Alaska Wilderness Adventure Lodge

 Our lodge is nestled between Katmai National Park, Lake Clark National Park and Bristol Bay. We are surrounded by 18 million acres of roadless wilderness. The lodge sits on the north shore of majestic Lake Iliamna, Alaska's Largest Lake and the the place we call home. Our Bristol Bay watershed has the world's largest salmon migration with over 23 million salmon returning to spawn every summer. 

Our Alaskan style great room provides a cozy katmai fishing lodgeatmosphere for guests to enjoy our spectacular lake and mountain views. Guests may also relax before the fireplace in our living room, or enjoy a game of pool in the recreation room while reminiscing about the day’s adventure – and planning for tomorrow. We provide you the ultimate in comfort during your wilderness adventure. Comfortable lodge bedrooms and cedar-paneled guest cabins, all with individual bathrooms and unlimited hot water provide privacy and rest after a full day of adventure.

alaska wilderness lodge

Our exclusive lodge and trips are very different than other wilderness lodges. We have 4 Dedicated aircraft for the exclusive use of our 10 guest, 2 float planes (sea planes) and 2 tundra-tire bush planes are parked at the lodge. We also have 12 boats in different locations, including the Katmai Coast.! Our bush flying safaris will take you over glaciers, active volcanoes, the valley of 10,000 smokes, spectacular waterfalls and remote coast line. Coastal Grizzly Bears and Walrus are our specialty. We frequently see wolf, lynx, moose, beaver, caribou, breaching whales, dall sheep, seals, fox, sea otters, tundra swan, peregrine falcon and bald eagles.

Our experienced Alaska bush pilots and Guides will get you to where the wildlife is. We make sure You are not stuck in one or two locations hoping grizzly bears or other wildlife will arrive. You never pay extra for the flying, all of the daily fly-outs and boat trips are included in your trip package. there are no hidden costs!

Wilderness tent camp option, Spend 1 night at the Lodge then 5 nights in a wilderness camp, A true wilderness experience. 

Stay 1 night at the lodge in our bunkhouse (shared bathroom) then 5 nights in a basic tent camp. We pick up our guest at the Iliamna airport and bring them to our lodge. From the lodge we use our float planes or tundra tired bush planes to get to the remote camps where your guides will be waiting.
Our tents are furnished with cots, sleeping bags, liners, pillows and folding chairs. Our guides cook basic meals that are hot and filling. Raft trip options can be included on this trip with no extra cost.
To make sure the camps are always have lots of bears are we move them with our aircraft every 12-14 days following the migrating salmon and bears.

Our Guests Review Their Alaska Adventures

President George Bush Sr.
While every precious memory is fresh in my mind , I want to try to tell you both how grateful I am to you for your fantastic hospitality. The food, the fishing and plane rides were awesome.

Michael Rainwater

 It was magical. The coastal brown bears of the Katmai spend their summers in the rivers and streams gorging themselves on salmon in preparation for the coming winter. They are so focused on the fish that they did not give us a second glance; even when we set up our tripods in the middle of their stream. The river that we went to is unlike the normal bear viewing sites like Brooks Falls and McNeil River where hundreds of visitors are shepherded by park rangers and restricted in their movements. We were in true wilderness – just the six of us and as many as 16 bears at one time. And, we felt completely safe. In the midst of all this, Art found the time to provide guidance and instruction on how to best capture the experience. In the end, I came away with many images that I am very happy with, and even better memories of an extraordinary experience.

 

Jennifer Adler

Adventures in Alaska with this crazyawesome crew. A huge thank you to our incredible host the Jacques Family & Alaska Grizzly Safaris as well as The Luminous Endowment For Photographers for this amazing opportunity! Our week in the backcountry shooting bears and learning from Art Wolfe and Gavriel Jecan was truly unforgettable... hoping to see many of you at NANPA in February!

Drayton Mclane, Jr.

Owner, Houston Astros
Your hospitality could not have been any better. The care and time you took with each and every guest was outstanding. The fishing was incredible and it was especially impressive to see how well organized you were throughout the days events. We ate like Kings at every meal, thank you for all the time and preparation put forth to insure we had the very best!

Barney Barnett
Vice Chairman, Publix Super Markets Inc.
Having never been to Alaska before, I did not know what to expect, but you certainly exceeded my expectations. Everyone in our group was impressed with the attentiveness of your staff and the operational efficiency of the equipment. Certainly the variety of fishing is something I had not expected. The food, camaraderie, accomodations and everything else were extraordinary!

 

Warren Vander Hill
Ball State University
Everything about Bristol Bay Sportfishing is absolutely first rate. The lodge is splendid, the food 4 stars, and the overall ambience of all we did was beyond comparison. And then there was the fishing….incredible rainbows and silvers. It would be hard to top this experience and I haven’t even mentioned the bears and other wildlife…

Dining & Cuisine

Our guests never go hungry after a full day of fishing. Here are some of the delicious gourmet meals we offer:


Fettuccine with Smoked Chicken
Red peppers & ricotta, steamed broccoli with garlic butter. Nectarine Crisp with ice cream


Grilled Southwest Flank Steak
Fruit salsa, roasted sweet potatoes, grilled vegetables, cornbread. Kahlua Pecan Pie with whipped cream


Puff Pastry Filled with Shrimp & Scallops in a Cream Sauce
Rice Pilaf, salad with caramelized walnuts & raspberries, oatmeal rolls. Lemon Poppyseed cake

Alaska after fishing meal


Grilled Steaks with a Mushroom Pepper Sauce
Twice baked cream cheese-chive potatoes, mixed greens, crusty french rolls. Chocolate layer cake with raspberries & whipped cream


Herb Crusted Salmon
Grilled new potatoes, mixed seasonal vegetables, rosemary olive bread. Cheesecake with fresh berries


Pork Loin with Bay Leaves
Wild rice pilaf, caramelized onions, cognac carrots, onion rolls. Applecrisp with caramel sauce & ice cream

alaska bear viewing lodge