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McNeil River — State Game Sanctuary and Refuge
Getting There

Getting There

map with travel routes

Commercial transportation to the sanctuary is by floatplane and several air taxis operate from nearby communities. The following list provides information on air taxi operators who have obtained, or indicated they plan to obtain authorization from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to transport visitors to the sanctuary. The Department of Fish and Game cannot endorse nor guarantee the service of the air taxi operators listed below. This list should not be considered a recommendation of any particular operator, nor should it be considered a complete list as additional operators may obtain an authorization.

For information on rates and schedules, contact these or other air taxi operators of your choice. Please remember that it is your responsibility to contact the air carriers and make your own flight arrangements. All arrangements made between the air taxi operators and permit holders do not involve the Department of Fish and Game. Some air taxi operators offer seat fares (SF) to the sanctuary; otherwise, you can charter (C) the entire plane and split the cost with fellow permit holders, if you so choose. We will provide you the names and contact information of the other permit holders in your time block. The maximum number of passengers is restricted by the total weight of the aircraft's load (passengers plus gear).

Air Taxi Operator

Seat Fare (SF)
or Charter (C)

Permitted to Access

Location
of Aircraft

Type of Aircraft
(Max passengers*)

Email/Web Addresses

Alaska's Northwind Aviation
P.O. Box 778
Homer, AK 99603
(907) 235-7482
(907) 299-9697

SF

McNeil River Camp

Homer

Otter (8)
Beaver (6)

scott@northwindak.com
www.northwindak.com

Beluga Air LLC
P.O. Box 3662
Homer, AK 99603
(907) 235-8256

C

McNeil River Camp

Homer

Beaver (4)
1200 # max

info@belugaair.com
www.facebook.com/BelugaAirLlc
www.belugaair.com

Branch River Air Service
P.O. Box 545
King Salmon, AK 99613
(907) 246-3437

C

McNeil River Camp

King Salmon

Cessna 206 (5)
Beaver (6)

bras@alaska.net
www.branchriverair.com

Emerald Air Service
1344 Lake Shore Dr.
Homer, AK 99603
907-235-4160

C

McNeil River Camp

Homer

Otter (9) 1500# max
Beaver (6) 1100# max

info@emeraldairservice.com
www.emeraldairservice.com

Island Air Service
1420 Airport Way
Kodiak, AK 99615
907-487-5000

C

McNeil River Camp

Kodiak

Cessna 206 (5)
Beaver (6)

floats@flyadq.com
www.flyadq.com

Kachemak Air Service
P.O. Box 2025
Homer, AK 99603
(907) 299-2699

SF

McNeil River Camp

Homer

Cessna 206 (3)

info@kachemakair.com
www.kachemakair.com

K Bay Air, LLC
2282 Kachemak Dr.
Homer, AK 99603
(877) 522-9247
(907) 299-5229

SF

McNeil River Camp

Homer

Beaver (6)
Cessna 206 (3)

alaskabearadventures@gmail.com
www.alaskabearviewing.com

Kodiak Air Service
P.O. Box 8837
Kodiak, AK
(907) 654-9956
(907) 512-6380

C

McNeil River Camp

Kodiak

Beaver (6)

flykodiakair@gmail.com
www.kodiakairservice.com