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Bald Mountain Air Service

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Spit Road, Homer, AK 99603
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Life time memory!!

Put it on your LIST!! Organized, respectful of the bears and the environment, safety conscious... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
lovekatmai
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Madison, Wisconsin
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 22 September 2017
123bk
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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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“brooks falls” (56 reviews)
“float plane” (23 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Spit Road, Homer, AK 99603
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"lower platform"
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"bear viewing"
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"pilot rick"
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"picnic area"
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"small lake"
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"viewing platform"
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"floating bridge"
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"flew low"
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Put it on your LIST!! Organized, respectful of the bears and the environment, safety conscious!! It was the most amazing trip/adventure to see the bears so close and see their personalities as they fish. This beautiful experience will always be imprinted on our hearts. We...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

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

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

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

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

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

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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
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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

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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

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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

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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.

1  Thank Marnidave
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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

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sudhirkochhar
23 November 2017|
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Response from Roberta M | Reviewed this property |
Probably the 2nd week in September. When the silver salmon are running. Best, Roberta
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pchelsea
27 March 2016|
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Response from maggieminn | Reviewed this property |
Get a taxi from the Homer airport to where ever you are staying. I've stay twice at North Country Charters. They have an efficiency apartment above the office, right on the spit. Not fancy but comfortable, good wifi and... More
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