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Talon Air Service

Soldotna, AK 99669
+1 907-262-8899
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Bear Viewing

Awesome experience! Saw two female brown bears, one with two cubs and the other with one. Also saw... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2017
Prinsburg, Minnesota
Great experience - Matt is THE guide

I have to admit that I really hesitated before spending money on bear viewing but this was a great... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
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Soldotna, AK 99669
+1 907-262-8899
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Reviewed 1 July 2017

Awesome experience! Saw two female brown bears, one with two cubs and the other with one. Also saw a black bear. Had several eagles fly over head. We were able to get nice and close to the bears as the sockeye salmon were just starting...More

Thank travisvw
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

I have to admit that I really hesitated before spending money on bear viewing but this was a great decision to do so. The combination of bear viewing, salmon fishing hands on for all the kids (9,14,18) and flight over the glacier was well worth...More

Thank Snow_Wolfe
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Er sae so much Bears!! The guide way very helpfully!! The next time Ed will try to catch fishes as vell!' The experiance was great. Best value for this price!' Thanks to all from the Talon Air!!!!

Thank giswil12
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Our family spent 10 days in Alaska and I must say the last day with guide Dan Chaloux was the best of all! Dan took the time to teach my wife, daughter and son how to fish and better yet how to catch some really...More

Thank wil251999
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Our party of three accompanied a party of two on Talon's larger aircraft--a beautiful $3m plane expertly piloted by its owner. We had our own boat once we got to the lake. Our guide, Chris, was friendly, professional and willing to teach us the technique...More

Thank Mark_and_Demetra
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have been flying with Talon Air Taxi Service for the past 15 years or so. Prior to using them we used two other Air Taxi services on The Kenai Peninsula. We love Talon for several reasons: They use top notch aircraft....More

Thank Les R
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

In the past I had 2 good experiences with talon air. This August excursion was horrible. We paid for the bear viewing and fishing, we tone creek trip. My husband asked for a guide, mark, that we had prior. I'll be honest, I wasn't impressed...More

1  Thank Terry T
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We did two fly out fishing trips and all went well. The flights are done very well-even with dense fog. We even saw a glacier up close-very close! We enjoyed the trips very much and caught many fish. I would recommend this company over any...More

Thank outsidenow
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We have traveled to Alaska 5 times and hands down this is the best part of any trip. While some places take you to see bear and some to fish, Talon does both! Does not get any better than this!

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 12 September 2016

My wife and I flew into Crescent Lake with a guide and three other passengers on a bear viewing trip. The day was spectacular and our guide knew where to go to see bears - over 12 bears were observed. He also caught a Silver...More

1  Thank HikerDave2
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20 January 2017|
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Response from Grant H | Reviewed this property |
It seems like there were 6 of us in the airplane