Don’t leave Homer until you try at least a couple of things from this list. One day, we’ll return to Homer to do them with kids.
Katmai National Park
Watch bears fishing salmon over waterfalls. Katmai National Park has the highest density of brown bears on the planet and is a major destination for bear watching. If you have a dream of watching a dozen of the bears fishing salmon over waterfalls, at very close range, book a tour to Brook Falls. From Homer, it’s a 1.5-hour flight and a short hike and you’ll be right there. Book in advance, despite the price, tours fill up quickly.
Cruise abroad local ferry to the picturesque Halibut Cove – a small seaside community across beautiful Kachemak Bay. Makes a great afternoon trip! Besides the scenic views, the local Denny J ferry provides a unique bird viewing opportunity in one tour.
Join Halibut fishing charters – a trip of a lifetime for an eager fisherman. Kachemak Bay is a rich fishing ground, full of lingcod, salmon, rockfish and giant halibut. Homer is the halibut capital of the world, after all!