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Bald Mountain Air Service

#3 of 53 Tours in Homer
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Address: Spit Road, Homer, AK 99603
Phone Number: +1 800-478-7969
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Your Alaskan brown bear adventure begins with Bald Mountain Air

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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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Float plane to great bear adventures.

We spent 50 days touring Alaska and this was one of if not the best experience we enjoyed!! Great flight, photos and walking with the bears!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Paulstay
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 50 days touring Alaska and this was one of if not the best experience we enjoyed!! Great flight, photos and walking with the bears!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Bald Mountain Air is a very professionally run outfit and made our visit to the bears of Katmai smooth and enjoyable. We checked in for a briefing and a weigh in, the day before the flight at the office out on Homer spit. This was valuable as we were totally prepared for what to bring and what to expect. Taking... More 

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Bear L, Front Office Manager at Bald Mountain Air Service, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and sharing your experience. We are happy to hear you had a great adventure! More 

Queensland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

A very well organised and enjoyable day trip. The bears were still at Brooks Falls at the end of August this year, so that was our destination. We saw bears at the falls, and plenty of salmon jumping, and a mother and two cubs, who wandered all about under the platform area and up and down the waterways. Luckily there... More 

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Bear L, Front Office Manager at Bald Mountain Air Service, responded to this review

Thank you for your valuable feedback, it was pleasure to have you join us. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Bald Mountain Air is very professional in every way. We were given a detailed briefing the night before and we departed punctually the next morning for Brooks Camp. We had a smooth flight with informative narration from our pilot. The day was perfect and we had a wonderful experience viewing the bears catching the salmon. The only negative was the... More 

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Tweed Heads, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This was one of the best things I have ever done! I could not believe how close we got to the brown bears. We watched mums catch fish for their babies. They played right in front of us. Our plane landed right on the beach.

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Bear L, Front Office Manager at Bald Mountain Air Service, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are happy to hear that you had a great adventure at Brooks Falls. It was a pleasure to have you join us. More 

Southlake, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Bald Mountain flies a very nice Dehavilland Otter. We flew IFR most of the way to Brooks Falls and it was a comfortable and safe flight. Even at the end of the bear viewing season we still saw several bears at Brooks Falls and around Katmai. If there was one thing I didn't like it was not having more time... More 

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Thank your for your valuable feedback, and taking the time to give us your review. It was a pleasure to have you join us. More 

Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The scenery at Brooks Falls is unforgettable. It's so impressive being so close to the bears while catching salmon. So it was def. Worth it investing the dollars in this trip! Bald Mointain air has friendly & welcoming staff, the pilots and @ the office, too. Would recommend the company. I was a bit surprised that the pilots didn't come... More 

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Bear L, Front Office Manager at Bald Mountain Air Service, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for taking the time to give us a review and sharing your Alaskan adventure with us. More 

Shingle Springs, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Float plane trip to see the Bears in Katmai National Park. Scenic flight over was nice. The wait in the National Park to watch their 15 min video was a bit long. Mainly due to the anxiousness to get going. Bear viewing did not disappoint. Make sure to go to Brooks Lake as well. Chances to see bears not from... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

My husband and I had an amazing experience with Bald Mountain Air Service, very customer service oriented and good overall pricing in comparison to other options! The pilot even waited an hour for us while we were stuck in a 'bear jam'. We recommend highly and will not hesitate to use their service again!

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Kailua
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We had a great time on this bear viewing trip. Our pilot Gary gave us a very smooth flight and went out of his way to go after grey whales on the trip back! I would completely recommend this adventure!

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