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Area on the Brooks River where a large number of brown bears spend their summer due to salmon migration.
Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

This has got to be the most awesome wildlife viewing I had ever joined! I saw 15 bears at the Falls and at least 9 more in the vicinity of Brooks Lodge. The bears at the Falls are fishing for salmon and the two elevated...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

As good as the hype you’ve heard - but try to stay in the park to maximize your experience. The people who fly in and out on a day trip take a risk. Sometimes the bears are there all day, sometimes mostly in the morning,...More

Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Wow wow and WOW! My partner and I did the day trip to Brooks Falls with Rusts Flying Service - it's not cheap but if you can manage it I can't recommend it highly enough! It cost us $1,200pp by the time we lost 30...More

1  Thank DiannesReviews
Reviewed 16 July 2018

This was the best excursion on our 2 week vacation in Alaska AS WELL AS one of the top experiences of all of our vacations. We were there early July and stopped counting bears we encountered at 25. Just a wonderful day seeing grizzlies fishing,...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Brooks Falls was amazing. 20+ bears on July 12, 15+ most of the day. Katmai Air are unfortunately not amazing. The service is fine, but the pricing of their Brooks Falls day trip is ridiculous. They essentially add $250+ to the price of booking flights...More

1  Thank Anz1
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Viewing the Brown Bears at Brooks Falls was the highlight of our vacation. We even planned our vacation around the Salmon run for optimal viewing opportunities. This was such an amazing experience that we will never forget. We arrived by float plane from king Salmon....More

Thank Sherry M
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

We are a family of 4 from Australia. went to brooks falls today to see the bears with Rusts flying. Had a 2 hour delay due to weather which cannot be helped and did not effect our day, just proved to us they were a...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

I cannot believe that anyone would go to the effort of travelling to Brooks Falls to see grizzlies and not have done extensive research beforehand on the best time to go, what you need to take with you and find out as much as you...More

2  Thank Marilyn L
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed two weeks in Alaska on a northbound cruise and then Denali. We extended in Anchorage specifically to visit Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park. We flew on a float plane using Rust's Flying Service out of Anchorage. The flight is long but enjoyable...More

1  Thank Brent L
Reviewed 4 July 2018

I felt like this was a once in a lifetime experience! We took a 20 minute float plane from King Salmon and spent the day here. It is hard to put into words how beautiful the Alaskan wilderness is. It was so awesome to see...More

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Response from DiannesReviews | Reviewed this property |
Early July this year (2018)
27 February 2018|
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Response from DiannesReviews |
Thanks so much Marilyn - great timing as we are going on this trip tomorrow! So looking forward to it :-)
21 January 2018|
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Response from 1909_Chris | Reviewed this property |
August will be fine, enjoy your trip!