Traveling to King Salmon Alaska - Katmai National Park

Dehavilland Beaver Float Plane
Click to enlarge Dehavilland Beaver Float Plane
    Travel to Katmai National Park and King Salmon Alaska is simple. Book commercial airline service to King Salmon (AKN), Alaska. Located 300 miles southwest of Anchorage, Penn Air or Alaska Air has three flights departing Anchorage (ANC) to King Salmon daily. We ask clients to arrive the evening before the departure of your bear viewing trip, or no later then 10:00 am the day off. If arriving the evening before, we  highly recommended the Ponderosa Inn. Upon arrival in King Salmon Alaska Airport call the Hotel on the airport courtesy phone and you will be picked up in 5 minutes by the hotel van. There is a great restaurant & Bar/lounge at the hotel, two other restaurants close by, two bars, and a store within 200 yards of the hotel. Sunday morning you will get up around 8, have a relaxing breakfast and we will have our courtesy van meet you Sunday morning around 10am. You can pick up any last minute items at the local store in King Salmon to include alcoholic beverages and also purchase your Alaska fishing licenses if you plan to fish. From here we transport you to the start of your trip.

Lodge Based Tours

Getting here aboard the Beaver
Click to enlarge Getting here aboard the Beaver
    If you have chosen our lodge based tour, at this point we transport you to the air charter company for your 30 minute float plane charter into Katmai Park to our bear viewing lodge. The local air charter service handles all of our rd trip float plane charters to camp, and the $200 per person one time fee will be paid directly to them at the dock in Cash or credit card and you will then be loaded into one of their meticulously maintained Dehavilland Float Planes for the short 30 minute scenic flight to the Alagnak River. Here you are met by one of our jet boats and your nature tour begins with the ride upriver to our bear viewing lodge

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