guide will take you to view the brown bears at Brooks Falls and other points of interest in the Brooks River area. The buffet lunch at Brooks Lodge offers a relaxing break in your day.
On one of your days at Brooks Camp you may take the "Valley of 10,000 Smokes" Natural History Tour for an additional $125 per person. During the full-day tour you will have the opportunity to view a variety of wildlife and walk upon the ash and pumice moonscape of the "Valley of 10,000 Smokes".
You will return to Kulik in time to relax and prepare for another great Kulik meal. Optional guided sport fishing is available on the Kulik River each evening.
On your departure day, those who arrived at Kulik on the late flights will also depart on the late flights and will have additional time to spend fishing or relaxing in the Kulik area. All too soon it is time to say your good-byes and depart for Anchorage.
|3 days, 3 nights (Saturday to Tuesday)||$3,495.00|
|4 days, 4 nights (Tuesday to Saturday)||$4,465.00|
|7 days, 7 nights (Start Sat or Tuesday)7||$6,265.00|
|Prices are per person. Double Occupancy|
|Solo traveler? Ask us about guaranteed single occupancy|
The baggage weight allowance is limited to 50 pounds per person. Your clothing and gear should fit into two small soft-sided bags. Baggage in excess of what is described above may have to be flown to Kulik on a later flight, space available. Storage is available at the Katmailand office in Anchorage for items not needed at the lodge. Phone cards may be purchased at the lodge for use of the satellite telephone. The lodge and guest cabins have wireless internet access and a computer is available at the lodge for internet use by guests that don't have any other means to access the internet.
The atmosphere at the lodge is casual. Comfortable, medium weight sport clothes are the norm. While fishing or hiking we recommend that you dress in layers to regulate your body temperature with the whims of the weather. Expect temperatures in July to average 55-60 F. with fluctuations varying from 40-75 F.
High quality rain wear, warm sweater or jacket, short and long sleeved shirts, wool or fleece underwear (for rainy days while sitting on the bear viewing platforms or for use under waders), good waterproof walking shoes or boots, a warm hat, warm socks, fingerless gloves, and personal items and toiletries. You will want a swimsuit for our hot tub and sauna. While we don't have big problems with bugs, a quality repellant could come in handy, especially for hiking. A camera or video will capture your trip for a lifetime.
Guided fishing on the Kulik River or on Kulik and Nonvianuk Lakes is included in your package. You will not be fishing the Brooks River. The lodge has quality Sage rods, Ross reels, Simms waders from children's sizes up to men's XXL, and Simms wading boots up to size 16 for your use. Our guides are all expert fly casting instructors.
If you prefer to bring your own equipment, we recommend a 7 weight fly rod for most fishing situations. You should have a reel with a floating line and an extra spool with a weight forward sink tip line. Each spool should have about 100 yards of backing. Other items include tippet material (4 to 12 pound test), fishing vest or pack, forceps, polarized glasses, line nippers, waders and wading boots. Felt soled wading boots are not legal for use in Alaska and wading boots with cleats are not allowed at Kulik Lodge.
Much of the fishing in July is done with wet flies on both floating and sink-tip lines. It is possible that dry fly and nymphing opportunities might develop so have a selection of dry flies and nymphs. Some of the more productive fly patterns are: Sculpins, Maribou Muddlers, Wooly Buggers, Bunny Leeches, Electric Leeches, various Matuka and Zonker patterns, and Egg-sucking Leeches (invented at Kulik) in various colors such as black, white, ginger, purple, olive and brown (size #6 is a good all-around size); small, sparsely tied fry flies (size #10); dry fly patterns including Adams and Elk Hair Caddis in light and dark colors (sizes #12-#18); various nymph patterns in light and dark colors (sizes #12-#18); large bright salmon flies like Clousers, Street Walkers, Sockeye Johns and Green Marvels (sizes #2-#6).
Sleeping bag, towels, landing nets, creels, or any type of firearm or ammunition. If you do bring bear mace, be sure to inform your pilot, it may not be packed inside the planes. WE DO NOT RECOMMEND BRINGING BEAR MACE.
All the right flies and lures, miscellaneous fishing gear, insect repellant, various souvenir clothing, Katmai memorabilia and miscellaneous personal items.