Pacific Walrus (Odobenus romarus divergens) are the largest of the of the Pinnipeds “fin footed” family of marine mammals. In Alaska, the Pacific walrus’ range includes the Chukchi and Bering Seas. Wildman Lake Lodge is located where the Bering and Bristol Bay come together and several thousand adult male or Bull Walrus arrive in our area each spring. After spending the entire summer with us, these huge (2,000 to 4,000 pound) bull walrus migrate northward in October to join the rest of the walrus herd in the St. Lawrence Island region for the winter months and breeding season which occurs in January and February. After the calving season in late April and early may, great herds of huge bull walrus return once again to our area to summer.
Only 10 miles from Wildman Lake Lodge is one of the Bering Sea’s most frequented Pacific Walrus haul-outs. This is a special resting location for Bull Walrus an is just an 8 minute flight in our lodge aircraft. Experienced bush pilots will land you right on the black sand beach, walking distance from a rocky lookout just above the walrus. Here we generally see anywhere from 300 to 3,000 Pacific Walrus on any given day. This is as close and personal to wild walrus as it gets, and a once in a lifetime experience. Return to the comfort of our deluxe wilderness lodge each evening.
Our guide-naturalist will explain the unique life cycle of the Pacific Walrus. Be sure to bring your best camera or video, as we will stay as long as you like since it is only a short flight back to Wildman Lake Lodge. Wildman Lake Lodge is better located and equipped to get you where the walrus live than anyone in Alaska.