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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

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 …

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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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Aug 25

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

Proenneke Cabin on Twin Lakes, Lake Clark National Park Alaska

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 …

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Jun 21

Visiting Dick Proenneke’s cabin in Twin Lakes

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 …

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May 22

Bear viewing in Chinitna Bay

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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

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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Jul 09

Truth, Lies and Floatplanes in Homer, Alaska

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On a floatplane ride, weights are important. We do a weight and balance of the aircraft to make sure that we are in the limits of a gross weight for a safe take off. Because of this, we ask every passenger their weight, or weigh them in the office. We also weigh a lot of …

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