Besides ranking as one of Alaska’s prime sea kayaking destinations, the east side of Kachemak Bay is also one of its most accessible. No need for a pricey floatplane or boat charter to reach the abundant wildlife, sheltered waters, or remote areas across the bay. Just a short water-taxi ride away you’ll find these three experienced and knowledgeable sea kayaking companies. Paddle secluded coves, past oyster farms and coastal homesteads. Glide right up to harbor seals, seabirds, sea otters. Here’s the information you’ll need to decide which one is right for you.
Time: Half to Full Day Season: Mid April to Oct. Price: $100 - $165
Homer Ocean Charters
Homer Ocean Charters has been in business since 1979. Owners, Roark Brown and Diane Borgman’s almost 40 years of experience in Homer means they know the tides, currents and feeding patterns of the fish, not to mention those of the birds and sea otters, too. They offer kayak rentals, as well as full and half-day guided excursions. Homer Ocean Charters can also assist with multi-day kayak expeditions with water-taxi drop-offs and pick-ups. And, they own Otter Cove Resort which offers wonderfully rustic cabins for overnight rental. These secluded cabins offer prime kayaking right from the beach.
Just Add Water Adventures
Owner’s Jaret and Jen always dreamed of living and working in Alaska. Just Add Water Adventures is that dream come true, and is inspired by their passion for the outdoors and sharing their love of Alaska with others. Just 7 miles across Kachemak Bay from Homer you’ll find the protected waters of Tutka Bay perfect for all experience levels. Your guide leads the way, gliding past dense woods, rugged shoreline and hidden coves. Add fishing to your experience and you might even return to Homer’s dock with dinner in hand!
Other Local Operators
- Seaside Adventure Eco Tours
- True North Kayaking
- St. Augustine’s Kayak & Tours