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Emerald Air Service, Inc.

#4 of 50 Tours in Homer
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Address: 1244 Lake Shore Dr, Homer, AK 99603-7931
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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We saw several bears

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Stephanie L
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North Carolina

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We booked with EAS on referral from Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge...So Glad We Did! Sarah was very helpful in setting up our reservation and getting us information about the trip well in advance. Nate was our guide, and Chuck our pilot flying the Beaver from Homer to Hallo Bay..about an hour flight. We spent most of the day hiking amongst... More 

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Waycross, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Flew to Katmai National Park with Emerald Air Service to view brown bears. Went over with 6 people, including our guide Nate. The whole experience with the Emerald Air Service staff was pleasing, and Nate was a very good guide. He got us close enough to the bears to get some good photos and he guided us to get different... More 

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