Alaska is well-known for its wildlife- and Homer is
no exception. Just like the popular television show which takes place
in Alaska, Homer does occasionally have a moose walking down main street.
The jumping off point for wildlife viewing, Homer charter operators
are more than willing to take a visitor out on the water to view the
thousands of sea birds that congregate on Gull Island and other rocky
outcropping. These charters provide affordable, accessible trips to
birds rookeries all summer summer long.
And while you're out there enjoying the blue-green
waters, keep your eyes peeled and cameras loaded for killer,
humpback or beluga whales, sea otter and sea lions. All of which
are known to frolic in Kachemak Bay. Homer holds an annual Kachemak
Bay Shorebird Festival every May to celebrate the migration
of over 10,000 birds including western sandpipers, dunlins,
dowitchers, and up to one third of the nation's surfbirds that
pass through the community annually.
If you're truly adventurous, you can charter a boat or float
plane and enjoy the true Alaskan wilderness where the brown
bears roam. Several charters will take you to see the largest
bruin in the world wading in crystal clear streams fishing for
Alaskan king salmon.
Whatever your wildlife viewing wish, Homer is high on the list
of locations to grant it. You just need and adventurous spirit!
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