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Address: 1829 Mill Bay Rd, Kodiak, Kodiak Island, AK 99615-6239
Phone Number: +1 907-486-5155
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Bear Viewing Tours and Floatplane Service on Kodiak Island since 1998. We...

Bear Viewing Tours and Floatplane Service on Kodiak Island since 1998. We operate small custom tours in our Bush Hawk floatplanes from the city of Kodiak to the Kodiak Refuge and Katmai National Park.

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Glen, our pilot and guide for watching the brown bears was the best! We had never been in a float plane, landing was like landing on a cloud, very soft! The scenery flying to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2016
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Clearwater, Florida
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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Glen, our pilot and guide for watching the brown bears was the best! We had never been in a float plane, landing was like landing on a cloud, very soft! The scenery flying to Katmai was beautiful! The photos we got of the bears fishing are impressive! It was great fun and we would do it again in a minute!... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I had never been on a small plane & was nervous. Hip Gear, mosquito net, & rain jacket was provided. The staff made me feel very comfortable. I sat in the front passenger seat. Kyle was masterful during the flight and I was thrilled with the ride. We circled and saw several bears before landing. We walked out to a... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We chose to fly with Kingfisher Aviation today. Kyle and his team were wonderful. We flew over to Katmai National Park. It was our first time on a float plane and we loved it. Kyle took us to Geographic Harbor and we hiked to our viewing spot. We saw two solo brown bears catching and eating salmon. We also saw... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We went on a trip to Frazier Lake with Kyle as pilot. The trip was fantastic! The view of the Kodiak landscape on the flight was great. We were the only people at the Frazier Lake salmon ladder for most of the afternoon. We had to wait quite a while for bears to appear, but a sow and two cubs... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

This was an incredible trip. I was a little apprehensive about the float plane trip. However, Glen was thorough about safety and a great pilot. The views from the floatplane were breathtaking. The bear viewing at Frazer Lake was more than I imagined. We save five bears, including two cubs with mama.

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Falls Chyurch, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

I have a mouthy 10-year-old grandson who talked too much on the plane's intercom. The pilot kept his cool, answered some of the kid's questions, ignored others, and generally handled the situation very well.

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Juneau
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Great trip, saw plenty of animals on the flight going in. Bear viewing was excellent. Flight home was cloudy, but all in all a great trip. Kyle treats you right.

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Woodland, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We enjoyed our bear-watching trip. The plane ride was awesome. It is so pretty. We did get to see big Kodiak's. This is a trip we always wanted to do and it did not disappoint.

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Grass Lake, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

The bear viewing trip was fantastic! Kingfisher Aviation did a fabulous job, were very nice, were very knowledgeable, gave us plenty of time to enjoy the bears and we had beautiful weather (which apparently is not always the case)! I recommend this to all who want to check out bears in their natural environment. Superb!

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Lebanon, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

As a pilot, I love flying in small aircraft. Glen and Kyle were great. They provided a lot of extra gear for my wife and I, ie, rubber boots, rain jackets, mosquito masks and spray. As we flew, Glen talked about the history and currant projects happening in and on Kodiak. I wish we could of had more time to... More 

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