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ARTICLE

9 Best Things To Do in Homer, Alaska

Apr 29, 2021

ARTICLE

From hiking and camping to local cuisine and culture, Homer has all sorts of adventures to offer visitors.

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

Jul 24, 2020

ARTICLE

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

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Melissa and Joey Karrigan
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ARTICLE

UPDATE: EAS COVID-19 Mitigation Plan

May 28, 2020

ARTICLE

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

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Melissa Karrigan
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ARTICLE

Glaciers in Southcentral Alaska

May 19, 2020

ARTICLE

What is a glacier and how do they form?

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Joey Karrigan
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ARTICLE

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

May 4, 2020

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

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Joey Karrigan
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ARTICLE

Preparing for Alaska's Weather

Apr 24, 2020

ARTICLE

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

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Joey Karrigan
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INTERVIEW

An Interview with a Bear Guide: Part 2

Apr 21, 2020

INTERVIEW

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

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Joey Karrigan
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INTERVIEW

An Interview with a Bear Guide: Part 1

Apr 7, 2020

INTERVIEW

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

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Joey Karrigan
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ARTICLE

Along Came a Wolf...

Mar 30, 2020

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

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Lance Bassett
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Pebble Mine Threatens Katmai National Park

Mar 23, 2020

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.

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

Mar 18, 2020

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

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Melissa Karrigan
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STORY

Two Cubs on Their First Fishing Trip

Feb 17, 2020

STORY

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

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Lance Bassett
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A Field Guide to Katmai's Spruce

Feb 11, 2020

ARTICLE

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

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Joey Karrigan
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STORY

Sentinel of the Wild (Kaguyak Wolf Pack Alpha Male)

Jan 30, 2020

STORY

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

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Lance Bassett
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ARTICLE

An Introduction to our Contributors

Jan 23, 2020

ARTICLE

Learn more about our blog contributors in this introduction article.

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Joey Karrigan
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STORY

The Story of a Moose Calf

Jan 17, 2020

STORY

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

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Lance Bassett
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INTERVIEW

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

Jan 9, 2020

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.

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Joey Karrigan
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INTERVIEW

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

Jan 6, 2020

INTERVIEW

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

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Joey Karrigan
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ARTICLE

3 Reasons Why You Should Go to Brooks Falls

Dec 11, 2019

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

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Joey Karrigan
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ARTICLE

Questions to Ask Before You Fly

Dec 3, 2019

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

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Joey Karrigan
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STORY

First Cubs

Nov 25, 2019

STORY

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

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Lance Bassett
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ARTICLE

The de Havilland Otter: The Workhorse of the North

Nov 19, 2019

ARTICLE

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

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

Nov 9, 2019

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.

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Melissa and Joey Karrigan
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ARTICLE

7 Essentials of Bear Viewing Etiquette

Oct 29, 2019

ARTICLE

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

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Lance Bassett
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STORY

Every Photograph Has a Story

Oct 28, 2019

STORY

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

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Lance Bassett
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ARTICLE

What is Bear Viewing?

Oct 22, 2019

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

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Joey Karrigan
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When Should I Go Bear Viewing?

Oct 22, 2019

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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.

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Joey Karrigan
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Can Anyone Go Bear Viewing?

Oct 22, 2019

ARTICLE

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

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Joey Karrigan