Homer aka: “Halibut Capital of the World” provides you with truly incredible panoramic views of mountain ranges, white peaks, glaciers and the famous Homer Spit - a long strip of land that stretches into the beautiful deep blue colored Katchemal Bay. It is a community that tempts you to stay for a while. Between the excellent museum, restaurants and art galleries, great scenery and interesting side trips to the other side of Kachemak Bay or to Seldovia you could easily spend a week here. Use the day to explore the area - kayak to a remote cove, take a scenic cruise and spot wildlife including whales, seals, sea otters and many shorebirds. If you prefer to observe grizzly bears up close, take a scenic flightseeing tour to the Katmai Coast. Take a evening cruise to Halibut Cove and enjoy a dinner at the famous Saltry Restaurant and a walk to renowned artist galleries along the picturesque boardwalks. Explore the Kenai Peninsula with our driving tour or rail/drive expedition, both highlighting the allure of Homer. Whether by road or rail/road combo tour, discover the breathtaking beauty of Alaska with seamless itineraries that make every moment unforgettable. Choose your adventure and delve into the extraordinary landscapes that define the Kenai Peninsula, ensuring a journey filled with the magic of Homer's charm.
HS#1 Salmon or Halibut Fishing Trips
The average halibut brought in to Homer weighs around 28 pounds but there is always an excellent chance to catch "the big one". Along with the good fishing and beautiful scenery there is a good chance of spotting seals, sea otters, sea lions, puffins as well as whales. All this can ad up to a wonderful day of catching fish and experiencing mother nature in all her grandeur. Your full day fishing adventure begins at 6:00 am when your boat leaves the harbor. On the way to the fishing grounds you may enjoy a snack and coffee or hot tea. Charter caught halibut weighs between 25-150 pounds, with king salmon average of 25 pounds. Watch for wildlife such as sea otters, sea lions, whales and puffins. Your crew will be filleting and bagging your fish at no extra charge. Tour includes all fishing gear and bait.
HS#2 Bear Viewing Tour to Brooks Falls / Katmai National Park
Take off from Homer to a full day bear viewing expedition past glaciers and volcanoes - within the land of the giant animals: the brown bear country of southwest Alaska. You'll fly to Katmai's - worlds famous Brooks River Falls where brown bears feed on salmon. Each year millions of sockeye salmons burst from the Bering Sea into lakes and streams of the Katmai National Park. These fish provide the primary food source for the world’s largest population of brown bears. As many as 50 bears may be viewed up-close-and-personal from elevated boardwalks and viewing platforms fishing along the 1 1/2 mile Brooks River during peak season (July). Local National Park Rangers are answering all of your questions about this incredible park during the self guided full day tour.
HS#3 Glacier Hiking and Sea Kayaking
Our day trip route is diverse and abundant in spectacular scenery, wending its way through 2 bays where you can alternately paddle in narrow tidal channels, up close to bold sea cliffs, and emerge in to more open water. The loop provides a lot of variety in scenery and sea life including Gull Island seabird colony where there are close up views of puffins and other species of seabirds. There are archways to paddle through and beaches to rest on as well as short stretch hikes to scenic vistas. Trips are limited to small groups and to advantage of fair tidal currents and protected inner bays. Our typical paddle route is chosen for it's potential for viewing wildlife, exceptional scenery, and calm waters. Duration: from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
HS#4 Seldovia Wildlife Tour
Enjoy this amazing tour of Kachemak Bay and the community of Seldovia. Our first stop will be at the Gull Island bird rookery where you will get up close and personal with up to 15,000 sea birds. We will continue through scenic Eldred Passage where we frequently find otters, sea ducks, whales, and a variety of other marine life. Learn about the Islands, Fjords, and waterways as we cruise towards Seldovia. We arrive in Seldovia around 1:00pm. Once in Seldovia you will have time to enjoy one of the many restaurants or you are welcome to bring a picnic lunch. Explore historic boardwalk, visitors center, museum, local trails, pick some berries, or just photograph the local beauty. We depart Seldovia at 3:30pm with a scheduled return time approximately 5:00pm. We are frequently delayed by whales or other awesome marine life along the way.
HS#5 Lake Clark / Katmai Coast Brown Bear Viewing Day Trip
The Lake Clark bear viewing area is located on the Pacific Coast of Katmai National Park and is a popular area for Brown Bear viewing and photography. You'll fly across Kachemak Bay and the follow lush green coastline of the Alaska Peninsula which is capped with active volcanoes and massive glacier terminating in iceberg filled lakes. Lake Clark and Katmai is the habitat of one of the largest natural concentrations of Brown Bears in the world and can guarantee 100% bear viewing. Naturalist guides are sharing their knowledge about bears, a safety orientation and are experienced working in a wilderness environment.