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Emerald Air Service, Inc.

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Homer, AK, USA
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About Emerald Air Service, Inc.
Emerald Air Service has the pleasure of sharing respect, understanding, and love for Alaska’s coastal brown bears with many thousands of guests while maintaining a perfect safety record in over 30 years of operation. Fly in a turbine de Havilland Otter on floats; each spacious seat has a window and headset. Our Homer dock to Katmai National Park is a scenic hour's flight past the volcanoes and glaciers lining Kachemak Bay and the Cook Inlet. Keep an eye on the water as we commonly see whales and sea otters. Spend a day in Katmai's backcountry with a small group led by our naturalist guide or experience the iconic sights of Brooks Falls first hand. Either trip you choose, you will have 5 hours on the ground with these amazing bears. We hope everyone who takes one of our trips leaves with not only great photos, but with an understanding of bears, knowledge of how to move respectfully through their world, and a love for wild places.
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keller562 wrote a review Jul 2020
Cincinnati, Ohio5 contributions1 helpful vote
This trip was amazing! Our guide, Lance, was great! We saw so many bears and he kept up safe the whole time. For me, it was well worth every penny and I would do this tour again in a heartbeat! You do walk around a fair amount, but its all flat. We put our gym shoe insoles into the hip waiters and it made them very comfortable. The scenery on the flight back was great. They even had nice warm cookies waiting for us when we got back into Homer :)
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Date of experience: July 2020
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cnieszel wrote a review Jul 2020
Chicago, Illinois15 contributions
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What an incredible day! We were a bit anxious when booking, but Melissa did a fabulous job answering all of our questions and putting our fears to rest. Our guide Lance was amazing and made us feel extremely safe during the entire trip. We saw over 30 bears and at NO TIME did we feel uncomfortable or threatened. We've traveled the world and this was one of the most amazing experiences we've ever had. Do not hesitate to book this trip, you won't be sorry. Thank you Emerald Air for such an incredible day!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Sal wrote a review Jul 2020
Grand Junction, Colorado3 contributions
This was the most amazing experience ever! Our pilot Dave was incredible and made us feel safe at all times. Our guide Lance was also amazing and obviously knew what he was talking about and it was all around a great experience. Everyone was very nice and positive. Highly recommend
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Christi R wrote a review Jul 2020
Grand Junction, Colorado10 contributions
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We picked Emerald Air based on their website and reviews and we were so happy! Our family of four flew with Emerald over to Katmai and had the most amazing day. Our pilot Dave was experienced and made us feel comfortable right away. And he was a great whale spotter. Our guide Lance also was a wealth of knowledge and we trusted him completely while watching the bears. We kept our distance but some of them walked near us and we always felt Lance was giving us the right instructions. We saw two sets of triplet cubs, whale carcass, and tons of beautiful bears. Do yourself a favor and go on a trip with them. It was a magical day.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Laschu1 wrote a review Jul 2020
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This was an awesome trip , we saw 40-50 bears on the Bush tour. Lance our guide was amazing he loves what he does and it shows. The glacier and volcano views from the plane were spectacular!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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