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Spend a day in remote Alaska with the legendary brown bear. Fly in our de Havilland Otter float plane, the "workhorse of the North," across the Cook Inlet to one of the most densely populated Coastal Brown Bear habitats in the world: Katmai National Park and Preserve.

More than a photography trip, we always strive to be an educational experience that dispels the sensationalized myths that surround bears. You will take with you a sense of having been in "bear country" and a confidence born from knowledge and personal experience.

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OUR TRIPS

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Guided Expedition

Katmai National Park

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June 1st — sept 10th

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Small group (9 guests maximum)

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Day trip of approximately 8 hours

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Walk between 3–5 miles throughout the day

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Scenic flight from Homer to Katmai takes approximately 1 hour

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Spend an average of 5 hours on the ground hiking and sitting to watch the bears

World-Famous

Brooks Falls

June 20th — Aug 10th

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Bear viewing at your own pace

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Day trip of approximately 8 hours

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Walking distance of 1 mile from Visitor's Center to viewing platforms

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Scenic flight from Homer to Katmai takes approximately 1.5 hours

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Modern amenities available like bathrooms, lodging, and lunch for purchase

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Group Flightseeing

Kachemak Bay

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June 1st — Aug 31st

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Can accommodate 6–10 person groups

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1 or more hours in the air

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Times may vary depending on availability

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Can be customized to accommodate the the special interests of a particular group

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Ideal for larger groups and families, wedding parties, work outings, tour groups

 

POLICIES

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AGE LIMITATIONS POLICY
Due to the nature of our trip, we do not allow guests under the age of 12 to join the guided expedition. Due to physical demands, we also do not recommend the guided expedition for guests over the age of 75. Guests of all ages are permitted to go to Brooks Falls, however, we do not recommend this trip for children younger than 3 years old.
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WEIGHT LIMITATIONS POLICY
The aircraft has a limited weight capacity. For guests who exceed 220lbs (102kb) including gear, please call our office to complete your booking. We do our utmost to accommodate guests while ensuring that we do not exceed our weight limit. Guests who are 275lbs (125kg) or more including gear must pay for two seats.
If a guest has intentionally or unintentionally misrepresented their weight including gear, and as a result the weight capacity of the aircraft is exceeded, that guest will be unable to go on the trip and will not be reimbursed.
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PAYMENT POLICY
Emerald Air Service collects payment in full at the time of booking. If a guest books their trip directly online, there is an online convenience fee of 6%. You are welcome to call our office and book with one of our staff to avoid this fee.
We offer a Military Discount of 10% for members and their dependents. Call our office to book directly in order to receive this discount. Thank you for your service!
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CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellations due to weather will be refunded in full. Cancellations made up to 30 days prior to trip are refunded minus a fee of $100 per person. Cancellations within 30 days are non-refundable. We commend purchasing travel insurance for your adventure.