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Bald Mountain Air Service

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Spit Road, Homer, AK 99603
+1 800-478-7969
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Katmai in September

We were pleased with our trip to Katmai with Bald Mountain Air. It was a full day, with an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
If you love bears and the wild, this trip is a must!

This is a must do if you are in Alaska and would like to see tons of bears. The flight from Homer... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Your Alaskan brown bear adventure begins with Bald Mountain Air Your floatplane trip is over some of the most scenic country Alaska has to offer. Prepare for the awe-inspiring beauty awaiting you on this amazing adventure. And, if it's bears you want to see ... we guarantee it! It doesn't get better than this: a fabulous floatplane ride with eye-popping views; landing in a pristine Alaskan wilderness on a floatplane with an honest-to-goodness lifelong Alaskan bush pilot, followed by the best day of your life watching nature's most magnificent creatures, the Alaskan brown bear.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Spit Road, Homer, AK 99603
+1 800-478-7969

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were pleased with our trip to Katmai with Bald Mountain Air. It was a full day, with an orientation at the office, 1 1/2 hour flight to Katmai, required orientation with the NPS, 3 hours to observe the wildlife and return flight of 1...More

Thank 123bk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must do if you are in Alaska and would like to see tons of bears. The flight from Homer to Katmai is already a beautiful experience, followed by a short hike (depends a bit where you land on Katmai). We spent more...More

Thank fuchslu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thought we had choose the right flight service after we spoke with the really nice lady at the front desk. To us, the first person we deal with when considering a tour can make or break our decision to use their services. After she...More

Thank travelengineer2014
Reviewed 12 September 2017

On July 17th, I flew for the third time with Bald Mountain. I had flown with them twice in 2015. We went back to Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park. I was able to capture many great images of the bears feeding on Salmon. On...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Bald Mountain Air was wonderful. Our pilot Rick flew our relatively spacious Beaver across the Cook Inlet to Katmai. We landed in a pond and hiked about 2 miles to an overlook to watch the Brown Bears. A mother and cub climbed a hill close...More

Thank ks88
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This was a once in a lifetime expirience seeing bears that close. The Pilot was a real professional and we've landed on a real small lake where we could get really close to the bears see them fishing the salmon out of the river. Excellent...More

Thank thomaspE61UE
Reviewed 19 August 2017

This trip is unforgettable! You will have a great time. The pilots, Rick and Ricky, are both experienced and professional. You can tell they fly a lot and know everything about the planes. The planes are small (10 seats plus the pilot), so you can...More

1  Thank Erica P
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

An exciting experience with amazing, knowledgeable pilots. Ricky went over and above to give us a very memorable flight and tour that will be remembered for a lifetime.

Thank Marnidave
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

So stoked we got to go to Moraine Creek, no frills, no people, no other float planes, we had the best time with Ricky and Rick. We saw heaps of bears and managed to get pretty close to some and Ricky was a great guide,...More

Thank Driftsy
Reviewed 10 August 2017

On July 30th, my group checked in for our bear viewing flight on July 31st at the main office on the Homer Spit. We were told by the agent there our group would be on their first trip to Moraine Creek and they were really...More

1  Thank Debi F
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27 March 2016|
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Response from Les R | Reviewed this property |
Also I wouldn't wait too long to book your trip on Bald Mountain. If you are going in July that period usually books up first as that is perhaps the busiest tourist month on the Peninsula. Having said that, IMHO, the best... More
13 April 2015|
Response from whaledetective | Reviewed this property |
Book as early as you can! These get filled up. I know its a struggle to figure out days etc. but the weather can be really variable in the Katmai area and some days they cancel.