Things to do in Homer include a variety of activities like fishing, hiking, walking the spit, and visiting local attractions, but one of the most popular ways to see Homer and the surrounding area is by sea. Nestled in Kachemak Bay on the Kenai Peninsula, Homer, Alaska, stands as a charming haven for nature enthusiasts. Known for breathtaking landscapes, abundant wildlife, and an exciting arts scene, there’s lot to do in Homer that capture the essence of the Last Frontier. This list highlights some of the activities that await visitors in this Alaskan gem, ensuring an unforgettable encounter with the unique beauty and culture of Homer. Put them all together and you’ll have the best overall visit to Homer you could want.
1. Visit the Homer Spit
Explore the iconic Homer Spit, a narrow strip of land extending into Kachemak Bay. It’s home to shops, restaurants, galleries, and beautiful views. It’s there you’ll find our local tour and charter booking office.
Hiking is very a very popular activity around Alaska. Take advantage of the numerous hiking trails in the area. Popular options include the Homer Spit Trail, Grace Ridge Trail, and the Homestead Trail.
Homer is known as the “Halibut Fishing Capital of the World.” Consider taking a fishing charter to catch halibut, salmon, or other local species. We offer full and half day charters and cater to anglers of all ages and skill levels. Come see what all the excitement is about on one of our fishing charters.
4. Art Galleries and Studios
Homer has a vibrant arts community. Explore the numerous art galleries and studios showcasing local talent and unique Alaskan artwork. If the timing works out, join Homer’s First Friday, (the first Friday of each month) when local art galleries unveil new exhibits.
5. Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center
Learn about the marine life and ecosystems of the region at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. It’s a great place for educational exhibits and information. This is a great add on adventure after you’ve experienced one of our Seldovia Wildlife Tours.
6. Homer to Seldovia Wildlife Tour
This is a great half day trip for the family. Board one of our large sightseeing vessels, and explore Kachemak Bay to Seldovia where you’ll debark for three hours to explore the town. Pack a lunch and snacks and everyone in the family will enjoy watching sealife and visiting this remote coveside Alaska town.
Things to do in Homer beckon those who seek outdoor adventure and bustling with activities. Whether you explore the hiking trails, immerse yourself in local art, or venture out with a fishing charter, your time in Homer will be one of your most memorable stops in Alaska.