Homer, Alaska charter fishing deckhand with DeepStrike Sportfishing laying beside a huge halibut catch bigger that is than he is!

Planning Your Visit to Homer, AK

Located a short flight or scenic drive from Alaska’s main travel hub of Anchorage, Homer is without a doubt one the state’s most beautiful destinations.

A stop at the top of Homer Hill rewards you with panoramic views
of four volcanoes, picturesque Kachemak Bay with its pristine glaciers, and ranges of snow-topped mountains rising from the sea.

Though world-renowned for its fishing, Homer is also esteemed for its array of fine art, curated museums, marine ecology, fine dining, and award-winning accommodations.

Nonetheless, Homer’s protected fishing grounds and super-abundant halibut population make it a Mecca for sport fishermen.

Most days it’s not a question of whether or not you’ll catch fish, it’s a question of how many and how BIG?!

Many groups of anglers who fish for multiple days will return home with HUNDREDS of pounds of fish!

When visiting Homer many fishermen choose to rent a car in Anchorage. If fishing for multiple days, you may want to consider renting a van so you’ll have room to take all that cold-packed fish home with you!

Top Stays in Homer, AK

Hotels are available, yet many customers prefer the private and one-of-a-kind atmosphere of a rental home, cabin, or bed & breakfast. If you’re looking for a place to stay, we highly recommend the following accommodations:

3 Tiny Homes

Brand new, quiet & cozy tiny homes nestled in the middle of a family owned working hay field. From each tiny home you will experience breathtaking panoramic views of Kachemak Bay, Grewingk Glacier, Poots Peak, Gull Island, the Homer Spit and more can easily be seen from the bay view windows. Enjoy a calming retreat from the hustle and bustle of town, and still be less than 10 minutes away from the Spit and downtown Homer.

> Glacier View Tiny Home

> Midnight Sun Tiny Home

> Fireweed Tiny Home

House Rentals in Homer, AK

The Highliner House

Exclusive accommodations overlooking Kachemak Bay and the Kenai Mountains. Situated at the top of Homer’s West Hill Road, visitors can enjoy the scenic beauty from their own cabins and suites.

Wild Rose Cottages

Private and quiet, yet close to town and the Homer Spit. Each cabin has its own Alaskan appeal with lots of views, amenities and comforts.

Alaska Moosehorn Cabin

A unique and private cabin perfectly suited for family vacations, fishing trips, or a private romantic weekend.

Hoedel’s Homestead Cottage

Be a guest at the charming Hoedel House with all the comforts of home or venture out to the Homestead log cabin, with its rustic charm and modern amenities.

Stay and Fish Homer Alaska

This Airbnb listing from our friend Daniel has stunning views and great ratings.

Stay Nearby in Anchor Point, AK

Two conveniently located cabins in a quiet neighborhood within a few minutes drive to the Anchor River and the Anchor Point beach. Only 20 minutes South to Homer or 20 minutes North to Ninilchik, and less than an hour from the Kenai River.

> Relaxation Station - Hot Tub and Two Bedroom Cabin

> Hibernation Station - Two Bedroom Cabin

Homer Attractions We Like

Bay Weld Boats

Are you a boat enthusiast? Then visit Bay Welding for a tour of their custom boat building facility. Their team is top notch.

Bear Creek Winery

Offers tours and tasting of unique and handcrafted wines made with local and exotic ingredients.

Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center

Your window to the largest seabird refuge in the world! Primarily a walking experience, you can stroll through inside exhibits and explore interpretive trails on the Center’s sixty-acre site.

Homer Restaurants

Captain Pattie’s Fish House

It’s just next door to our meeting spot at Central Charters. You can’t miss their bright yellow building. They offer excellent seafood and great service. You can try the local catch while gazing at stunning views of the bay.

Finn’s Pizza

Wood-fired pizza. Need we say more? They love their craft and add a local twist to every slice.

Little Mermaid

Fresh, garden-inspired cuisine. Healthy and delicious.

Fat Olive’s

An iconic offering in Homer that we just can’t get enough of. Inspired seafood plates, a custom wine label, local brews, and even hand-tossed pizza.

AJ’s OldTown Steakhouse & Tavern

Surf and turf with the top 2% of USDA Prime Beef. Specialty drinks, family-friendly entertainment, casual and relaxing atmosphere.


Alaska Bus Company

Can't find a rental car? We've got you covered with fancy new buses.
Running Anchorage to Homer on weekdays, departing Anchorage at 2pm.

Bayes Boat Rental

DIY trips for custom access to Kachemak Bay and Lower Cook Inlet.

Coldwater Alaska

This water taxi will get you — and your gear — both in and out of all the choice locations in the Kachemak Bay area.

Beluga Air

Take a float plane tour of Kachemak Bay State Park to see Alaska like never before.

Bald Mountain Air Service

Fly into Kenai from Anchorage or plan a bear viewing trip.

Alaska Airlines

America's 5th largest airline founded in 1932. As of 2020, the airline employs over 16,000 people and is ranked by J. D. Power and Associates as having the highest customer satisfaction of the traditional airlines for twelve consecutive years.

Ravn Alaska

Flights straight into Homer.

Kenai Aviation

Serving the Kenai Peninsula since 1961. Known for unparalleled safety, service and flexibility, many have trusted Kenai Aviation to get them where they need to be. Private charters available too.

Other Top Picks Around Homer

Kenai River Retreat

Kachemak Bay State Park

Jason’s Guide Service

Kenai River Trout Anglers

Alaska Troutfitters

Silverfin Guide Service

Cooper Landing Fish Camp