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Katmai Wilderness Lodge

Kukak Bay, Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK 99615
Katmai Wilderness Lodge
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

To be able to sit 40 feet away from a bear hunting for fish was simply amazing, but we also got to see more bears, sea otters by the dozen, seals, bald eagles, puffins, foxes and a wolf in only two and a half days. Angela and Perry (with Bob and Sherri the chef) run the very comfortable lodge and... More 

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Zürich
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Beautiful landscape, great hosts, great food, best bear-watching opportunity! We really enjoyed our time over there and can highly recommend it to everybody who wants to get close to watch bears!!!!!!

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Hobart
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

If you want to see bears close up then this is the place to go. We have just had the most amazing experience sitting within 50 feet of huge bears while they fed. No fences, no crowds and no time limits. You can just sit and watch them for hours. Perry and Bob were our guides and they know their... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We were recommended the lodge by the agent we used and he was full of praise for them. He was not wrong, the place is the best. The location nesteld between sea and mountains is stunning, the accommodation simple but perfectly adequate, the staff could not be more helpful and friendly, and Shawns food out of this world. Perry the... More 

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watford
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84 hotel reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Two things in this life cannot be organised and they are the weather and the wildlife! Unfortunately the weather was not kind to us and we had one complete day out of our 4 when we could not go out as there was a storm. Also the bears did not want to catch salmon when we were there. We did... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

If you are looking for a wilderness lodge with first class service you cant beat this lodge. The bear viewing is great in Kukak Bay along with seals, sea lions, eagles, puffins, and those cute sea otters. The boats are easy to get on and off with a ramp that lowers to the beach. The food is out of this... More 

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Nuremberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

The Katmai Wilderness Lodge is situated in the most amazing setting right at Kukak Bay. All the food is wonderfully home cooked. The little huts are simple but tidy. It's bears-lover's paradise. They take you on boat trips through the bay to look for bears. Once they spotted one (or more) you step ashore and can sit (on little folding... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The setting of this lodge right on Kulak bay is superb. The views of the bay from the deck are beautiful both when the tide is in and when it is out. There is the added bonus that on a clear day you get very nice views of kodiak Island in the distance. I was to see in the bay... More 

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switzerland
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208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

If you cam afford it - this place ain't cheap - it is worth staying. Cabins are OK, some more than others and in summer, the daylight might be bothersome, especially in the cabins facing sunset, which get very warm. If you hit on the right cook, as we did, food is fine. Nothing fancy or gourmet, but plentifull and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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18 hotel reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

It is expensive, but, at Katmai Wilderness Lodge, you are certain to get close to bears in the wild. We took stools and sat less than 10 metres from bears eating clams and vegetation. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, except that the double beds, which are against a wall, have a bunk bed above, which restricts headroom and access.... More 

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