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Christi R

— July 2020 —

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Amazing Flight to See Bears!

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.

cnieszel

— July 2020 —

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Once in a Lifetime Experience!

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!

smudgepot

— July 2020 —

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Amazing Trip!

Our bear viewing trip with Emerald Air Service was absolutely the highlight of our family trip to Alaska! They took great care of us! We went to Hallo Bay. The flight out was very scenic. Then we landed and saw the bears! It was amazing! We never were afraid. It was just Great!

Yes, this is not inexpensive, but it is an experience like nothing else we have done. HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Do it if you can and Emerald Air is the best.

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ABOUT US

Emerald Air Service was founded by Ken and Chris Day. What began as “Day Trips” in 1991 officially became Emerald Air in 2000. Operating out of a de Havilland Otter float plane, we are the oldest guided bear viewing company based in Homer, Alaska and have had the pleasure of sharing respect, understanding, and love for Alaska’s Coastal Brown Bears with many hundreds of guests over the years.

Our main goal is to educate guests about Katmai’s majestic residents, the Coastal Brown Bear, and the country in which they live. Surrounded by fear and misconception, the great predators of the world are being driven to extinction. Armed with knowledge and awareness, they can be saved. Knowledgeable respect—not fear—is what we hope you take away with you at the end of a fun-filled day.

 

"The sight of the grizzly bear stirred me like nothing else the country could contain. What mattered was not so much the bear himself as what the bear implied. He was the predominant thing in that country and for him to be in it at all meant that there had to be more of the same kind of country.... He implied a world. He was an affirmation to the rest of the earth that his kind of place was extant."

 

John McPhee, Coming Into the Country

 
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2021 Season: JUNE 1 – SEPTEMBER 10