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Marching to the Tide's Beat: Life in Coastal Alaska

ARTICLE

In Alaska, the magnitude of the tides requires us to plan around the movements of the ocean.

Melissa and Joey Karrigan
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UPDATE: EAS COVID-19 Mitigation Plan

ARTICLE

Here you can find our policies for mitigating COVID-19 among our guests and staff.

Melissa Karrigan
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Glaciers in Southcentral Alaska

ARTICLE

What is a glacier and how do they form?

Joey Karrigan
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Why We Don't "Guarantee Bears": A Philosophy of Bear Viewing

ARTICLE

What is a bear viewing guarantee and how does it play out on days when bears are hard to find?

Joey Karrigan
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Preparing for Alaska's Weather

ARTICLE

Alaska's weather is unpredictable, but you can prepare for it by wearing layers.

Chris Day & Joey Karrigan
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An Interview with a Bear Guide: Part 2

INTERVIEW

Join us for part two of our interview with Emerald Air Service's bear guide, Lance Bassett!

Joey Karrigan
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An Interview with a Bear Guide: Part 1

INTERVIEW

We sit down to ask a few questions to our in-house bear guide, Lance Bassett.

Joey Karrigan
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Along Came a Wolf...

ARTICLE

This wolf, part of the Kaguyak pack, came trotting through the meadow directly towards us at a good clip, stopping occasionally...

Lance Bassett
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Pebble Mine Threatens Katmai National Park

ARTICLE

Our mission here at Emerald Air Service is to share the treasures of Katmai National Park, and we believe the Pebble Mine will harm Katmai's beautiful wildlife.

Joey Karrigan
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COVID-19: New Cancellation Policy & Thank You

ARTICLE

Friends, We would like to announce that we have amended our cancellation policy for those whose 2020 travel will be affected by COVID-19

Melissa Karrigan
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Two Cubs on Their First Fishing Trip

STORY

Two cubs venture into Katmai for their first fishing trip with mom.

Lance Bassett
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A Field Guide to Katmai's Spruce

ARTICLE

Distinguish between Alaska's different spruce while you're out in Katmai.

Joey Karrigan
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Sentinel of the Wild (Kaguyak Wolf Pack Alpha Male)

STORY

Hear another exciting story from our guide, Lance, about a wolf encounter in Katmai.

Lance Bassett
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An Introduction to our Contributors

ARTICLE

Learn more about our blog contributors in this introduction article.

Joey Karrigan
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The Story of a Moose Calf

STORY

Hear the exciting story of a moose calf during one of Emerald Air Service's guided expeditions into Katmai National Park.

Lance Bassett
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An Interview with Chris Day, Co-Founder of Emerald Air Service: Part 2

INTERVIEW

In part two of this interview, we sit down with Chris Day to talk more about the history of Emerald Air Service and guided bear viewing.

Joey Karrigan
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An Interview with Chris Day, Co-Founder of Emerald Air Service: Part 1

INTERVIEW

In this interview, we sit down with Chris Day to talk more about the history of Emerald Air Service and guided bear viewing.

Joey Karrigan
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3 Reasons Why You Should Go to Brooks Falls

ARTICLE

Here are three compelling reasons why Brooks Falls is incredible bear viewing you should experience.

Joey Karrigan
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Questions to Ask Before You Fly

ARTICLE

In this article, we explore some of the questions to ask so you can make a more informed decision before your Alaskan bush flight.

Joey Karrigan
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First Cubs

STORY

Each season has its drama, but who can be calm when you see the first cubs of the season, or cubs in general?

Lance Bassett
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The de Havilland Otter: The Workhorse of the North

ARTICLE

Emerald Air Service flies the DHC-3 Otter because it provides the classic Alaska bush experience.

Joey Karrigan
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3 Reasons Why Bear Viewing Should Be on Your Bucket List

ARTICLE

Flying in a sea plane into the wilderness of Katmai to watch the Alaskan Coastal Brown Bear is a one-of-a-kind adventure.

Melissa and Joey Karrigan
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7 Essentials of Bear Viewing Etiquette

ARTICLE

Proper bear viewing etiquette helps to keep bear viewing a sustainable enterprise in Katmai National Park and Preserve.

Lance Bassett
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Every Photograph Has a Story

STORY

This particular one has drama, tension, heart strings being tugged, sadness, and elation all in a matter of 10 minutes, truly exhausting.

Lance Bassett
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What is Bear Viewing?

ARTICLE

While bears are certainly the pinnacle of our bear viewing adventures, bear viewing is about so much more.

Joey Karrigan
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When Should I Go Bear Viewing?

ARTICLE

In this article, we take a look at the different months during the bear viewing season to give you a better idea of what to expect.

Joey Karrigan
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Can Anyone Go Bear Viewing?

ARTICLE

Virtually anyone can go bear viewing nowadays. Join Emerald Air Service's expert guides and pilots on a bear viewing adventure in Katmai.

Joey Karrigan
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