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Activities in Homer, Alaska


For the Halibut

Halibut fishing and Salmon fishing while in Homer is a must! Homer's fishing has been very consistent through the years. The Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby is the largest and longest running in Alaska. In 2010, the Derby Jackpot awarded the winner with $40,610 for his 277.6 pound halibut. We can lead you to the boats, just ask. Salmon run to the "Fishing Hole" on the Homer Spit each summer. King Salmon are in the bay all winter.

We have teamed up with fishing charter services to offer fishing packages year round. Click HERE to go to our Fishing Charters page. We can put together a fishing and lodging package for you that can't be beat when it comes to first
class quality!


Clamming

Clamming The Kenai Peninsula in Alaska has become a popular past time. The beaches from just north of Homer to the Kasilof River mouth are home to one of only eight major concentrations of razors on the entire Pacific Coast. Read about the different types of clams.

If you would like to go clamming, Bob’s Piscatorial Pursuits is the premier source for clamming as well as Pacific Northwest salmon, steelhead, and halibut fishing information and trips.


Alaska Bear Adventures

Bear Adventures

At Alaska Bear Adventures with K-BAY AIR  our focus is EXCLUSIVELY on Your Bear Adventure. As a family operated business we "live" Bear Viewing 24 hours a day from May 15 to September 15.

Find out more.




Photography

While touring the docks, you will likely see a sea otter go to the bottom of the water to beat his shelled clam against a rock.
Driving up the back road, you may get a decent snapshot of a moose that stands next to your car until he decides you are too nosey. He'll rear his head up and stomp off to the side, clomping his way quickly to the woods.
While walking through the forests on trails here and there, you look up and spot a strange looking black creature, and realize suddenly that he must be a porcupine.
And, of course, eagles are abundant!
 


Kayaking

There are many kayaking opportunities while lodging at Alaskan Suites. Some take you across to coves and around the small islands such as Cohen, Hesketh and Yukon Islands. One particular outfit can take you to the glaciers to kayak. Some kayaking operators have ecotours that are very educational, not to mention SO MUCH FUN!!!! There are many options and if you are interested, just let us know and we can drop a few names or set the reservations up for you. No experience necessary.


Hunting

Charters offer the finest in vessel based hunts for Sitka Blacktail Deer and for Black Bear, along with Sea Duck hunting. Many hunts are conducted off the charter's large boats, so one gets to fish as well.
Hunts often include use of rifle, hand gun or archery.


Ski, Sled & Snow Machine

Winter activities include cross country skiing, sledding, and snow mobiling.

Skiing trails begin only a block away from Alaskan Suites.


Volcanoes new Homer, AlaskaVolcanoes

There are several volcanoes around Homer, Alaska. Learn more about the names and activity of each of the volcanoes and where they are located.



Art Galleries

Discover one of America’s Best small Art towns while lodging at Alaskan Suites! Homer is one of the most active arts communities in Alaska! Many artists, some of whom enjoy national as well as state-wide reputations, make their homes here producing and marketing art in a wide variety of media.

See a map of all of the art galleries, find out about events and more.


Wineries and Breweries

Homer is home to a great brewery and winery!

The brewery is called Homer Brewing Company. They have been open since 1996, welcoming both locals and visitors to the brewery every day of the year, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Mardi Gras day.

A great winery to visit is Bear Creek Winery. They make fruit wines and fruit grape wine blends. They grow, pick, and process some of the best berries in the world and it shows in their hand crafted, award winning wines. Guests are invited to visit the wine tasting room, tour the facility, walk the gardens and take in the breathtaking views of Kachemak Bay.


 

Shopping

On the Homer Spit, downtown Homer and in the center of town are a variety of shops including berry shops, souvenir shops, pottery shops, art galleries, fresh fish shops and Alaskan craft shops where one can buy things made of the tusk of a walrus, the hide of a bear, the antler of an elk or teeth of a whale (called baleen, it is a black filter made of hair).


Across the Bay

Thanks to Homer's mild climate, hikers and campers can enjoy glaciers, snow fields, skiing, beach combing and tide pooling.
Kachemak Bay State Park, having over 80 miles of trails, is filled with mountains, tundra, fjords, bays, lakes and forests. Species there include black and brown bear, moose, mountain goat, wolverine and lynx. The terrain is magnificent. Shutterbugs believe they are in heaven. When they are taking snapshots, they just can't stop!


Hiking

Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies offers many opportunities for people of all ages to connect with the outdoors through guided walks, tours, educational programs, overnights, school programs and more.  They aim to foster responsible interaction with natural surroundings and to generate knowledge of the unique marine and coastal ecosystems of Kachemak Bay through science-based environmental education and stewardship.

Some popular hikes include Guided Natural History Hiking Tour, Guided Natural History & Kayaking Tour, Overnight Yurt Stays, and Creatures of the Dock Tour at the CACS Yurt on the Spit and many more.


Homer offers many trails. The Homestead Trail is a 6 mile route that starts at Roger's Loop, just a block away from Alaskan Suites. Songbirds, moose and other wildlife inhabit the area. Tunnels along the way through alders identify the historic homesteader's route along the ridge.
By taking a beach walk you can take the same route Homer's pioneers used to get to Anchor Point and beyond. You will pass a sea bird rookery only three miles out. From another point, out three miles towards the bay, you have nice glacier views.
On the Calvin & Coyle Trail, the meadow is teeming with wildflowers. There are 126 acres featuring several trails, including a wheel chair accessible trail and a 30 acre refuge sight.
Tour Kachemak Bar State Park. It has over 368,000 acres of glaciers, alpine tundra, forests, fjords, bays and high country lakes. Existing trails offer hiking from Glacier Spit to Poot Peak. Camp sights are available at Glacier Spit, Halibut Cove Lagoon and China Poot Lake. Daily Ferry Service carries visitors to trail heads. The beach areas offer kayaking, tide pools, clamming and beach combing.

There are also many hiking opportunities at Halibut Cove. On your way, you can see an amazing number of birds at Gull Island.


Water Taxis

If you need transportation while lodging with us, there are many water taxis in Homer to get you to all of the fun activities that you have planned. Check out our list of Water Taxis in Homer.


Rest & Relaxation

Eagle Soaring While sitting on your private porch at Alaskan Suites, keep your eyes open. Eagles fly abut the cabins daily. From Alaskan Suites cabins, our guests have seen moose, bear, eagles, seals and whales. Looking from your cabin's porch, you may see a large black something in the water and wonder what kind of a whale has come in so far today.
 

 

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