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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

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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

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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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Mar 20

Recipient of a McNeil River lottery permit?

Congratulations to those who have received wildlife viewing permits to the McNeil River Game Sanctuary this year! Winners of the permits were announced on March 15th and can be viewed at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website. We offer service to McNeil River all season long.  The cost of the trip is $1100 …

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Mar 09

Guided rafting trip on the Wosnesenski River coming soon!

We are very excited to start offering guided trips this summer with local guide, Randy Keller with Isuma Guideworks. The first trip that we will offer is a guided rafting trip down the Wosnesenski River (locally known as the WOZ).  The trip will be 3 days, 2 nights and will include a guide, all rafting and …

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Mar 01

Early spring?

It’s been one funky winter here in Homer, Alaska.  The lake has almost completely thawed out at least twice.  Will it be an early start this year?  Will travelers be sliding in earlier in May or even April??  We’ll see!  But I do know one thing.  People from the south must be trying to escape …

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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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