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Day Three: Cooper Landing

HOMER: This afternoon you will sail through some of the most scenic and vibrant waters to Halibut Cove. The highlight of the cruise to Halibut Cove is a visit to Gull Island, a bird sanctuary a short twenty minutes from Homer.

Gull Island is home to nine nesting species of birds. Many other species may be found here during migration, and before and after nesting. Binoculars and camera gear are a must! In addition to the fabulous birds at Gull Island, Kachemak Bay is full of sea life – sea otters, seals, whales, porpoise and more. Once docked in Halibut Cove, you’ll have time to explore Halibut Cove, visit the Experience Gallery, Diana Tillion’s Gallery and have a bite to eat, before heading back to Homer.

HOMER UPGRADE: Salmon / Halibut Full Day Fishing Charter

Trolling for Salmon in Homer is some of the best in the world. Species are typically Kings (Chinook) and Silver (Coho). Feeder Kings are off-season King salmon which are not migrating, but “feeding” in the open ocean and find Kachemak Bay a favored year-round source of food. Saltwater salmon put up a fight, and are typically in deeper water so the thrill of the catch is enhanced. The scenic beauty of Homer and the abundant wildlife are always the greatest part of any adventure: seals, otters, puffins, gulls and whales are all here to enjoy at the same time you experience the greatest Salmon fishing available anywhere. These fish can weigh anywhere from 10 to 60 pounds.Homer, Alaska is the halibut fishing capital of the world. Aside from the abundance of fish, Kachemak Bay also affords a multitude of experiences, from the deep sea chase for a 400 pound world class derby winner, to a tamer experience for the grandchildren. People come from all over the world to experience the thrill of hooking the monster-sized halibut with one of our fishing charters. Alaskans find Homer a “boater friendly” destination due to the more protected inland waters and deep water bays. Lingcod is a plentiful and tasty by-catch that helps to fill the freezer. The highlight to any fishing expedition out of Homer is always the natural beauty of the ocean and surrounding area: whales, seals, otter, sea lions and a variety of birds provide an endlessly fascinating array of natural wonder. UPGRADE: $300.00 PER PERSON

HOMER TO COOPER LANDING: Today, we have left your itinerary flexible to allow for a leisurely drive from Homer to Cooper Landing.

There are quite a few things for you to stop and see along the way. The Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor’s Center is located in Homer. Stunning exhibits and films take you on a “virtual” tour of the 4.9 million acre refuge and reserve. There are numerous Russian Orthodox churches along the Sterling Highway in Ninilchik and Kenai.

Once you arrive in Cooper Landing, you’ll have deluxe accommodations, nestled in a wooded setting on the banks of the Kenai River. The hotel decks are optimal for viewing the Kenai River valley, nearby mountains, and the bright blue waters of the Kenai River.

Wildlife is abundant in the Kenai River Valley, so be sure to keep an eye out for bears, moose, owls, eagles and fox.

View our preferred accommodations for this area:
Kenai Peninsula Area Lodging

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