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Please contact us to discuss available dates or if you require additional information. To contact us you may fill out our online Request Form and we will respond to you within 24 hours in most cases. Or you may use the contact information below:
Contact us via phone (907)235-8256 or email Angela@Belugaair.com.
To hold a reservation we require a payment in full which can be paid with Credit Card, Check, PayPal or Wire transfer. We will not hold a reservation without the deposit.
All Credit Card transactions will have a 3% processing fee added to the total (PayPal transaction fee is 4%). Full payment is required within 10 days of making your reservation. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, money orders, personal checks and traveler’s checks. Checks should be made payable in U.S. funds to Beluga Air, LLC.
The payment is fully refundable less a $50 cancellation fee per person, up to 31 days prior to trip or if Beluga Air cancels the trip because of weather or mechanical reasons. Within 30 days of your trip date, the deposit is non-refundable and no refunds will be given on cancellations. We do recommend that you purchase travel insurance.
Once we receive your payment, Beluga Air’s Day Trip Cancellation Policy is in effect. If you cancel your trip, you will be responsible for any charges billed to your credit card by Beluga Air.
Payments should be mailed to the address below:
Beluga Air LLC
P.O. Box 3662
Homer, AK 99603
We only use a float plane for our tours which provides a high level of safety given all the cross-water flying we do. Flying the Beaver on floats allows access to areas that wheeled planes cannot go to view bears, which may be more remote.
Our philosophy is that a smaller group provides a better experience for our clients and minimizes our impact on the bears. Because of that we only take one group per day, using just one plane with a group of 4 or 5 clients.
Here’s a basic idea of places and times we go:
Late May-June: Hallo Bay in Katmai National Park (guided trip)
Early-Mid July: Brooks Camp in Katmai National park (non-guided trip) OR Chenik Lake (guided trip)
Mid-July-Early August: Hallo Bay in Katmai National Park OR Morraine Creek/Crosswind Lake in Katmai National Park (both guided trips)
August- Morraine Creek/Crosswind Lake in Katmai National Park (guided trip)
September – Crescent Lake in Lake Clark National Park (guided trip by pontoon boat)
Our suggestion is to schedule your bear trip for the earliest day that you will be in Homer. Should weather prevent us from going, we will do our best to fit you in another day as our existing schedule allows.
Brooks Camp is a particularly prone to weather cancellations. The geography of the mountain passes and the distance from Homer means there is a high probability of unfavorable conditions at least 3-4 times per summer. It is impossible to predict bad weather far in advance. Trust us, we want you to get there just as badly as you do! We know you’ve come a long way, waited a long time, and spent a lot of money to see these bears. However, your safety is our NUMBER ONE CONCERN.
Our minimum age for GUIDED bear-viewing trips is 11. Our guide would still like to speak with the parents about the walking and attention span that is required for these types of trips. Our desire is to give ALL guests on the trip a quality experience, and kids are welcome if they are well-behaved and listen to the guide!
There is no minimum age for children to go on the un-guided Brooks Camp trip.