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2100 Kachemak Dr, Suite 1, Homer, AK 99603-8034
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No words to describe what a great experience this was. While visiting friends in Homer, Alaska, they took us on a flight tour that was nothing short of amazing! Strongly recommend this trip, even if you live there. The views of the glaciers was incredible....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Thomas S, Director of Operations at Smokey Bay Air, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Very glad you enjoyed your flghtsee. It is beautiful in different ways all times of the year. Please come back and let us show you!

Reviewed 12 November 2018

I can't imagine a better tour company for bear viewing. I felt very comfortable flying out of Homer to the Katmai National Park in a small plane, including the beach landing at the viewing area. Others on the trip were from Europe with very little...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Thomas S, Director of Operations at Smokey Bay Air, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Thank you for the excellent review. We put in so much effort to deliver the best possible bear view in the market, and glad to see it is appreciated. We are booking up for 2019 and hope you can come back sometime soon!

Reviewed 20 October 2018

We wife, son, and I had an incredible visit with Smokey Bay Air. The pilot and guides were excellent and we saw dozens of coastal brown bears fishing for salmon in the delta of a glacial creek. How close? Let's just say that a few...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Thomas S, Director of Operations at Smokey Bay Air, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review! I could not agree with you more about your assessment of doing one of our beach bear viewing tours. It is a very diverse and active experience and we are very happy the tour, as we do it, was...More

Reviewed 19 September 2018

We were on a 5 week customised trip in Alaksa and as this excursion happened in the second week it almost caused the rest of the trip to very "regular"! We could not fly on the scheduled date due to the weather and went out...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Thomas S, Director of Operations at Smokey Bay Air, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

So glad we were able to provide you with your highlight! The bears, the scenery, the whole experience is amazing. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Can't say enough good things about the folks at Smokey Bay Air and their bear viewing trip. We met at the Bear Viewing terminal, immediately greeted by Tom, the Director of Flight Ops, and the pilot/guides, Ben and Joel. We were fitted with waders, briefed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Thomas S, Director of Operations at Smokey Bay Air, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Thank you so much for the detailed and excellent review! We're very happy your experience was so good and glad the weather was so nice and allowed the great aerial views. We most certainly look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 11 September 2018

I flew over to the beach near Clark Lake National Park with Smokey Bay. They weren't sure we would find bears over there as the season was ending and due to conditions they couldn't fly in to their first choice. Never the less, we had...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Thomas S, Director of Operations at Smokey Bay Air, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Thank you, Don. We are glad we were able to find the bears for you. Also, glad you enjoyed the Mt Iliamna views as well. We like Iliamna so much, it is part of our logo!

Reviewed 10 September 2018

As a professional photographer I cannot recommend Smokey Bay enough for photographers or nature enthusiasts of all ages. Their communication, flexibility and follow-through were a refreshing change compared to other tour companies in the area. Tom was very helpful in helping to set up a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Thomas S, Director of Operations at Smokey Bay Air, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Thank you, Jen--all of us here at Smokey Bay Air really appreciate the kind words and we all enjoyed getting to know you and the others in the group. A special thanks for recognizing our ethics and professionalism. That is so very important to us....More

Reviewed 9 September 2018

I've been to Alaska for bear viewing probably a dozen times over the last ten years in various locations and Smokey Bay Air is tops. Tom (in charge of operations) is informative, honest, safety-conscious, and hires great pilots. Our pilot Ben was exceptional. We flew...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Thomas S, Director of Operations at Smokey Bay Air, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

From all of us at Smokey Bay Air--a big thank you! We're still in the midst of some incredible bluebird weather and enjoying it. We are very happy you will return!

Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

smokey bay air has a very strict safty policy which made us feel very secure.our flight was delayed twice due to wearher condition but it was worthwhile waiting. our guides were aesome. it was once in a life adventure

Date of experience: August 2018
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Thomas S, Director of Operations at Smokey Bay Air, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Thank you so much for recognizing our adherence to our safety standards. Please visit us again!

Reviewed 7 September 2018

From the time we arrived at the terminal, we were welcomed and given necessary gear to make our viewing experience comfortable; hip boots, etc. The pilots/guides were very knowledgeable, even to the point of making and educate guess as to where the bears would be...More

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Date of experience: August 2018
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Thomas S, Director of Operations at Smokey Bay Air, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Thank you, Sue. Yes--whether it be the flight or the bear viewing--we always have safety as our foundation. We hope to see you again!

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The Z
9 March 2016|
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Response from Smokeybayair |
Good afternoon! Thanks for contacting Smokey Bay Air! Our minimum number of passengers for our bear viewing trips is 2, and at this time we do have several openings in the end of June, however without an exact date, I cannot... More
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GlobetrottingSwede
13 April 2015|
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Response from Tim206 | Property representative |
Thanks for your interest in Smokey Bay Air! I want to apologize first for my delay in responding to your inquiry. It is best to book your trip with us as soon as you know your dates that you will be in Homer, as we do tend... More
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