Explore Katmai National Park With Adventure Kodiak

Cruising from Kodiak Island to the eastern shoreline of Katmai National Park by boat you will see a vast wilderness area varying from isolated bays and fjords to rocky shorelines and coastal mudflats. Over 400 miles of the Katmai coast provides a variety of habitats from grassy meadows to steep snow-covered mountains, deep rocky fjords and wide open sandy bays.

Cruise from Kodiak Island to the eastern shoreline of Katmai National Park
View of Coastal Katmai National Park across Shelikof Strait. Photo: Mary Norman

June is prime time to photograph Katmai brown bear with Halo Glacier in the backdrop. brown bear are at their highest concentration here during the June-July mating season and sows with cubs have emerged from their dens.

Cruise from Kodiak Island to the eastern shoreline of Katmai National Park
Alaska brown bear eating sedges in the Hallo Bay meadows. Photo: Mary Norman

June brings porpoise, seals, sea lions whales and sea otters plus dozens of species of nesting seabirds to Halo Bay. Many of these nesting species are year-round residents.

Cruise from Kodiak Island to the eastern shoreline of Katmai National Park
A pod of more than 100 porpoises swam into Halo Bay, June 2017. Photo: Mary Norman

Black Oystercatchers build nests above high tide on the sandy beaches among the rocks and driftwood. Both horned and tufted puffins begin building nests in the cliffs in April and May. Tufted puffins build their nests by burrowing tunnels into the grassy hillsides, while the horned puffins build their nests in the crevices of the rocky shoreline cliffs of Ninagiak Island in Halo Bay.

Cruise from Kodiak Island to the eastern shoreline of Katmai National Park
Black oystercatchers. Photo: Mary Norman
Cruise from Kodiak Island to the eastern shoreline of Katmai National Park
Horned puffins nesting. Photo: Mary Norman
Cruise from Kodiak Island to the eastern shoreline of Katmai National Park
Geographic Harbor August 2017—Sow with triplets avoids wolf after being startled.
Cruise from Kodiak Island to the eastern shoreline of Katmai National Park
Wolf watching sow with triplets running along the shoreline. Photo: Mary Norman
Cruise from Kodiak Island to the eastern shoreline of Katmai National Park
Moonrise Afognak Pass August 2016. Photo: Mary Norman

The wildlife here lives in some of the most remote wilderness areas rarely visited by man. The photos were all taken with a 200mm lens.

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