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619 Funny River Rd
Soldotna , AK 99669
Seeing bears in their natural habitat is one of the most thrilling experiences in Alaska. Go with renowned air taxi Natron Air and you’ll safely see bears up close and take a gorgeous flight.
This two- to three-hour tour starts by flying out of Soldotna with Natron’s owner and pilot, Tim. He will point out interesting sights and any animals along the way. Natron Air is the only operator that provides headsets to every passenger for ease of listening and talking with the Pilot. Tim flies a new GA-8 AirVan, which seats up to seven and is certified to the highest FAA safety standards; each seat with a "bubble" style window that makes your photographs even more dramatic.
Up to seven passengers can go at once. You’ll fly for 35-40 minutes over the Cook Inlet towards Mt. Iliamna Volcano and land on a beach, right where the bears are. You’ll watch them playing and clamming and be close enough to take amazing photos. Then you’ll get back in the plane for another scenic flight past two active volcanoes and the gorgeous piercing blue ice of Double Glacier, where you can stare down into its mammoth crevasses. Finish by heading down to the wetlands, where you may get great views of beavers, wolves, moose, black and brown bears, shoreline seals, along with the Cook Inlet oil platforms and refineries before landing back in Soldotna.
From Anchorage: Drive south on HWY 1 ( Seward Highway ) from Anchorage and follow it all the way into Soldotna (about 3 hrs). Take a left onto Funny River Rd. and Natron Air will be on the left.