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Our family had an amazing time bear viewing! Everyone with this company is hospitable and... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
NoelleFr
Simply the best

Absolutely fantastic Bear Viewing experience. Great outfil, excellent pilot who took his time to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our family had an amazing time bear viewing! Everyone with this company is hospitable and knowledgeable. We felt safe flying with our pilot Ben who took the time to explain to us our travel route. And Daniel who is an amazing guide with a wealth...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Absolutely fantastic Bear Viewing experience. Great outfil, excellent pilot who took his time to share his expertise and knowledge about the area, bears and nature in general. Pilot took a detour to show us the glacier up close, fantastic way to end an awesome vacation

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Thomas S, Director of Operations at Smokey Bay Air, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for the review. Yes, the bears are amazing, but so is Mt Iliamna! Glad you enjoyed!

Reviewed 4 days ago

During our trip to Alaska, my husband and I knew that we would like to see some bears. After all the research, we found Smokey Bay Air and we decided to do the day tour with them to visit bears. The tour was awesome, our...More

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Thomas S, Director of Operations at Smokey Bay Air, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the great review--it is certainly appreciated. Yes--along with all of our staff, we are so fortunate to have Daniel amongst us.

Reviewed 4 days ago

We booked the trip at the last minute (the day before!) since we weren't sure of the weather in Homer. The trip was beyond our expectations...not only did we see brown bears in their natural habitat...something I have wanted to do for a long time....More

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Thomas S, Director of Operations at Smokey Bay Air, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you, Nancy-- we were all very happy to have made your trip so memorable. Please visit us again!

Reviewed 5 days ago

In our nine-day vacation in Alaska, the Bear Viewing was certainly the highlight! It was a fantastic experience. We started at 7:30 am and everything was exactly followed what the company promised. We spent 3 hours on ground, and walked around on beach and grass...More

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Thomas S, Director of Operations at Smokey Bay Air, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for recognizing our efforts--both at how we conduct the trip, but also our approach to safety. We're happy to have shown you the bears!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing!!!!! I highly recommend Smokey bay air for your bear viewing trip. It was worth every penny. The next time I return to Alaska I this trip is definitely one my list. We saw about 14 different bears, including a sow and her cub. It...More

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Thomas S, Director of Operations at Smokey Bay Air, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for the excellent review! Yes indeed--we would love to take you on another bear view!

Reviewed 5 days ago

Fantastic adventure, loved every aspect. Highly recommended. Pick a sunny day. Take a camera with a long lens.

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Thomas S, Director of Operations at Smokey Bay Air, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you! Yes, our blog and Trip Advisor certainly show some great pics. Hope you enjoy yours!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The ride out to Lake Clark was amazing. No matter where you sit on the plane, the pilot endures everyone gets to see the sights. Both Illeamna and Redoubt were out. Beautiful! There are no headphones so it’s hard to ask questions but the naturalist...More

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Thomas S, Director of Operations at Smokey Bay Air, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the excellent and detailed review. Yes--we try to get you as close as we safely can to the bears. Most of all, thank you for recognizing our professionalism--very much appreciated.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were thrilled with our trip on Smokey Bay to see bears. It felt like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, though now that we've gone, we hope to go again. The pilots were friendly, the flight was beautiful and the bears did not disappoint. Both the pilots...More

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Thomas S, Director of Operations at Smokey Bay Air, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review--we hope you go one another one, too!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great time with ~12 bears. The pilots/guides were knowledgeable and friendly and taught us a lot about the bears and the area. The scenery was as amazing as the bears.

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Thomas S, Director of Operations at Smokey Bay Air, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review! We are so fortunate to be in this area of Alaska and we love showing it to our guests.

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The Z
March 8, 2016|
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Good afternoon! Thanks for contacting Smokey Bay Air! Our minimum number of passengers for our bear viewing trips is 2, and at this time we do have several openings in the end of June, however without an exact date, I cannot... More
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GlobetrottingSwede
April 13, 2015|
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Response from Tim206 | Property representative |
Thanks for your interest in Smokey Bay Air! I want to apologize first for my delay in responding to your inquiry. It is best to book your trip with us as soon as you know your dates that you will be in Homer, as we do tend... More
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