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Talon Air Service

Soldotna, AK 99669
+1 907-262-8899
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Bear watching trip was a bust

We booked a bear watching trip with Talon Air out of Soldatna on Sat. July 29, 2017. The trip... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
cdward53
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Only 2 creeks....

Talon air service flies you to the great river lake where they transport you by boat to only 2... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
SjoerdvanBruchem
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

We booked a bear watching trip with Talon Air out of Soldatna on Sat. July 29, 2017. The trip turned out to be more about fishing than bear watching and was very disappointing. We exited the sea plane into a boat and motored out to...More

Thank cdward53
Alan H, Owner at Talon Air Service, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

It is unfortunate that you did not have the trip you were expecting. We do offer just bear-viewing trips where there is no fishing involved. We also have a couple of different locations that we do the bear-viewing. If you will email me your information...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Talon air service flies you to the great river lake where they transport you by boat to only 2 small creeks where you'll spend about 6 hours sitting doing nothing while the guides constantly talk to each other without really trying to make it more...More

Thank SjoerdvanBruchem
Alan H, Owner at Talon Air Service, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Since this is the first I have heard of this, will you please email me what day you went and who your guide was please. talonair@alaska.net Also were you just bear-viewing or doing the bear-viewing and fishing trip?

Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

I like to keep things positive so I won't go into details. Talon air came recommend to us by family once they knew we were going to Alaska. So we planned a detour in our vacation to drive out of our way so we could...More

Thank AnnaEvan
Alan H, Owner at Talon Air Service, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

I am the owner and pilot at Talon Air Service. It would have been nice to know about this sooner, however as for the fishing licenses you bought we can not refund money on them you would need to contact the Department of Fish and...More

Reviewed 20 July 2017

This was a great day. Left Trophy Lodge in Soldotna and flew with the owner/pilot of Talon Air for about 20 minutes to the N. fork of the Bear River, I believe. Had Bill Davis as our guide in a 4 fisherman boat and Bill...More

Thank Hudson H
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

What an amazing tour from the float plane ride to the bear viewing. Our guide Ryan followed the bears so we never missed the action. The pontoon kept us warm and dry in the rain. Three generations enjoyed this trip. Ryan was great with the...More

Thank Raunaque O
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

If I was told I could I could ride a seaplane to spend 6 hours in a 19 foot boat with a chilly mist falling most of the time and have a peak experience, I would have said "you're crazy. " But I did that...More

Thank tallbuck
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Awesome experience! Saw two female brown bears, one with two cubs and the other with one. Also saw a black bear. Had several eagles fly over head. We were able to get nice and close to the bears as the sockeye salmon were just starting...More

Thank travisvw
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

I have to admit that I really hesitated before spending money on bear viewing but this was a great decision to do so. The combination of bear viewing, salmon fishing hands on for all the kids (9,14,18) and flight over the glacier was well worth...More

Thank Snow_Wolfe
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Er sae so much Bears!! The guide way very helpfully!! The next time Ed will try to catch fishes as vell!' The experiance was great. Best value for this price!' Thanks to all from the Talon Air!!!!

Thank giswil12
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Our family spent 10 days in Alaska and I must say the last day with guide Dan Chaloux was the best of all! Dan took the time to teach my wife, daughter and son how to fish and better yet how to catch some really...More

Thank wil251999
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aktundraqueen
10 October 2017|
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Response from Ocean-Traveler55 | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend going with Alaska West Air out of Nikiski. MUCH better customer service and they actual acted like they wanted you to have a great experience even before your started the charter!
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kwall300
19 January 2017|
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Response from Grant H | Reviewed this property |
It seems like there were 6 of us in the airplane
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