FLIGHTSEEING and ADVENTURE
For your recreational and ecotour pursuits, we offer a full schedule of flying fun and adventure. Contact us with your ideas and questions, or for assistance in making your plans.
TOURS vs. TRIPS
Flightseeing Tours are great for seeing the area without having to spend the time and energy to camp or hike around. We have flown a lot of tours over the years, so using that experience, we put together pre-planned tour routes taking in the points of interest most visitors to our area want to see. These routes are detailed out for your planning convenience. We invite you to review our menu and choose what best fits your interest. Or feel free to contact us about planning your personally-customized tour. Egli Air Haul is eager to show you our Bristol Bay sights.
Adventure Trips are the ultimate way to experience the real Alaska. It seems to us that it's a great thing to be able to fly overhead at, say, 1000 feet and 100 miles an hour. But it's a whole new dimension when you can get your feet on the ground in the middle of a vast remote vista, smell the flowers, pick the wild berries, hear the wildlife; in short, actually BE there. Our adventure trips give you the best of both these worlds. Not only do you get the camping, hiking, or fishing adventures you pursue on the ground, you get the air tour out and back!
Egli Air offers a number of different flightseeing tours and adventure trips. From the hardcore fishing excursion to a family/friends one-day picnic tour, you make the choice. Let us know the specifics, and we will spare no effort to bring your Alaska air adventure to reality.
Egli Air Tours are typically a non-stop flight, taking your group to see the many wonders found in Bristol Bay. Your view from 500 feet or more altitude, is breath-taking. The low-level portion of your ride will be an adrenaline rush, and from a hover in our helicopter, you will probably see things you would miss any other way. The photo and scenic opportunities are world-class. Most tour groups want to see Katmai National Park sites. As this area is designated "national park & wilderness area," helicopter landings are not allowed there. (We CAN offer certain exclusive access to park/refuge areas. Contact us for details.)
All helicopter tours, and some airplane tours, can easily include a landing stop outside the park or refuge for lunch, beach-combing, or whatever; we just have to plan it as a custom tour.
Bristol Bay Fishery Tour
Egli Air Ventures are typically a flight from King Salmon, taking your group out to the specified landing site for drop-off with your gear; then on the pre-arranged date, return the aircraft to that same specified landing site for your pick-up and return to King Salmon. (You will want to go prepared for weather delay; pick-up day could be hours, or even days later if the weather gets bad. It's all part of the adventure!)
Experience the vast wilderness of Southwest Alaska. From one-day adventures to multi-day Alaskan safaris, Egli Air Haul can get you where few - if any - humans have ever been. If fishing is your quest we can set you down for the fishing of a lifetime. With our helicopter we can take you to spots all other modes of transportation cannot. Hiking, fishing, photography, bear viewing, backpacking, rafting/kayaking/canoeing, or beach combing and clam digging, even skiing - all these adventures are waiting for you just outside the doors of our helicopter.
Many venture groups want to access Katmai National Park, Becharof National Wildlife Refuge sites, or etc. As these areas are designated "national park, refuge, wilderness area, preserve, or wild & scenic river," helicopter landings are not allowed there. (We CAN offer certain exclusive access to park/refuge areas. Contact us for details.)
Listen to what our customers say:
"The helifishing was absolutely fantastic. We had a ball. The country
was magnificent, the flight was professionally conducted, it was the trip
of a lifetime. It's wonderful and I recommend it highly."-Dorinda
Herzog, Dallas, TX
"I'm happy with Egli Air Haul's service and choice of areas. From creek bottoms to mountaintops, we were shown a wide range of scenic area in Bristol Bay"-George Riddle, King Salmon, AK
"It's a fishing adventure of a lifetime: a great experience I couldn't even dream of ever doing. I was on a stream no one could get to except by helicopter; a fisherman's dream."-Lester Richins, Boise, ID
"This is absolutely the most exciting way to see Alaska where no man has been before."-J.W. Smith, Kerrville, TX
"This is a truly exclusive and unique fishing adventure with great
sightseeing and bear viewing."-Morry Moorcroft, King Salmon, AK