Alaska Walrus Adventure- TWS

Alaska Walrus Adventure- TWS


July 22, 2017 - July 27, 2017


Alaska Peninsula


$6,600/ person from King Salmon



July 22, 2017 - July 27, 2017


Alaska Peninsula


$6,600/ person from King Salmon

Way out in western Alaska, where the black sand beaches stretch beyond the horizon, is one of the most reliable places in Alaska to observe and photograph walrus. Cape Seniavin hosts hundreds, and often thousands, of walrus every summer. Large groups of bull walrus haul-out on the beach to rest between feeding trips in the rich waters of the Bering Sea. The sandy bluffs of the cape provide an ideal vantage for watching and photographing these exceptional animals as they come and go through the surf. And unlike other haul-outs such as Round Island, here the walrus can be photographed and observed from the beach.


Last updated: October 9, 2017


What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.

July 22

Meet your guide in King Salmon, AK for pre-trip meeting by 6:30 pm. Lodging included at King Salmon Lodge. Meals on your own.

July 23

Our flight out the Alaska Peninsula departs in the morning. We fly over the Bering Sea Coast scanning the beaches, observing the fishing fleet, catching glimpses of volcanoes, and marveling at the enormous wilderness below.

July 24 - 25

Weather and wildlife will guide our activities. We will camp nearly a mile from the walrus colony as to not disturb them. Each day will start with a hike down the beach and across the tundra. Walrus can be observed from the beach or we can climb to the top of the bluffs for sweeping views up and down the Alaska Peninsula. Below, the walrus should be resting and bellowing. When not watching walrus or sea birds, we can wander the beach and tundra, enjoying this remote and unique landscape. Our weather-worthy camp turns the storm ravaged coast into a home away from home and allows us to focus on the wildlife we have come to see.

July 26

After a good breakfast we have a little time to explore. Mid-day we say our goodbyes to the coast and head back towards “civilization”. Weather permitting we arrive in King Salmon early in the evening and spend the night at a local lodge. Dinner on your own. Lodging included.

July 27

It’s a busy day in Katmai National Park. We start the day by flying from King Salmon to Brooks Camp. After a quick stop at the Park Service Visitors Center we walk up the Brooks River to Brooks Falls and spend the day watching bears. There should be lots of bears fishing and resting and the opportunities for observation and photography are outstanding. At days end we fly back to King Salmon and then Anchorage where the trip concludes.


Such a joy to spend days where time was meaningless.  A wonderful adventure and I would like to return next year for a longer, more challenging trip.

You mentioned to me in an email that you have terrific guides - you do indeed.  Dave is a superb guide. He is personable, knowledgeable about the Arctic, and has excellent group management skills. I appreciated the time he spent teaching me to read the map, which is not easy without trails.   He allowed Adrian and me to hike at our own pace and he encouraged all of us to explore the area surrounding our campsites. I know the others would concur in my praise.

- Sandra, California, USA



Scheduled and charter flights beyond King Salmon. Professional guide service. Wholesome, delicious, and mostly-organic food while in the wilderness. Weather worthy camp, including stoves, cooking & eating utensils, water filters, electric fencing, expedition cook tent, etc. Repair and safety equipment including satellite phone, first aid kit etc. Plus lodging in King Salmon July 22nd and July 26. Tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad and and rubber boots for each participant.


Non-camp lodging (except July 22 and 26) and non-camp meals (hotel and meals if/ when there are weather delays are your responsibility). Personal clothing, and footwear. Gratuity for guide(s). Rental equipment is available through Arctic Wild and is included in the trip price. See full equipment list.


Though the temperatures should not be extreme, we can expect wind and storms and sun and rain and fog, possibly all in the same day. The Aleutians are known as the “birthplace of the winds”. Travel delays due to weather are likely.


Where the Sea Breaks its Back, Cory Ford; Birthplace of the Winds, Jon Bowermaster; The World of the Walrus, Peter Knudtson, Walrus Conservation InformationWalrus Biology Information. More Alaska reading is available from our Bookstore.

"The wilderness was spectacular, the leadership perfect."
"I am just finishing my tenth trip with you guys. As always, the trip was more than I expected and I had a great time. See you next year!"
"Of all outfitters with whom we have worked (and that is quite a number), you were by far the most organized and responsive."
"That feeling of wide open wonder, the possibilities for nearly limitless wandering, and the image of those proud caribou...that will stay with me a long time"
"Our guide was an encyclopedia on legs. He was always willing and ready to teach, to talk, to listen, to do another hike, or to lie low in camp if we were beat. He truly gave us the trip we wanted!"
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Eileen - Canning River