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Emerald Air Service, Inc.

#4 of 51 Tours in Homer
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Address: 1244 Lakeshore Drive, Homer, AK 99603
Phone Number: +1 907-235-4160

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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Awesome Adventure – Highlight of our Alaskan Adventure

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
John L
Poole, United Kingdom

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Poole, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 2 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Maynard G
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

Thank Stephen T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every aspect of our bear viewing day trip was handled professionally, from pre-trip information to boot fitting to our excellent pilot to our wonderful guide at Hallo Bay. I was afraid I would be nervous about the flight or seeing the bears up close, but I felt as if I was in excellent hands the whole way. Our guide seemed... More 

Thank travelingmom74150
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This trip was my second to Alaska. Seeing huge coastal brown bears in Kodiak Island or Katmai has been on my bucket list for quite some time. Emerald Air Service was great at squeezing our party of two in. I didn't book until a week or so before I left for Alaska. I can't think of enough adjectives to describe... More 

Thank DavidAllen619
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Emerald Air Service is awesome. Professional air service with a terrific guide. With great respect for the bears and the environment, Nate shared his wealth of knowledge to make this a perfect excursion (we're not sure who hired the bears, but they fully cooperated!).

Thank Larry B
Ryde, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We arrived early. My girlfriend who is a nervous flyer was at once at ease having met Chuck the pilot who has an aura of experience and calm. We were both ready to fly!! The flight was wonderful and we saw sea otters and a whale spout when it came up for air. When we landed Nate our guide led... More 

Thank Alex B
Prosper, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Chuck, our pilot, made flying to Katmai feel like a stroll in Central Park. Obviously there are not 700lb Grizzlies greeting you when you arrive in Central Park so having the perfect guide, Nate Gilman, made the trip so very special for my friends and family. It was rainy, cold, windy...perfect Alaska weather. They outfitted us to make sure we... More 

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