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Scenic Bear Viewing

3636 FAA Road, Homer Airport, Homer, AK 99603-7959
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Alaskan Coastal Brown Bear Viewing in Katmai National Park or Lake Clark National Park. Includes a bonus flight-seeing trip in a five passenger bush plane with a beach landing in the remote wilderness. These parks have no road access or facilities. We spend three hours or more with the bears then fly everyone back to Homer. With two airplanes we can now take a 2-10 people. This is an active wilderness adventure. You must be able to walk up to 2-4 miles at average pace. Any health issues that might impact this must be discussed with Martin by phone or email prior to booking a trip. Please call Martin to inquire about our trips that accommodate people who experience special needs. This trip involves air travel in small airplanes. Anyone afraid of flying or who is claustrophobic must discuss their concerns with Martin before you book a trip. Weight limit of 250 lbs. per passenger for safety reasons.
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Hours Today: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
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3636 FAA Road, Homer Airport, Homer, AK 99603-7959
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"lake clark national park"
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"silver salmon"
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"bear viewing"
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"clams"
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"outstanding experience"
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"body language"
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"flying experience"
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"excellent pilot"
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"knowledgeable pilot"
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"five hours"
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"safety talk"
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"amazing photos"
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"his knowledge"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fabulous trip with Martin. We had a wonderful encounter with a bear. A really beautiful moment. We were then treated to a wonderful scenic flight over a volcano on our way back to Homer. Martin was very knowledgeable and took good care of...More

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Reviewed September 11, 2017

We decided to make bear viewing a highlight during our 4 weeks expedition trip in Alaska. We decided to book a tour with a locally owned company. We could not make a better choice. Let me start with Martin - a very passionate person with...More

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Reviewed September 8, 2017

We flew in Martin's plane to Silver Salmon Creek on Lake Clark National Park and Preserve to view bears. Did we ever! The flight was spectacular- Flew near volcanos, glaciers and turquoise lake to land on a beach. A short walk to a meadow, and...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

A quick 30 minute plane ride is all it takes to view bears in their natural habitat. Sows with cubs, fishing for salmon, is better than any trip to a zoo. Professionally operated by a pilot with over 30 years flying experience, as well as...More

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Mattsb1222, Owner at Scenic Bear Viewing, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2017

Thank You Very Much For The Review and Spending Your Time Making It!

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Reviewed August 27, 2017

This was our first trip with Martin and we will return. Weather postponed our trip but Martin worked with us to make sure we had this amazing experience. Martin is very knowledgeable about bears and freely shares his expertise so his customers & the bears...More

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Mattsb1222, Owner at Scenic Bear Viewing, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2017

Thank You Very Much. It was my pleasure taking you to see the bears.

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Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

We've gone out with Martin before, and had an excellent time. Martin is extremely knowledgable about bears, and knows how to read their body language to keep everyone (us and the bears) safe. We were lucky enough to get quite close to the bears, including...More

Thank Morgan B
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Reviewed August 25, 2017

Our trip started out being delayed due to weather. We were appreciative that Martin was all about safety first. He then rescheduled us the next day. He is an excellent pilot from this non-pilot, but family of four father's perspective. Upon landing, we immediately embarked...More

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Reviewed August 23, 2017

We had a great flight over to Lake Clark where we landed on the beach. After a short walk we were able to take our time watching a mama bear teaching her cubs to dig clams. Martin was very considerate of what we were able...More

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