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I went on bear viewing tour with Emerald Service on 02/08/2018. Despite it was a very foggy and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Niek Z
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Breda, The Netherlands
What an amazing day!

While staying at the Wilderness Lodge in Homer I finally made the decision to go on a bear viewing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on bear viewing tour with Emerald Service on 02/08/2018. Despite it was a very foggy and rainy day, it was a great experience, mainly due to the people of this company. Very low profile, down-to-earth, people. Mike the relaxed pilot, Lance the great...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

While staying at the Wilderness Lodge in Homer I finally made the decision to go on a bear viewing expedition! My daughter was on board as well. Emerald was highly recommended as one of the best and of great importance to me, safest! So off...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! What an awesome experience this was! First of all leaving with a float plane from the Floatplane Lodge in Homer. And then walking with an experienced guide in Katmai park in the natural habitat of the bears. I think we saw about 20 bears....More

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Sarah E, Owner at Emerald Air Service, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for joining our adventure to Katmai! We are delighted to hear you had such a great experience and got to see so many bears. We are proud of the fact that we spend roughly 4 and a half hours on the...More

Reviewed July 9, 2018

I took this tour with Emerald Air last week after extensively researching bear viewing companies, flight safety records and consumer reviews. I had an incredible experience, from the professionalism of our guide Lance and pilot Mike, to the hike and the overall experience itself. This...More

Thank Michael B
Sarah E, Owner at Emerald Air Service, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

Thank you Mr. Bradley, We are grateful you were able to join Emerald Air Service during your visit to Alaska! Lance and Mike are wonderful assets to our team, and we are delighted to hear of your experience. As a company, we pride ourselves on...More

Reviewed July 8, 2018

We had a safe and enchanting trip to Katmai National Park with Emerald Air. During our five mile hike, we saw over 20 bears in various moments of their day. - mama bear making one of her first ventures off a nursery rock with her...More

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Sarah E, Owner at Emerald Air Service, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

Thank you Karen! We are delighted you were able to join Emerald Air Service for a bear watching adventure during your trip to Alaska! We are happy you were able to see so many bears and their different behaviors. Mike & Lance are valuable partners...More

Reviewed July 3, 2018

This was not on our itinerary (we found through a recommendation) so we didn't have our best cameras with us - just our cell phones. If you have a telephoto lens bring it. The staff is responsive and helpful; they had waders for us (again,...More

Thank C J
Sarah E, Owner at Emerald Air Service, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2018

Thank you! We are delighted your group was able to join us during your time in Homer! Driving an RV is a tough job here and we are happy your group made it. We will be sure to pass along your kind words to Lance....More

Reviewed June 30, 2018

We had attempted to take the bear watch to Katmai back in 2012, but although the weather in Homer was perfect, in Katmai, it was hurricane force winds, so for safety, the pilot wouldn't fly. It was disappointing, but we had to respect Emerald Air...More

Thank Mike G
Sarah E, Owner at Emerald Air Service, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2018

Thank you Mike & Debbie, We are delighted you were able to go out on this trip. Safety is paramount to what we do and we appreciate your understanding. You are both lovely and it was a pleasure getting to know you two. The bear...More

Reviewed March 7, 2018

This was the tour of a lifetime for me. We got up close to the bears,safely, with an experienced guide. The expidition began in Homer, the company leaves from their backdoor on Beluga Lake. It about an hour flight down to Hallo Bay in Katmai...More

Thank Bob H
Sarah E, Owner at Emerald Air Service, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much Bob! We are delighted you were able to join us during your trip! Our experienced guide does a great job explaining the different attributes and behaviors while keeping everyone safe. We look forward to you joining us next year for a...More

Reviewed August 9, 2017

If viewing bears close by in their natural habitat with a high chance of telling about it back home, is your thing, then put this trip on top of your bucket list. Best trip ever! On a promising morning end July we flew out with...More

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Reviewed July 31, 2017

We went to Hallow Bay with pilot Ryan and guide Chrissy and it was spectacular!! We were SOO lucky on our weather, they both said they haven't been to Hallow Bay in 5 days because of weather so they honestly had no idea what the...More

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We have been to Hallo Bay twice, haven't been to Brooks Falls. We plan to go to Brooks Falls next time. We went to Hallo Bay again because we had such a great experience the first time, and did again on the second visit... More
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