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Address: 1244 Lakeshore Drive, Homer, AK 99603
Phone Number: +1 907-235-4160
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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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A trip of a life time

Thank you so much Nate, Chuck, Sarah and Nick! Our family of six (ages 8 to 49) had an amazing trip. Chuck was an amazing pilot- we felt so safe! Nate was wise, informative, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 29, 2016
Karen C
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Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, United States
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Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Thank you so much Nate, Chuck, Sarah and Nick! Our family of six (ages 8 to 49) had an amazing trip. Chuck was an amazing pilot- we felt so safe! Nate was wise, informative, and great with children. Sarah lent us gear and bug spray and Nick patiently fitted us with hip waders! We saw so many bears- swimming, foraging,... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

I live in AK and have been wanting to do this since I got here 2 years ago. For my budget it is on the expensive side so I have been saving for it and it did not disappoint! Living in AK I have seen bears but never like this! We were watching our first bear within minutes of being... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Our group of 5 really enjoyed this trip to Katmai. We saw several brown bears and a couple momma bears with their cubs. We had to walk to find them but it was worth it. We were able to see a momma bear jump in a lake and catch a salmon. Gorgeous flightseeing on the way in and out!

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League City, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

We went to Katmai Park to walk with the bears July 2016 . This was our 3rd trip with Emerald Air and can't say enough about how wonderful the experience is. Sara and staff are very knowledgeable about the bears and I feel at ease with them. To be out there in the wild and have bears come close and... More 

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Thank Diane J
Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Our trip to Katmai Nat'l. Park with Emerald Air Services was fabulous. The float plane ride to KNP included a glacier fly over. The walking tour of KNP included bears, wolf, and fox. Fabulous wildlife and weather. Our guide Nate, ensured we saw wildlife and felt safe, relaxed, and comfortable. We highly recommend Emerald Air for your next trip to... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Among the best 6 hours of wildlife viewing available on earth . If you can splurge, it's so worth it. My family of five, including three teenagers, took my 79 year old mother to Homer to realize her one vacation wish: to see the brown bears of Katmai. Boy, did we see the bears! We knew we were in good... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Emerald Air is different. They stay away from crowds who watch bears from behind fences. We viewed bears 100 feet (or less) away grazing in a meadow. They could have cared less that we were there. Very competent guide and bush pilot.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

This has to be one of the best one day trips that I’ve undertaken. Awesome. The Bear Viewing tour to Katmai NP was easy to book up over the Internet from the UK. We arrived at the office at approx. 8am and set off on the float plane around 08:30. There were 5 people on the tour plus our guide... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Seeing the bears at Katmai National Park has been on our bucket list for years. Five in our family filled the Beaver, and the flight was smooth and enjoyable on a perfect day. Nate kept us close together when the bears were mere feet away... close enough for us, just on the edge of comfort. Recommend this to all our... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

My husband and I had a great time flying in what seemed like a brand new 4 seater helicopter and landing on a glacier where we were greeted by exuberant sled dogs and their equally enthusiastic mushers. We met all the happy dogs, played with three adorable puppies, and best of all, we got to take a ride on the... More 

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