Activities in Homer, Alaska
Fishing | Clamming | Bear Adventures | Photography | Kayaking | Hunting | Winter | Volcanoes | Art Galleries | Brewery and Winery | Shopping | Across the Bay | Hiking | Water Taxis| R & R
For the 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Winter activities include cross country skiing,
sledding, and snow mobiling.
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.
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.
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).
to Homer's mild climate, hikers and campers can enjoy glaciers, snow
fields, skiing, beach combing and tide pooling.
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.
There are also many hiking opportunities at Halibut Cove. On your way, you can see an amazing number of birds at Gull Island. Fox Island is also another great place to go hiking. You can go there with a tour from Kenai Fjord Tours. They have many other types of tours as well.
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.
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.
For car rentals in Homer see Adventure Alaska Car Rentals
3255 Sterling Highway, Homer, AK 99603Tel 907-235-1972 Fax 907-235-7641
Toll Free 1-888-239-1972