Homer Alaska

Welcome to beautiful Homer Alaska – where the road ends, and your adventures begin! Homer is the gateway to a plethora of fabulous Alaskan adventures, and Beluga Air can get you to all of your remote fly-in destinations based out of our location on Beluga Lake, an FAA floatplane base right in the heart of town.

Homer is located on the Kenai Peninsula, and we enjoy a relatively mild climate compared to interior Alaska. It does stay fairly dark in the winter months, but we are often treated to sunny short days full of wonderful cross-country skiing conditions, and an occasional Aurora Borealis. There are approximately 5,000 residents in Homer, and we have several stores where you will be able to purchase anything you need to make your stay comfortable.

The main drag in Homer is Pioneer Avenue, where you will find many art galleries, eateries, and our movie theater (oldest in the state!). However, if you want a true taste of what living in a working fishing town is like, head down to the Homer harbor. You’ll find it at the end of the 4.5 mile Homer spit which extends out to beautiful Kachemak Bay. Along the spit are various tourist shops only open in the summer.

Regardless of what your ultimate destination may be, you owe it to yourself to spend some time in this very special “Cosmic Hamlet by the Sea”. Homer is a popular tourist destination in the summer months, and offers a multitude of family experiences.

Our friends and other interesting links in the Homer area:

ACTIVITIES

Pratt Museum: Local history, really interesting www.PrattMuseum.org

Islands and Oceans Visitor Center: www.IslandsAndOcean.org

Homer Wilderness Leaders offers trips for the kiddos: www.HOWLAlaska.org

LODGING

Perfect for the independent traveler that prefers to do their own thing, Homer has some wonderful properties to rent. Here are a few of our favorite (and friends!):

West Hill Family Home – Your hosts Paul and Annie Ridgely are the real deal! Stay in their elegant, spacious, beautifully furnished home that sleeps 8. Children are welcomed and will enjoy all the amenities of home – toys, books, movies, and bunkbeds. The circular driveway is perfect for RV’ers. Get out of the rig and into the 8-person hot tub! Can’t get out of work on the road? All you need for a mobile office is here- desk space, wifi, and printing capabilities.

Dylan’s Tiny House  – Great value, beautiful spot, “just right” for the budget traveler or couple that will be out and about all day enjoying Homer’s sights and activities.

Serenity at the Shire  – Robin and her family are wonderful, warm, industrious folks – and this is an incredible value for the money. There are two rooms available at this spot right in town (although it’s a working farm too!).

Looking for some personalized service and delicious home-cooking right out of the garden? Brigitte and Willie are great hosts and you will not believe the view at their one-of-a-kind hand-build Bed and Breakfast property:
www.akms.com/brigitte

For something special, unique, and truly magical – enjoy a private retreat high in the alpine mountains of Kachemak Bay. Consider Loonsong. An incredible opportunity! www.alaskaone.com/kbwl/LoonSong.htm

TRANSPORTATION

Need a water taxi? Call our friends at Mako’s: www.makoswatertaxi.com

OUTFITTERS/SUPPLIES

Kachemak Outfitters rents camping equipment of all kinds: www.KachemakOutfitters.com

Kachemak Gear Shed is a one-stop shop for clothing, hunting, fishing, and boating supplies: www.ReddenMarine.com/homer

TOURS/GUIDES

True North Kayak: Alison and her crew are amazing: www.TrueNorthKayak.com

BROWN BEAR INFORMATION

www.GoSeeBears.com

www.nps.gov/katm/planyourvisit/brookscamp.htm

FISHING

Kachemak Guide Bureau: Flyfishing guide information www.kgbalaska.com/

Deep Strike Charters: Halibut and salmon fishing with experienced crew. Captain David always comes through at

WILDERNESS LODGES

Redoubt Mountain Lodge: Fabulous bear watching, fishing, and world-class service in gorgeous Lake Clark National Park: www.redoubtlodge.com

Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge: Family owned and run for over 30 years in our own backyard. An amazing experience:  www.alaskawildernesslodge.com

Intricate Bay Lodge: Newly rebuilt and in a prime location for all of the best Bristol Bay fishing spots:  www.intricatebaylodge.com

NIGHTLIFE

Salty Dawg Saloon: a historical Homer Icon: Salty Dawg Saloon

OUR FRIENDS IN HOMER WHO ARE FAMOUS AND WONDERFUL*

Jeanie Aspen, local author, filmmaker and trusted advisor:  http://jeanaspen.com/

Michael McBride, wilderness expert and professional adventurer: Alaska’s Rugged Coast

Mike McCann, reality TV star and wonderful story teller (some are true): Give Me the Hudson

*We sell all of these author’s books/DVDS at our office on Beluga Lake in Homer. Please call us if you would like to do a mail order!