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Rust 飛行旅遊 – 賞熊遊覽 (Rust’s Flying Service Bear Viewing Tours)

Rust 飛行旅遊 (Rust’s Flying Service) 是阿拉斯加小飛機旅遊觀光公司中,最知名、規模也最大的公司之一。他們提供多種的小飛機旅遊服務,其中包含賞熊遊覽行程、魚釣旅遊行程以及小飛機觀光行程 (Flightseeing) 。

由於阿拉斯加的小飛機觀光旅遊非常受歡迎,位子及旅遊行程經常銷售一空。因此,若您有興趣參加這樣的旅遊,一定要在旅遊的數個月前,事先向 Rust 預約座位!

Rust 飛行旅遊 (Rust’s Flying Service) 成立於 1963 年,是一間家族企業公司,並且持有優良的安全紀錄。公司裡的每位成員都非常熱愛航空飛行,而對於阿拉斯加的航空飛行,他們尤佳深感熱忱。

阿拉斯加安克拉治市附近的 Lake Hood Seaplane Base (Lake Hood) 為 Rust 的基地,且堪稱是世界上最繁忙的水上機場。他們的機群含以下機種:

  • 德‧哈維藍 DHC-3 渦輪是水獺 (10 個座位)
  • 德‧哈維藍 DHC-2 海狸 (6 個座位)
  • 賽斯納
  • 賽斯納 208 凱旋 (9 個座位)

 

賞熊遊覽行程 (Bear Viewing Tours)

Rust 飛行旅遊 (Rust’s) 的達人們都清楚知道熊的出沒地點,並且會提供豐富的賞熊遊覽經驗。此外,賞熊遊覽行程有三種選擇提供給您,分別是半日遊、一日遊及數日遊,而最佳的賞熊地點則是依據野生鮭魚所流向的河流。

 

賞熊遊覽地點:

五月、六月及七月為 「克拉克湖生態保護區 – Redoubt Bay」 的最佳賞熊月份

Redoubt Bay 是阿拉斯加州中,最容易觀賞到熊、且熊類數量最密集的地點之一。旅程由 Lake Hood Floatplane Base (Lake Hood) 飛向 Redoubt Bay Lodge ,航程時間約為 1 小時。 Redoubt Bay Lodge 位於安克拉治市西南方 115 公里處,飛行的途中會越過 Cook Inlet。在此,專業的嚮導將會帶領遊客們搭乘有遮蔽物的小船,在湖面上進行賞熊的活動。此為半日遊的行程,大約 6 至 7 個小時,出發時間可選擇早上出發或是下午出發。

 

八月及九月為 「克拉克湖國家森林公園」 的最佳賞熊月份

Crescent 湖 和 Crescent 河有眾多捕捉野生鮭魚的棕熊,這樣的景象在八月及九月更為明顯。旅程由 Lake Hood Floatplane Base (Lake Hood) 飛向 Crescent Lake ,航程時間約為 1.5 小時。 Crescent Lake 位於安克拉治市西南方,飛行的途中會越過 Cook Inlet。在此,專業的嚮導將會帶領遊客們搭乘開放式的小船,在湖面上進行賞熊的活動。此為一日遊的行程,長達 10 至 11 個小時。

 

七月為 「卡特邁國家公園」 的最佳賞熊月份

卡特邁國家公園的 Brooks 瀑布為世界聞名的賞熊地點。若運氣好,您還可在此一口氣觀賞到上達50隻野生熊大啖鮭魚的精彩畫面!此處有三個賞熊的觀景台,可由聯結瀑布及河流的通道到達觀景台。到達觀景台後,遊客們便可自由地進行賞熊活動。園區內的工作人員會在遊客抵達時,提供簡單的概要說明、回答遊客的問題,並且會在人潮眾多時進行管制,以確保每位遊客都能觀賞到熊。此為一日遊的行程,時間長達至 12 個小時。旅程是由 Lake Hood Floatplane Base (Lake Hood) 飛向 Brooks Falls 地區,航程時間約為 2 至 3 小時。 Brooks 瀑布地區位於安克拉治市的西南方,飛行的途中會越過 Cook Inlet,並可一覽大自然的美景喔!

 

Rust 飛行旅遊服務 (Rust’s) 還提供其他旅遊行程,如下:

  • 小飛機觀光旅遊 (Flightseeing)
  • 魚釣旅遊 (Fishing Tours)

 

 

Rust’s Flying Service is one of the best and largest airplane tour companies in Alaska, offering a variety of airplane tours including bear viewing tours, fishing tours, and airplane sightseeing tours (flightseeing).

Tours should be booked in advance to reserve your seats, since seats are limited and tours sell out. As soon as you book your Alaska trip, book your tour with Rust’s, even if this is several months in advance.

Rust’s Flying Service (Rust’s Flying Service) was established in 1963, is a family-owned and operated company, and has a great safety record. Everyone in the company loves aviation, and has an incredible enthusiasm for Alaska aviation.

Rust’s is based at Lake Hood Seaplane Base (Lake Hood) in Anchorage, Alaska. Airplanes in their fleet include:

  • deHavilland DHC-3 Turbine Otter (seats 10)
  • deHavilland DHC-2 Beaver (seats 6)
  • Cessna
  • Cessna 208 Caravan (seats 9)

 

Bear Viewing Tours (Bear Viewing Tours)

The experts at Rust’s Flying Service (Rust’s) know where the bears are and provide a great bear viewing tour experience. Bear Viewing tours are available for half-day, full-day and overnight. The best location to view bears depends upon what river the wild salmon are running in. Bear viewing tour locations:

 

Redoubt Bay, Lake Clark Wilderness Preserve (Redoubt Bay, Lake Clark Wilderness Preserve) - May, June, July are good times.

Redoubt Bay is home to one of the most concentrated and viewable bear populations in the state of Alaska. Tours fly from Lake Hood Floatplane Base (Lake Hood) into the wilderness to Redoubt Bay Lodge (Redoubt Bay Lodge), about a 1 hour flight 115 km southwest of Anchorage across Cook Inlet. Experienced guides lead the tour in a covered boat to view bears. Bear viewing is from the boat on a lake. Half-day tours, about 6 to 7 hours, are available with morning and afternoon departures.

 

Lake Clark National Forest  (Lake Clark National Forest) - August and September are good times

Crescent Lake and the Crescent River have large populations of brown bears that feed on wild salmon, especially in August and September. Tours fly from Lake Hood Floatplane Base (Lake Hood) into the wilderness to Crescent Lake (Crescent Lake), about a 1 1/2 hour flight southwest of Anchorage across Cook Inlet. Experienced guides lead the tour in an open boat to view bears. Bear viewing is from the boat on a lake. This is a full day tour lasting about 10 or 11 hours.

 

Katmai National Park  (Katmai National Park) - July is good time

Brooks Falls in the Katmai National Park (Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park) is a world famous bear viewing area. Sometimes up to 50 bears can be seen feeding on the wild salmon at Brooks Falls. There are three bear viewing platforms connected by a walkway by the falls and river. Once at the site, guests are on their own to view bears. Park Rangers provide an initial briefing when groups arrive, and can answer questions, and they also control guests if there is a large crowd of viewers to help make sure everyone has a chance to see the bears. This is a full day tour lasting about 12 hours. Tours fly from Lake Hood Floatplane Base (Lake Hood) into the wilderness to the Brooks Falls area about a 2 to 3 hour scenic flight southwest of Anchorage across Cook Inlet.

 

Rust’s Flying Service (Rust’s) also offers:

Airplane Sightseeing Tours (Flightseeing)

Fishing Tours (Fishing Tours)

 

 

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