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, and kayaking, bear viewing, hiking, foodie and art vacations.

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 harbour home and can be seen whenever it is in port. Wildlife cruises of Kachemak Bay and King salmon fishing are offered year-round.

Homer has bear viewing trips to Katmai National Park, home of the famous Brooks River Falls. This is where bears can be seen fishing for salmon all along the falls. It is also home to the annual Fat Bear Week Contest.

 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. Homer 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. Homer is 76 miles south of the city of Kenai and 78 miles from Soldotna.

Homer Visitor Information Center on your right as you enter town from Soldotna. The Center is open year-round and has a very helpful staff. 201 Sterling Highway. Open daily 9am to 6pm during the summer with reduced hours in the winter. 907-235-7740
www.homeralaska.org

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.
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Camping in Homer Alaska

The best place to camp in Homer Alaska in on the Homer Spit. There are private and city owned campgrounds on the beaches of the Homer Spit. The city campgrounds are open from mid-Mat to September. The best private campground on the spit is Heritage RV Park.

Heritage Beachfront RV Park on the Homer Spit has 107 spacious, first-class camping sites. All sites include 50 amp, SAT TV, free Wi-fi, laundry & showers. There is an espresso bar and gift shop in the office.

Homer Alaska Fishing Charters

Homer is well known as a major Fishing Charter destination. There are many, many fishing charters in town that will take visitors fishing for halibut or salmon. Some of the biggest halibuts in the world are caught right here is Homer. that’s why they call it the halibut fishing capital!

Bob’s Trophy Charters

Bobs have been fishing for halibut in Homer since 1980 and have worked hard to become some of the best! Their captains and their crews are friendly and helpful. You’ll lookforward to a day on the waters catching your limit. Bob’s has charters for Halibut, salmon and many other species of fish including ling cod and rock fish. Whether you are an expert angler or a beginner, they will help you get the most from your fishing charter. Ask about their special overnight charters for an incredible fishing experince.

Homer Ocean Charters

This long­time char­ter com­pa­ny have highend boats, expe­ri­enced cap­tains, and excellent crews. They also have an inside line on find­ing the best spots for hal­ibut, rock fish and sil­ver salmon. Beyond fishing charters they also offer a vari­ety of oth­er ways to enjoy Kachemak Bay, from wildlife cruis­es, kayaking or hik­ing in Kachemak Bay State Park.

O’Fish’ial Charters of Alaska

Spe­cial­izing in salt­wa­ter hal­ibut and king salmon fish­ing expe­ri­ences. Come find the secret hotspots discovered from count­less hours with sea­soned Alaskan fish­er­men. O’Fish’ial Charters has a cus­tomer-ser­vice focus and pas­sion for shar­ing all the excite­ment and adven­ture Alas­ka fish­ing has to offer.

North Country Charters

North Country Charters operates a fleet of owner-operated boats that all provide you with an excellent fishing experience. They supply high quality fishing equipment and vessels are Coast Guard equipped for your safety. They accommodate from novice anglers to the experienced and individuals to large groups.

Destination Alaska Fish and Fly

If you don’t want to experience a 2 hour boat ride to the fishing ground, take a scenic 30-minute float­plane flight straight to the boat instead! Destination Alaska Fish and Fly offers this unique option for it’s guests. All trips are pri­vate to ensure the best pos­si­ble expe­ri­ence.

Homer Alaska FAQS

What is Homer Alaska Known For?

Homer Alaska is known as the Halibut Fishing Capital of Alaska. It is also known for having the 2nd longest Spit in the World. “The Spit” is a piece of land that sticks out into the water. The Homer Spit is 5 miles long.

How far is Homer from Anchorage?

Homer is 220 miles from Anchorage. The first 85 miles are on the Seward Highway. At mile 37, take the Tern Lake Junction onto the Sterling Highway. From The Tern Lake Junction is 135 miles to Homer.

Is there an airport in Homer?

Yes, the Homer Airport has one airline, Ravn Airlines, that operates and runs scheduled flights to Anchorage, Kenai, Valdez and other smaller towns in Alaska.

Homer Alaska Map

This Homer Alaska Map shows the downtown area of Homer but doesn’t include the Homer Spit, which is where many of the tourism businesses are located. Downtown Homer has restaurants, hotels, gift shops and the Alaska Islands & Oceans Visitor Center.

Homer Alaska Map

Map of Homer Alaska

 

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