Homer | Kenai Peninsula

Homer —At the “End of the Road” – The Adventure Begins!

South of Anchorage and accessed by 225 miles of scenic highway or daily flights, Homer is located on the shores of Kachemak Bay, surrounded by glaciers and mountains and a home base for great fishing, kayaking, bear viewing, hiking, foodie and art vacations. Homer can make every Alaska vacation dream come true!

Homer has the unique attraction of the 2nd longest “Spit” in the world. The Homer Spit is a natural geologic phenomenon formed initially by terminal glacial moraine and juts 5 miles out into Kachemak Bay. It is a great jumping off place for endless adventures in and across Kachemak Bay and is home to the Homer Port and Harbor where vessels of all shapes, sizes, and uses can be seen. The “Time Bandit”, made famous on the TV show “The Deadliest Catch” calls the Homer harbor home and can be seen whenever it is in port. Wildlife cruises of Kachemak Bay and King salmon fishing are offered year round.

Homer was named for Homer Pennock, a gold miner who established the first development on the Homer Spit in 1896. Today’s Homer Alaska is a thriving community of approximately 5,400 residents. Across the sparkling waters of Kachemak Bay, the rugged Kenai Mountains spread east, west, and south. Soaring snowcapped peaks overlook massive glaciers crawling toward the sea. Along the coastline, the steep mountain valleys form narrow fjords. It is one of the few places in the world, if not the only one, where several glaciers and active volcanoes can be viewed at the same time.omer is at the southwest tip of the Kenai Peninsula on Kachemak Bay. The  town lies 225 paved highway miles from Anchorage and is easily accessible  by highway, sea, or air.

The Kenai – Alaska’s Playground: No other destination offers such an up close and personal Alaskan experience. With over 15,000 square miles of extraordinary adventure and excitement to choose from, even the rest of the state comes here when they need a reminder of why they moved to Alaska in the first place. That’s why it’s known as Alaska’s Playground. Check out Online Specials, a Free Kenai Peninsula Travel Planner and a Free Passport to Adventure on the Kenai. Full of discount coupons for your visit to the Kenai Peninsula. 35571 Kenai Spur Hwy, Soldotna. 800-535-3624 www.kenaipeninsula.org

Pioneer Inn

downtown area offers one of the most convenient locations in Homer, next door to the Pratt Museum and within walking distance of …

Homer Spit

There are both private and City owned campgrounds downtown or on the Homer Spit. Check with Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor …

Homer Spit

There are both private and City owned campgrounds downtown or on the Homer Spit. Check with Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor …

Captain Pattie’s Fish House

proclaimed by Alaskans & tourists alike…”The Best Seafood Restaurant in Alaska.” Specializing in local halibut, salmon, oysters, scallops, king crab & prawns …

Fat Olives

We serve hand tossed, hand stretched Neapolitan style pizzas in an array of preparations from the classic Pepperoni to specialty Pizzas made …

Bob’s Trophy Charters

say “let’s fish together and have some fun!!!” The Captains at Bob’s will guide you to successful fishing trip. Call 1-800-770-6400 or …

Alaska Islands and Ocean Center

offers visitors and residents a window into the world of seabirds, marine mammals, and their habitats in Alaska. Admission is free to …

Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

environmental education non-profit organization in Homer. Established in 1982, CACS delivers educational programs and guided tours to over 11,000 students and visitors …

Halibut Derby

The Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby is an annual event, running from mid-May  to mid-September each year. For more info contact the Homer …

Homer Council on the Arts

The Homer Council on the arts is a private, non-profit arts organization that strives to make the visual, performing and  literary arts …

Kachemak Bay State Park & State Wilderness Park

sit across the  bay from Homer. Excellent kayaking in the small bays and coves, and over 60 miles of trails for the …

Pratt Museum and Information Center

was constructed in 1967 as an Alaska Centennial project and is operated by the Homer Society of Natural History. The museum is …

Kachemak Bay

is one of Alaska’s popular ocean fishing spots. Most fishermen report great success in catching halibut and salmon.

Kachemak Bay Ferry

Kachemak Bay Ferry provides bay tours daily.  The “Danny J” departs the Homer harbor and heads across the bay to Gull Island …

Glacier Drive In

on the Glacier Boardwalk. “home of the Famous Glacier Burger”. 907-235-7148.

The Homestead trail

The Homestead trail is well marked and maintained and has spectacular views of Mount Iliamna and Mount Redoubt. It is 6.7 miles …

The Homer Spit trail

The Homer Spit trail is a 4 mile long paved trail that runs along the road that leads to the end of …

Kachemak Bay Ferry

Kachemak Bay Ferry provides bay tours daily.  The “Danny J” departs the Homer harbor and heads across the bay to Gull Island …