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Bald Mountain Air Service

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Address: Spit Road, Homer, AK 99603
Phone Number: 800-478-7969
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Your Alaskan brown bear adventure begins with Bald Mountain Air

Your...

Your Alaskan brown bear adventure begins with Bald Mountain Air

Your floatplane trip is over some of the most scenic country Alaska has to offer. Prepare for the awe-inspiring beauty awaiting you on this amazing adventure. And, if it's bears you want to see ... we guarantee it!

It doesn't get better than this: a fabulous floatplane ride with eye-popping views; landing in a pristine Alaskan wilderness on a floatplane with an honest-to-goodness lifelong Alaskan bush pilot, followed by the best day of your life watching nature's most magnificent creatures, the Alaskan brown bear.

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Absolutely the BEST!

My wife and I went Bear Viewing with Bald Mountain Air on August 11. We had a sky-blue day for flying and, as a bonus, did a fly-by of Mount Augustine, an active, venting volcano... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
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Homer, Alaska
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Homer, Alaska
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

My wife and I went Bear Viewing with Bald Mountain Air on August 11. We had a sky-blue day for flying and, as a bonus, did a fly-by of Mount Augustine, an active, venting volcano. The pilot-guides positioned us on a flat gravel bar in a small stream loaded with migrating Sockeye Salmon. We had closeup views of at least... More 

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Bear L, Guest Relations Manager at Bald Mountain Air Service, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! It means a lot to us that you are taking the time to do so. Thank you for joining us and sharing these unforgettable moments with us! More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

This was an absolutely amazing day! Amazing views from the 1.5 hour float plane journey into the wilderness! Getting to see the bears in the wild is something not to be missed. Saw about 6 bears fishing at the brooks falls. Bald mountain air were brilliant!

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Bear L, Guest Relations Manager at Bald Mountain Air Service, responded to this review

Dear David, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review on trip advisor. It was a pleasure to have you with us! More 

Soldotna, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

I had the most wonderful bear viewing experience... the staff, the flight, the trek, the bears... all exceeded expectations! I live less than 2 hours from Homer and this has been on my "to do" list for years. This trip is a must for anyone visiting or even if you're a local! I'm grateful I had the opportunity to fly... More 

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Bear L, Guest Relations Manager at Bald Mountain Air Service, responded to this review

Hi there, it was so lovely to have you with us! Thank you so much for joining us on this Alaskan adventure :) More 

Sa;lem, VA
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

It was a huge tick-off of something my wife and I have long had on our bucket list. BMAS was suggested to us by an Alaskan bush pilot we highly regard, and we were not disappointed. The service, operating out of Homer, AK, focuses on photo safaris to see fishing grizzly bears in late summer as they drive to gorge... More 

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Bear L, Guest Relations Manager at Bald Mountain Air Service, responded to this review

Great to hear you could join our dearest Tony on the last day of the season! So happy you could join us! Thank you so much for your review! More 

San Francisco, California
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30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Okay, so I'm going to start this by saying that I read every review on TripAdvisor about these bear tours from Homer. This is a really expensive day trip, so like you the reader, I wanted all the information that was available. Hopefully this helps all of you who are in the same boat. General bear tour tips: First: if... More 

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Bear L, Guest Relations Manager at Bald Mountain Air Service, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to do such a detailed trip review. It is very valuable for the trip advisor community and our future customers. We very much appreciate it! More 

Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We booked with Bald Man Air for their bear photo safari and were fortunate to be able to go to the Brooks Range where the bears go in the fall. Our group of 14 went out in 2 De Havilland Otters (each seats 10) and our pilot, John, was a superb pilot who gave us a rock steady flight despite... More 

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Bear L, Guest Relations Manager at Bald Mountain Air Service, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to review our service. We are happy to hear that you had a grand adventure at Brooks with us! It has been a pleasure to meet you! More 

Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

My wife and I had a great time and highly recommend this adventure. Flight over and back was excellent, pilot was experienced and pointed out several sights on the way over. Bald Mountain has excellent airplanes and courteous staff. Not many bears at the falls as it was a bit between salmon runs, but we did see a total of... More 

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Bear L, Guest Relations Manager at Bald Mountain Air Service, responded to this review

Dear George, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our services! Glad to hear you had a wonderful trip to Brooks Falls. September is a lovely time of change in Katmai. More 

Homer, Alaska
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

I've lived in Homer for nearly 17 yrs and I finally got around to doing something people come from around the world to do. Want to really have an Alaskan experience? This is it!! The most memorable thing I've ever done in my life. Thank you Bald Mountain Air for making this possibility a reality. Simply incredible.

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Bear L, Guest Relations Manager at Bald Mountain Air Service, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and thank you for sharing this incredible experience with us! It was great to meet you! More 

Homer, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

it is a real bucket list experience.. seeing Alaskan Brown Bears in their natural habitat across Cook Inlet from Homer.. It starts with a wonderful floatplane experience in a deHavilland Otter.. It was windy the day we went, but the flight was smooth.. The scenery included a flyover of the magnificent Augustine Volcano.. It's the closest you'll ever be to... More 

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Thank Dave W
Bear L, Guest Relations Manager at Bald Mountain Air Service, responded to this review

Dave, It was wonderful to have you with us last week. We were so happy to experience this day with you! Thank you also for taking the photographs...always great to share those with our tripadvisor community! More 

Land O Lakes, Florida
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68 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Saved the best for last or almost last. I raised my concern about being so close to wild bears and having our own lunches with us. The girl said they won't care about your tuna fish sandwich they have fresh Salmon. Did they!!! What an experience 30 feet to the Bears. Got some great photographs. The ride on the plane... More 

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Bear L, Guest Relations Manager at Bald Mountain Air Service, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear you had a memorable day and experience. Thank you so much for joining our bear photo safari! More 

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