Viewing Kodiak Wildlife
Guests of AlpenView are exposed to many different species of wildlife. At the lodge or in the field, wildlife is always a part of the picture in remote areas of Kodiak Island.
Guests can choose between several wildlife viewing activities. Whale watching for gray, humpback and orca whales, viewing seals, sea lions and a wide variety of sea birds can all be accomplished in our boats and kayaks. A hike to the high country back of the lodge provides opportunities to see black tail deer, mountain goat, bear and other animals.
The Viewing season at the lodge begins in June when rookery islands are covered with nesting sea birds and their young. The early season features the young of the year and it’s a treat to see the bear cubs and deer fawns as they visit the beaches. The spawning salmon in August and September are favorites of the Kodiak bears and this is the best time to find them feeding on the streams.
Guests can make dedicated wildlife viewing excursions or enjoy several opportunities to view bears and other wildlife while fishing.”