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Address: 506 Trident Way, Kodiak, Kodiak Island, AK 99615-7401
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+1 907-486-8282
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 18:00
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A high quality seaplane service for Kodiak Island and the Alaska Peninsula....

A high quality seaplane service for Kodiak Island and the Alaska Peninsula. Since 1987, Rolan Ruoss has been flying sportsmen, tourists, and local Alaskans throughout our Islands, serving their recreational, business, and personal flying needs year-round. Offering the highest quality Bear Viewing Tours around, let Jo Murphy and Rolan Ruoss guide you through this once in a lifetime experience with their insurmountable knowledge.

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Superb Experience! First to arrive before the throngs from Homer

I went on this particular Bear Viewing trip on the recommendation of a local Kodiak resident. A local, what more do I need to say? From the pick-up at my hotel, the proper... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went on this particular Bear Viewing trip on the recommendation of a local Kodiak resident. A local, what more do I need to say? From the pick-up at my hotel, the proper fitting of my hip boots to the provided lunch, everything was top notch. Jo and Roland are personable, professional and safety always comes first. Need I say... More 

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Venice, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sea hawk is excellent. Put them on your bucket list. The experience was outstanding. Used another seaplane company because sea hawk was closed one day. Don't waste your money with other companies. Only use sea hawk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

My friends and I went on a trip to kodiak island and we took a plain ride with Roland and Joe we saw lots of bears had lots of fun!!!

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1 Thank filletandrelease
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

My husband and I use Sea Hawk Air. Jo and Roland go out of their way to make your hunting trip as safe and successful as possible. They will help pick and deliver you and your gear to the airport if possible. If you need something for the trip, one of their employees can take you to Walmart if you... More 

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1 Thank Annie G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This has been a bucket list wish for both of us for many years! Being this close to the bears was unbelievable! Jo is the perfect guide. We were totally relaxed with her lead. Jo is extremely knowledgable about bears. She was not only guiding us but also educating us on the bears, their habits, and history. The flight to... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Was hesitant to spend the money on this but soooo glad we did. Impossible to describe the feeling of being within 30 feet of a bear in its own habitat. Jo understands the bears, their body language and apparently they know her as well which made for a non-threatening experience for all parties. If you get to Kodiak, this is... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Of the 42 days we spent in Alaska, seeing the Kodiak bears is one of those experiences we will take to our graves. The service: helping us arrange hotel, picking us up at the hotel, dog sitting and of course bear watching, etc. Even though Roland and Jo were busy, they treated us like we were the only clients they... More 

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Groveland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Sea Hawk Air flew us to Frazier Lake in the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge to view the Kodiak bears. However, there was a bonus, the fish (salmon) weir leading into Frazier Lake and that history. My wife had never seen Kodiak bears, nor the way salmon sometimes reach their spawning location. The grown Kodiak bears make the brown bears (that... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This was a most amazing adventure, a must for anyone really wanting to experience bear watching. We put on hip boots and Jo and Rolan flew us to Katmai. We walked in a meadow, through streams and mud and got up close enough to really see the Bears. The scenery could not have been more spectacular, a glacier in the... More 

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Kodiak Island, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We live in Kodiak, Ak and see bears frequently but when family came to visit we decided to take a float plane tour to see bears. Yes. The Bears are big and it is always exciting to see them but I was so excited just seeing parts of the island we don't ever get to see. The pilot was so... More 

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