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Homer Optional Tours - 2019

All rates subject to change without notice.

Full Day Halibut or Salmon Fishing Tour

Let's go Halibut or Salmon fishing! You choose one species to target.  Full day adventure in Kachemak Bay seeking out halibut to impress your neighbors back home!  Early morning check-in to purchase your license before you head to the boat for departure to fishing grounds. For those wanting to participate without the work, on board staff assist with baiting the hook and handling the halibut once you bring it up from the ocean floor. A local fish processor can assist with vacuum packing and freezing your fish to send home at an additional cost. Dress in warm, layered clothing and bring along hat, and gloves. Don't forget your lunch and drinks!

Rate: $340/person

Guided Sea Kayaking Tour

Great for beginning or experienced sea kayakers.  Trip begins with a water taxi ride across Kachemak Bay to the protected waters of the fjords in Kachemak Bay State Park.  Your guide will provide an orientation and assistance throughout the tour.  Spend the day paddling in spectacular scenery with abundant wildlife viewing opportunities.  Single and double kayaks (Necky style) are used and are very stable for beginners.  Bring along warm clothes, light rain gear, lunch, snacks, and drinks.  Small or waterproof cameras and binoculars recommended!  Includes: instruction, guided adventure, and all transportation. 

Rate: $199/person.  Must be 10 years old or older.

Guided Interpretive Glacier Hike

Hike to Glacier Lake in Kachemak Bay State Park. This guided hike begins with a water taxi ride across Kachemak Bay to Glacier Spit. This is the most popular hike in the State Park.  The guide provides information on the history, geology, flora and fauna of the area. Icebergs are often seen floating in the lake. The majority of the hike is on flat, but sometimes uneven, terrain.  The trail is approximately four miles long. Not appropriate for those with limited mobility.  Wear comfortable walking shoes, layered clothing and bring along a small pack with lunch, bottled water and a light rain poncho. 

Rate: $199/person.

Peterson Bay Day Tour

Small Group Naturalist Led Intertidal, Forest, Geology, History and Native Culture Exploration.  Take a covered boat ride across Kachemak Bay to the Peterson Bay Field Station, with opportunities to view marine birds and a seabird colony at Gull Island. Once onshore, you will be guided by our expert naturalists on a maintained forest trail system to experience the incredible richness exposed by Kachemak Bay's extreme tidal changes first hand and a coastal forest ecosystem on the edge of the wilderness. You will view the evidence of the awesome geological forces that shaped the Bay, visit a bog, learn the names and lore of coastal plants, see what prehistoric people have left behind, and have hands-on experiences with the many types of animals from the zone between Kachemak Bay's tides. You will have time to relax at the Peterson Bay Field Station and have more close-up views of intertidal inhabitants at the Station's aquaria and live tanks.

Rates: $190/person.

Cooking School at Tutka Bay Lodge

Each day we celebrate local Kachemak Bay cuisine, we offer tips and insights to our company recipe collections, and we offer weekly-rotating three-course menus featuring a personalized collection of global recipes prepared from a regional perspective.  The unique setting of our cooking school offers inspiration to explore Alaska’s regional products. We feature local Alaska seafood including halibut, salmon, crab, and famous Kachemak Bay oysters. We gather the best of Alaska seasonal ingredients including homegrown vegetables, berries, mushrooms, Alaska honey, and other local fare.

Rates: $290/person.

All Flightseeing subject to passenger fuel surcharge at time of flight.

All rates subject to change without notice.

Rates updated as of April 2019