It's more than just incredible bear viewing tours that we do--we also offer spectacular glacier and volcano flightsee tours. Check out the pics from one I just did a couple weeks ago. The Harding icefield was something else--but the shot of the volcano Iliamna was amazing! Thanks to one of our guests for providing these. (BTW--when you look at the Smokey Bay Air logo and look at the shot of Iliamna--see how it matches up!)
The bookings for our World-Class Bear Views are rolling in now for the 2018 season (20 May to 7 Sept) and it is a good idea to book early, as the popular dates go fast.
I was going through some picture files and found this really excellent shot taken by our bear guide / naturalist, Daniel. I'm sure he's looking forward to showing you the bears!
See if you can spot the bear in the mist... Chinitna bay is beautiful is so many different ways...
Focus and concentration, and lightening fast reflexes--that's how you catch fish. I'm gonna have to try that.....
Well, here we are in September, and what a season it has been! Check out these bears--they show you how fighting is done..
Our bear viewing season here at Smokey Bay Air will be coming to a close in a couple weeks, but we have been seeing some outstanding fishing amongst the bears, along with lots of other activity. Check out these two own a 'fishing trip'...
At Smokey Bay Air, we are having great bear activity! Here are a couple of vids from one of our happy guests. How about scheduling us for a bear view and see some of this action! We don't just take you to some viewing platform with a crowd of several others--we take you to be amongst the bears in their back yard! (on the second video, watch closely and you can spot a wolf running by..)
Another great day of bear viewing at Smokey Bay Air, this time at Kaguyak Bay at the Katmai NP. We were there for a bear view and saw plenty of activity--so the wolf was a bonus!
Well--we have had an incredible July and saw a LOT of bears and some great views. Now its August and though the season will start to wind down in a few weeks, we still have many great views coming up. These pics compliments of another one of our happy guests.
Hello July--I hope it is as great as June! We have seen tons of bears and have had lots of happy guests. Check out this vid--it is three 'teenagers' cavorting in the woods at Chinitna Bay at Lake Clark NP. Book a bear view with us and maybe you can see some of this great activity we're seeing!
Last day of June and what a month its been! Our many guests have gotten treated to lots of bears ands some great activity. Here are a few pics courtesy of one of our guests. Thanks!
Well, June 2017 is almost done and has it ever been an incredible month for our viewing tours of the Alaskan coastal brown bears! Many, many satisfied guests and some great bear activity. Here is a nice vid of a running bear and a couple still shots, including some more spring cubs. Come join us on a bear view soon!
Check out this guy running. And, a good lesson on why to not try to out-run a bear..
Couple of new spring cubs staying close to momma.
Couple of our Cessna 206's for Smokey Bay Air.
Hello! One of our guests, from Switzerland, was kind enough to send us some pics of a wonderful bear view tour we were able to provide. This is what we really enjoy: Happy guests!
Happy Summer! (officially)
Smokey Bay Air's bear viewings just keep getting better.. Bears, and more bears and all sorts of activity going on. One of our guests was kind enough to send me a pic he took--and it is exceptional! Hopefully, they'll pose for you just like this...
Great weather is back, to go along with the plentiful bears at Chinitna Bay Lake Clark NP. And, like it is said, half the fun is getting there! Check out this pic of Mt Iliamna: That's Augustine in the background, Chinitna Bay in the mid ground and Iliamna in the foreground. Next, view a great vid of climbing out past Mt Iliamna and the steam vents. If you're in Anchorage, or anywhere in Alaska, come on down to beautiful Homer--you got to see this!
The bear viewing just keeps getting better and better. We saw over 20 bears on our last trip--and then quit counting.. One of our guests was kind enough to send a few pics, so check out the size of this fella! We're going into a nice stretch of sunny weather, so get on up to Homer and let us show you the bears! Or, a glacier flightsee or trip to Seldovia.
The bear viewings are going great! We had two groups today and they saw 20 bears. We've been going to Chinitna Bay at Lake Clark NP and have had decent weather to boot. Lots of bears and lots of activity, plus some great views of Iliamna volcano--have those cameras ready! Here is short vid taken by one of our pilots of some bear clamming activity. As long as the get their food, the bears are 'happy as a clam.' The clam--not so much...
A very good bear view Monday and we hope that the nice weather will repeat itself many times this summer! We went to Lake Clark National Park and landed at Chinitna Bay and saw a sow frolicking with her cub on the beach. But--as it is often said: half the fun is getting there (and getting back), as our guests were treated to some amazing views of Iliamna. Check the pic below. We are looking forward to many more such views. C'mon and do a bear view or flightsee soon!
Bear season is here! We went out to check some of the beaches we land on and saw several bears from the air, and 4 or 5 while on the ground while we walked the beach. They were digging for clams and putting the weight back on. It was a bit of a rainy day, but Lake Clark and Chinitna Bay are so beautiful--who cares?
Remember, when it comes to Alaskan coastal brown bear viewing, we know where to find them! If you've arrived or arriving Anchorage soon, come on down to the Kenai Peninsula and let us show you the bears. Or, a glacier flightsee tour or a trip to Seldovia. We also charter, so if you want to be picked upon Anchorage, that can be arranged.
Here is one of our beach landings at Chinitna Bay;
This past Thursday, Smokey Bay Air participated in the Front Line trade show, hosted by Visit Anchorage. It was great to meet so many in the tourism business and some potential visitors.
So many of those visiting Homer have their trip begin or end (or both) in Anchorage. It was great being able to pitch the wonderful opportunities that Smokey Bay Air can offer to those considering a trip to Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. We are 10 days out from having our first Bear View tour and are excited about having a great season and being part of being able show some of the most beautiful and scenic parts of Alaska to our visitors.
As visitors consider a Homer visit, part of the experience is the incredible drive there from Anchorage. However, keep in mind, if it is desired, we can always be charted to provide the transportation from Anchorage to Homer, or Homer to Anchorage.
The summer is right around the corner--enjoy!