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Address: 1244 Lakeshore Drive, Homer, AK 99603
Phone Number: +1 907-235-4160
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Description: Please join us for the bear viewing trip of a lifetime. Find yourself in...
Please join us for the bear viewing trip of a lifetime. Find yourself in pristine, remote areas where you are not limited to paved trails or platforms--where you are away from the crowds. Fly in our deHavilland Beaver on floats across Cook Inlet to Katmai--bear country--and spend a full day watching thse magnificent creatures. An unforgettable experience.
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Best Adventure on our Alaska trip!!!

I was really nervous about doing this trip, the floatplane ride over to Katmai National Park and walking around with bears, as I dont usually do risky things. I am so glad we did... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I was really nervous about doing this trip, the floatplane ride over to Katmai National Park and walking around with bears, as I dont usually do risky things. I am so glad we did this!!! Our pilot Stephanie was amazing, the ride over was incredible smooth. Once we landed on Hallo Bay at Katmai Park, we met up with guides... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Had a wonderful time! The staff and the pilot (Eric)are wonderful. I got very close to the bears and I always felt safe. We must have seen 20 bears and a momma bear with her three cubs. If you've never done this it's a must!

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Round Rock, TX, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

During a recent trip with another couple to Alaska, we chartered a float plane trip to Brooks Falls in Katmai for bear watching. It was a wonderful day! Eric, our pilot, and Sarah, the owner of Emerald Air, made our experience so memorable. We spent the day feeling privileged to see brown bears fishing for salmon and playing in the... More 

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Greenwood Village, Colorado, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I was so nervous about the float plane and the bears that I almost backed out of the trip. I am so glad that I didn't. We LOVED it! Stephanie was our pilot and our guide. She was great! Easy flight- never felt in any kind of danger, and great experience seeing the bears. We even got to see a... More 

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I guess I'm not crazy about viewing bears doing their thing in the wild. One member of the group was on his 5th trip. After putting on uncomfortable hip boots of rubber we had a long uncomfortable flight to Hollow Creek in Katmai Reserve-- small plane, uncomfortable seats. A couple of whales were spotted but I couldn't see anything. Scenery... More 

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South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We did a bear viewing trip with Emerald Air on June 14th, 2015. Eric was our pilot and guide and Nate was already over at Halo Bay so he helped guide once we got over there. We met at their lodge on Beluga Lake at 8:30 for safety instruction and wader fitting. Most of their waders are practically new and... More 

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boston, ma usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

great people, our pilots/guides eric and stephanie were phenomenal, their love and respect for the bears is obvious and when we spotted a whale on the flight back, their first whale siting of the season, they were as excited as the passengers and circled the plan around several times for us to watch. In a profession where flying passengers to... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

When people ask what the highlight of our Alaskan Trip was, the day with Emerald Air at Katmai pops straight into my head! What a day! We had been in Denali the week before with people who had just come from Katmai and hadn't seen any bears. Unfortunately for them, they didn't go with Emerald Air! Craig and Sarah know... More 

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Monnickendam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Very good , nice and interesting trip to the Katmai Bears. small group , exiting flight with Waterplane and good guides.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My husband arranged the tour, and I was worried about the safety of getting so close to bears. However, it turned out the most wonderful experiences ever! Our guides, Craig and Sarah are very experienced and the way they talked about the environment and bears really shows their love and passion for the wildlife and nature. During the whole trip,... More 

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Address: 1244 Lakeshore Drive, Homer, AK 99603
Phone Number: +1 907-235-4160
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Homer

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