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Emerald Air Service, Inc.

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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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1244 Lake Shore Dr, Homer, AK 99603-7931
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Seeing bears was a dream and it came true thanks to Emerald air service ! After a beautiful flight over Katmai NP, we landed with our guide to the tundra. We walked to the river and trees facing us started to move : it was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dehouckclaire
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Saw the most beautiful bears. Didn’t want to go home..... Our 10 years old boy had the time of his life... and sod ud mummie

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

We took this tour with Mike and Lance in late July. Unfortunately, the salmon were later in running this year, but that didn’t diminish the wonderful time we had. Lance is a wonderful guide and it’s obvious how much he cares about the environment and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank KentuckyGirlAtHeart
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Today we went on a bear excursion with Mike and Lance - wow what an incredible experience. From the floatplane ride over to the zillion bears we saw to the expert pilot, Mike, and the brilliant guide - Lance, we had the day of a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dawn388
Reviewed August 9, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Niek Z
Reviewed August 8, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 20, 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Leiden10
Sarah E, Owner at Emerald Air Service, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

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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