Traveling to Kaktovik requires advanced planning, sometimes a year in advance. Review the following information to plan your flight and lodging.

Marsh Creek Inn. The number for Marsh Creek in Kaktovik is 907 640 5500. Tim Kamaka is the manager, and the office in Anchorage is not involved anymore.

Waldo Arms Hotel. Call 907 640 6513
Both hotels charge $350/person, pluss bed tax to city of Kaktovik. Includes three meals a day as part of the room fee.

Please see Trip Advisor for review of the hotels. 

Kaktovik Bed and Breakfast offer rooms for $ 200/person. You can book online at

We will pick you up at the airport. We will pick you up at your hotel at 3.50 PM. After September 23 we will start the afternoon trips earlier, because of the light conditions. We will adapt the times to the weather and flight times for our guests.

Kaktovik Tours will use charter flights from Fairbanks Airport. We have chartered 22 flights for the 2019 polar bear season. The planes are fast and fuel efficient Pilatus planes from Everts Air, with the lowest carbon emission available. We organize so that one group is flying in and one group is flying out on the same charter plane. Check in at Everts Air at Fairbanks Airport at 12.15pm. The plane will land in Kaktovik 3pm. The is usually after the morning fog lifts. Our flight will be much more reliable than the scheduled plane. Different times will apply after September 23.

Payment and cancellations:

Kaktovik Tours is not responsible for weather cancellations or other problems with the airplanes. Kaktovik Tours will give a full refund for lost boat time because of problems with airplanes.

Kaktovik Tours is not responsible for problems with the hotels. We only provide convenient online booking for our guests.

A 25% nonrefundable deposit is due at the time of the booking, however the to deposit is refundable within 48 hours of the booking.

The remaining balance is due 90 days before the trip starts. The trip is refundable up to 60 days before the trip starts, except the 25% nonrefundable deposit. Trip insurance with cancellation protection is recommended. Kaktovik Tours will give a refund for the lost boating time, if we are not able to do the planned amount of time, because of weather or other reasons. (We have very seaworthy boats and cancel very few times. Last season we cancelled only 2 half days).

Bring proper clothing for wind and wet weather and temperatures around freezing. Light hiking boots are great. We also have warm coveralls you can borrow. The plane to Kaktovik have limited weight capacity. Max 50 lbs luggage per person.

Other Activities.

Marie Rexford offer guided walking tours in the village. Make appointment with Marie when you arrive in Kaktovik.

The city office sells locally made arts and craft.