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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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Wonderful trip! Not one complaint!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I am not the adventurous type. This trip to Alaska was organised by my sister, and hopping on a small plane to go out and see bears was very much out of my comfort zone. This would have to be one of the best things I have ever done. Craig and Sarah were lovely and the way they spoke about... More 

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Holon, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We would like to compare two ways of bear watching :on Brooks waterfals in Katmai N.P and second way by strolling along one of rivers to watch bears ,so we reserved places on Beluga air service for Brooks waterfalls,and with Emerald air for stalking bears on some river coast. But when we get to Emerald air Sara told us ,that... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nothing to dislike. Sarah and Craig are friendly and professional, this was the best adventure we had in Alaska. We got to see about a dozen bears during mating season and were able to get very close to a number of them. Our photos were awesome and memories I won't forget. Best thing we did in Alaska!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Ok, I was fearful of flying in a small floatplane and put on a ear patch and wristbands for motion. Craig was such a good pilot, it was never a problem. Unfortunately, we flew for an hour within 1 mile of our destination and had to turn back because of the weather. A front came in well ahead of schedule.... More 

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Farmington, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This was the most terrifying yet AMAZING thing I've ever done! The flight was great and the hiking moderate. We were able to see about 10 to 15 different bears. We ate lunch with a couple of bears fishing right by us. We did a lot during our stay in AK (kayaking, fishing, glaciers....etc) but this took the cake. Sara... More 

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

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