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Jul 04

Getting the most out of your Brooks Camp visit

In July, the waterfalls at Brooks River are packed with salmon jumping upstream to get to their spawning grounds. This attracts the crowds – of hungry coastal brown bears! That is great since it is an incredible sight to be seen. However, these sights attract crowds of people. Most of us try to avoid standing …

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Jun 30

Bearviewing at Brooks Camp Begins Tomorrow

Brooks Camp bear viewing for the 2016 season is on! Fish are jumping and the bears are in the falls. The bear camera is live now, so stay tuned to see how many bears are out there each day! Brooks Camp is located at the mouth of the Brooks River on the shore of Naknek …

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Jun 24

Homer Newbie Chronicles: Fly-Hike-Boat

Uran here again reporting on my most recent flight adventure – the Fly-Hike-Boat we offer in conjunction with Mako’s Water Taxi. Our esteemed pilot Jimmy got the trip started off with a quick and beautiful scenic flight over to Leisure Lake (China Poot Lake). He pulled the plane up to the beach at the entrance …

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Jun 05

Volcanoes, bears, and a glacier… all in a flightsee!

Interested in seeing bears but don’t have an entire day to devote to a bear viewing trip? Join us on a volcano and bear viewing tour and see bears from the air! This 1.5 hour flightsee leaves from Beluga Lake in Homer and heads west over the Cook Inlet towards the Mt. Iliamna volcano. You …

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Jun 02

Homer Newbie Chronicles: The 1-Hour Flightsee

Hello all. Uran here. As the newest Steller Air employee and brand-new Homer transplant, I have been given the difficult task of jumping on our flights to get familiar with the area and our offerings. I know. It sounds just awful, doesn’t it? However, I’m a dutiful employee, and it’s part of my training, so …

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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 …

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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 to the 10,000 ft it takes to get …

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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 …

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May 09

Brooks Camp in May

We 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. …

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Aug 26

Which weigh are the bears?

One of the fly fisherman headed out on a day trip today claims to be a former director of the CIA—or another member in this party claimed this. Perhaps this is why his weight must be a state secret. We were told he weighs 220, the scale says 285… that’s a new record at Steller …

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