Homer and Kachemak Bay
Perched between the boreal forest, alpine tundra, temperate rainforest, and a productive marine environment, Homer is a charming fishing village shouldered by glaciers. The area accommodates a rich diversity of birdlife in all seasons that can be explored further in the Pratt Museum. Its collection of artwork, Native artifacts and aquariums is well worth the trip.
The Kenai River is the most popular sport fishing destination in Alaska favoured for king and chinook salmon. The world record king salmon weighing at 97 lb (44 kg) was caught in the Kenai River in 1985! To add to its resume, the Kenai is home to trophy size rainbow trout and Dolly Varden.
Known as the gateway to the Kenai Fjords National Park, discover a bustling harbor, historic downtown district with quaint shops and art galleries along with trophy sport fishing, glacier and wildlife cruises, sailing, hiking, kayaking and flightseeing. Visit the SeaLife Center, Alaska’s only public aquarium and ocean wildlife rescue center.