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

Two Cubs on Their First Fishing Trip

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Lance Bassett
STORY

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

A Field Guide to Katmai's Spruce

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Joey Karrigan
ARTICLE

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

Sentinel of the Wild (Kaguyak Wolf Pack Alpha Male)

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Lance Bassett
STORY

Learn more about our blog contributors in this introduction article.

An Introduction to our Contributors

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Joey Karrigan
ARTICLE

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

The Story of a Moose Calf

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Lance Bassett
STORY

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.

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

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Joey Karrigan
INTERVIEW

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

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

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Joey Karrigan
INTERVIEW

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

3 Reasons Why You Should Go to Brooks Falls

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Joey Karrigan
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.

Questions to Ask Before You Fly

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Joey Karrigan
ARTICLE

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

First Cubs

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Lance Bassett
STORY

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

The de Havilland Otter: The Workhorse of the North

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Joey Karrigan
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.

3 Reasons Why Bear Viewing Should Be on Your Bucket List

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Melissa and Joey Karrigan
ARTICLE

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

7 Essentials of Bear Viewing Etiquette

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Lance Bassett
ARTICLE

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

Every Photograph Has a Story

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Lance Bassett
STORY

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

What is Bear Viewing?

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Joey Karrigan
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.

When Should I Go Bear Viewing?

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Joey Karrigan
ARTICLE

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

Can Anyone Go Bear Viewing?

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Joey Karrigan
ARTICLE