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Feb 16

Alaska Fly-In fishing anyone?

Our excellent fishing guide, Brian Saunders with Kachemak Guide Bureau is back for 2014!  What does that mean for you aspiring fishermen and fisherwomen?  Well, that means that we can fly you to a remote location to fish AND provide you with one of the best guides in the business here in Alaska.  He can teach you the ins and outs, provide you with all your gear, and help you bring home with your own fresh fish for dinner.  All fishing levels welcome.

Feb 16

July filling up fast for bear viewing at Brooks Camp!

Reservations for the 2014 season have already started piling in.  It looks like July is going to fill up fast, especially for trips to Brooks camp for bear viewing.  We already have several days completely filled. Be sure to call soon to reserve your spot!

Brooks Camp is located at the mouth of the Brooks River and the shore of Naknek Lake in Katmai National Park.  It is known all over the world as one of the most beautiful and best places to view brown bears in large concentrations. The bears in Brooks Camp can be seen roaming the trails, teaching their young to fish in the lake, and of course, pulling salmon straight out of the famous Brooks waterfalls.

Our trips to Brooks Camp leave daily from Homer at 9am and 3pm, allowing for approximately 3 hours of bearviewing time.  Contact us at fly@stellerair.com to reserve your spot!

Aug 25

Take a Scenic Day Trip to Dick Proenneke’s Cabin on Twin Lakes!

Dick Proenneke was a naturalist who lived alone for 30 years in Twin Lakes, in a log cabin he built himself from resources found on the land.  Proenneke documented every day in journals and video of his life in the wilderness. These recordings eventually aired on PBS in a documentary called Alone in the Wilderness, and showed the process of building his cabin by hand, fishing, panning for gold and living as one with nature.

Proenneke Cabin on Twin Lakes, Lake Clark National Park Alaska

On this trip, you will step onto the beach of Upper Twin Lakes and see the spectacular view of the surrounding mountains and even enter the cabin to take a look around. Here, you’ll be able to get an up close look at Proenneke’s celebrated wood workmanship and even the desk where he penned his journals, all nestled in a remote corner of Alaska where few ever get to visit.

(Price for day trip including 2 hours to explore Dick Proenneke’s cabin and the lakes: $550 per person)

Jul 29

Chinitna Bay…

Chinitna Bay July 2013

Chinitna Bay

The other day one of our staff go the opportunity to go on the Volcano and Bears scenic flight. She snapped this photo with her phone from the plane. It is now her favorite Summer 2013 picture. The new volcano and bear scenic flight is the best one yet. The bears are clearly visible as the pilot swoops over Chintna Bay, only 500ft off the ground!  The precursor to the bear action is a beautiful scenic flight across the inlet.  Once you arrive to Mt. Iliamna, the volcano, you are blown away by the copious amount of glaciers that are apart of and surrounding the volcano. One glacier has sediment on top of the entire surface, making the whole mass of ice take on an unique red hue. This is with out a doubt worth the time of the trip. Customers have reported seeing 30 plus bears in Chinitna Bay, that along with the volcano and glaciers makes this a spectacular trip.

Chinitna Bay is also home to one of our Bear viewing locations. Bear Mountain Lodge is located right on the beach of Chinitna Bay. This trip allows you to see the bears you view on the volcanos and bears tour from the ground! The professional bear guides take you in vehicles to different locations around the bay to view the bears fishing, clamming, grazing, or sleeping in the sun. Bear Mountain lodge also provides you with lunch during your mid day break. This trip is said to be one of the best in terms of the number of bears you are able to see during your time in the bay.

Jun 21

Visiting Dick Proenneke’s cabin in Twin Lakes

We recently took a couple to visit Dick Proenneke’s cabin in Twin Lakes.  The husband has been a long time fan of Proenneke and his famous documentary and journals. For those of you who aren’t as familiar, Dick Proenneke was a naturalist who lived alone for 30 years in Twin Lakes, Alaska very simply in a log cabin he built himself from resources found on the land.  Proenneke documented everyday in journals and video of his life in the wilderness.  These recordings evenDick Proenneke's cabin in Twin Lakestually aired on PBS in a documentary called Alone in the WIlderness.  An amazing trip that’s not as far as most would think.

Jun 12

Volcano and Bear tour anyone??

We have been selling the heck out of this trip!  It’s fairly new as we only just began offering it last summer.  A one and a half hour flight see across Cook Inlet that tours Mt. Iliamna and Chinitna Bay.  The flight across Cook Inlet slowly ascends Scenic flights with Steller Air in Homer, Alaska.to the 10,000 ft it takes to get to the top of Mt. Iliamna, a glacier covered volcano with constant plume activity.  It then travels to Chinitna Bay to view the bears from the air.  Our flightseers this week have reported seeing 30+ bears along the coast of this bay, feeding and lazing in the sun.  Don’t forget glaciers and waterfalls and mountains…oh my!

All this for only $297 per person… what a deal!

May 22

Bear viewing in Chinitna Bay

Spring has sprung and the bears are here!  It appears that the bears are finally waking up in Chinitna Bay.  The first few signs of life have been spotted there just this week, with bear activity expected to pick up greatly by the end of May.  We have already had several bear viewing requests here in Homer.  This year we are offering a new overnight bear viewing trip to Chinitna Bay in May and June, in addition to our usual bear viewing DAY trips to Chinitna Bay, Crescent Lake in Lake Clark National Park and Brooks Camp in Katmai.  Happy spring!Bear viewing in Chinitna Bay

May 09

Brooks Camp in May

Brooks Camp in MayWe have kicked off a busier May than usual by being the first floatplane air taxi willing to go to Katmai. Lake Hood in Anchorage is still frozen so the only available floatplanes are here on Beluga Lake in Homer. Construction and Katmai National Park projects were just waiting for the lake to open up. We sent Beryl (N77206) on a fact finding mission across Cook Inlet to see if there was enough water to land at Brooks Camp.  We will keep offering charter service to Katmai until the bears come out and we start bear viewing daytrips in July.  Success! Sometimes the early bird gets more than worms.

May 08

…and we are ready to fly!

Plan your Alaskan floatplane adventure with Steller Air in Homer, Alaska

Steller Air is ready to kick off the 2013 summer season! As of Monday, we have our first plane in the water and we are already taking flights. Our office will officially open on May 15th with May hours of 9am-5pm every day. But call us anytime to book your Alaskan floatplane adventure!

Sep 10

Celebrity Scenic Flight

flightseeing-Alaska-mountains-blue-skyIt’s a celebrity scenic flight day! David Putnam, who is Amelia Earhart’s step-grandson, brought his whole family on a flight see. He has interesting memories to share about his grandmother and is excited to introduce his children to the world of flight.

After clearing the season’s first frost off the wings, we take the Putnams for a scenic flight Amelia would have undoubtedly enjoyed. Steph, who is a member of The 99s, an organization of female pilots that Amelia Earhart helped start when there were only 99 female pilots in the country, was their pilot.

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