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Bald Mountain Air Service

Spit Road, Homer, AK 99603
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Ranked #6 of 44 Activities in Homer
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

What can we say other than no regrets, loved every minute. We are not rich, nor are we aspiring photographers, but we do love bears and felt it was even better than we had hoped and expected. Tony the pilot was amazing, and even let my husband ride shotgun on the way back, a real thrill for him. We went... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We booked our trip to Katmai National Park (Brooks Camp) and were very pressed with our trip. Our flights were such a great part of the bear viewing experience. Our pilot (AJ) was a professional pilot in every way. He was courteous and patient with all passengers. Safety was a priority and the planes were clean and well maintained. It... More

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London, UK
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103 reviews 103 reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We’ve had a lifetime of amazing wildlife encounters on every continent and we rank our bear-watching experience with Bald Mountain Air as one of the best ever. We went out with them on 2 different days at the end of July to Funnel Creek in Katmai and it was extraordinary. We would have been happy seeing just a few bears,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It has been three weeks since my bear viewing and I still look at the pictures and pinch myself. We flew to Katmai National Park from Homer and landed on a small plane that held 10 passengers. I was able to sit up front with the pilot on the way there and it was breathtakingly beautiful and exciting. Landing on... More

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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I went on this trip with my 18 y old son. We had the time of our life. Before making reservations we got a lot of info and advice by e-mail from Bald Mountain Air. They answered every question we had. The day before the flight we went to check in and got a warm welcome from Heidi at their... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My sixth time to Alaska and without a doubt I think the most memorable and rewarding thing to do is a bear safari, and I have to say I've been extremely impressed with BMA both times! J.R., our pilot (and stand-up comic hopeful) was fun and professional. The tundra and the bears are incredible! If you're only going to Alaska... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

I would like to thank J.R., the pilot/guide for such precise look out for the bears and intense care for the viewers.... And thank you for taking such gentle care of our 8 year-old daughter Emma.... And thanks to Tony, the other pilot for the beautiful picture of our family with the bear... It was an amazing experience in all... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

OK so you've read all of the reviews for how awesome the trip is...they are true. You get a great fly in and excellent bear viewing for your $650 per person. Here's what you may not know:This is not a stroll along paved or even well worn trails. It is, depending on your age and weight, a strenuous hike across... More

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Daleville, Indiana
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

On July 23, 2014 my husband and I had the experience of a lifetime when we flew with Bald Mountain Air to Katmai National Park to view bears fishing in the Brooks River Falls. Our pilot, Tony was fantastic. We had a smooth flight and beautiful views on both to and from Katmai. Tony described the beautiful views and pointed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

I have to start by saying that my sister went on this excursion. They only had one space open and unfortunately I was unable to go. However, after hearing her experiences Myself and my mother already planning our trip next year and definitely plan to return to Homer and this is at the very top of our list. We were... More

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