Getting to the Kodiak Brown Bear CenterMake tracks to our home.
Due to the remoteness of the Kodiak Brown Bear Center, getting here offers some unique and exciting transportation opportunities, providing you with a true Alaskan Experience.
Your Journey Begins Here
A step-by-step guide to planning your travel.
STEP 1: Arrival in Anchorage
A few of the major U.S. jet services that fly to Anchorage are: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America.
International carriers such as Air Canada, Condor, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, and Icelandair also offer direct flights each week during the tourism season.
Some of you may arrive by cruise ship after a trip up Alaska’s Inside Passage. Most cruise tours dock in either Whittier or Seward and guests make their way to Anchorage via motor coach or the Alaska Railroad. Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska, with a population of nearly 300,000.
STEP 2: Head for the City of Kodiak
During the hour long flight from Anchorage to Kodiak you may (weather permitting) see scenic mountains, glaciers and active volcanos before briefly flying over the Pacific Ocean and descending to Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport.
STEP 3: Welcome to Kodiak
If you plan to stay the night in Kodiak prior to your departure to the Kodiak Brown Bear Center (KBBC), we highly suggest the Compass Suites, the Kodiak Best Western or the Channel View Bed and Breakfast. There are a number of other places to stay. Check out the Discover Kodiak website at www.kodiak.org.
Guests are responsible for getting to and from the City of Kodiak. We take care of transportation from the City of Kodiak to the Kodiak Brown Bear Center at Karluk Lake. When you are ready for transport to the Kodiak Brown Bear Center, you will be picked up our float plan service.
STEP 4: Prepare to fly to Kodiak Brown Bear Center
Now is the time to say good bye to the city and prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey into the Alaskan wilderness.
STEP 5: Flight to the Kodiak Brown Bear Center
From the City of Kodiak, you will board a proven and dependable float plane flown by a highly experienced Kodiak based pilot. These aircraft have been an integral part of Alaska’s aviation history for over 50 years. They are renowned throughout the aviation industry as reliable and safe aerial workhorses. Your 45 minute flight to the Kodiak Brown Bear Center will expose you to some of the Island’s most breathtaking and awe-inspiring scenery and habitat. During your flight, you may see humpback whales and sea otters in coastal fjords, mountain goats on rugged peaks, Sitka black-tailed deer roaming through meadows, and bald eagles soaring overhead.
STEP 6: Arrival at the Kodiak Brown Bear Center
When you arrive at the KBBC, you’ll be greeted by our awesome KBBC staff. We will get your luggage to your rooms and meet in the gathering room for some refreshments and a safety briefing. The Kodiak Brown Bear Center takes great pride in offering a once in a life time experience for our guests. Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime!