Mid April to September
Homer is the halibut capital of Alaska, and this longtime charter company offers a blue-chip way to get to the fish. They have high-quality boats, experienced captains, and enthusiastic crews—as well as an inside line on finding halibut, rock fish and silver salmon. But they also offer a variety of other ways to enjoy the waters off Kachemak Bay, from wildlife cruising to paddling a kayak or hiking in Kachemak Bay State Park.
Enjoy a magical morning or evening kayaking the calm waters of Spencer Lake, in the awe-inspiring presence of a jagged terminus glacier. Your time on the water is sandwiched between two train rides that offer up some of Alaska’s most scenic rail miles. It’s a full day of unforgettable experiences in our country’s second largest national forest – the Chugach.
For a closer, quieter, and more peaceful version of the Alaskan glacier and wildlife cruise, travel by sea kayak. Paddle the shoreline of Resurrection Bay, where encounters with sea otters, seabirds, and spawning salmon are common. Choose from a variety of three-hour excursions or take a full-day trip.
Kayak Adventures Worldwide guides small groups on sea kayaking excursions in Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park. Paddle along with the heartbeat of the water, enjoying marine wildlife and Alaska's impressive glaciers. Guides focus on safety, education, and eco-awareness for maximum enjoyment with minimal impact.
Besides ranking as one of Alaska's prime sea kayaking destinations, the east side of Kachemak Bay is also one of its most accessible. You won't need to invest in a floatplane or boat charter to reach the wildlife, sheltered waters, or secluded areas across the bay.
Take a short water-taxi ride (25-30 minutes) from Homer with True North Kayak Adventures to their base on More...
St. Augustine's Kayak and Tours base their guided sea-kayaking trips in the protected waters of Peterson Bay, just 15 minutes from Homer by water taxi. Well-versed in paddling instruction and natural history, these guides love what they do and live the adventures that they run. The area itself offers diverse kayaking for both beginners and experienced paddlers, from open water to More...
Let the Harness family of Seaside Adventure Eco Tours take you on a sea kayaking adventure through the wonders of beautiful Little Tutka Bay. Seaside will turn the bay into an interactive classroom, covering everything from archaeology and geology to cultural and natural history on your full-day paddle. These long-time Alaskans share where secret treasures lie, what it's like to More...