Planning Your Trip To Homer, Alaska
Getting to Homer
There are 3 ways to get to Homer, Alaska:
Drive - It is approximately a 5 hour drive from Anchorage to Homer or
225 road miles on the Sterling Highway which is a pretty scenic 2 lane
highway. The roads are good. Watch out for moose! Stop halfway in Kenai
or Soldotna to stretch your legs or fish along the roadside!
Fly - Most people fly into Anchorage via a major airline and
once there you can take a commuter from Anchorage to Homer. It is a 40
minute flight. There are 2 airlines which service Homer: Ravn Aviation at
or 1-800-866-8394 and Grant Aviation at
- The Alaska State Ferry , the Tustumena is a beautiful
ship. Check its schedule via the Alaska Marine Highway System at
Thinking of renting a motor home? Check out ABC Motorhome and Car Rental
in Anchorage at
www.abcmotorhome.com or 1-800-421-7456. They have very reliable
What to Bring
Alaska weather can change fast - be prepared!
|Plan to layer your clothing- it can go from warm sunshine to overcast
and cool in a matter of minutes. If youíre coming from someplace warm
itís hard to think about packing a jacket, so you can always buy some
Alaskan clothing once you are here as a reminder of your trip.
||Bring rubber sole shoes- sneakers or small boots will work. We donít
expect you to get wet, unless it is raining, but rubber soles will keep
you from slipping.
||Sunglasses, sunscreen. It can be bright with all the sunshine we may
||Raingear, just in case. If it is windy it can act as a wind breaker.
We donít usually have much rain in Homer, but weather is weather so be
||Although we spend most of our time fishing in calm water,
occasionally it does get rough. Seasickness is a possibility for some
people even if there are ground swells that can get you feeling queasy.
If you have a tendency to get sick, before leaving home you might
consider asking your doctor for the Medicated Patch that is worn behind
the ear- it works very well for most people, or you might consider
taking over the counter medications such as Non-drowsy Bonine or
Dramamine, just in case. Donít use both! The preventative medications
usually work best when they are in your system the night before your
charter. Donít wait to start your treatment right before getting on the
boat! It may not work. Sometimes ginger products will help as well as
Provide For You
- All your Fishing Tackle
- All your Fishing Gear such as rods and
- All your Bait is provided
- Any instruction you may need.
- We will fillet your fish for you for free
at the end of your charter
- Our vessels have heated cabins and toilet
- It is best to wear warm clothing, rubber
soled shoes and bring rain gear (just in case)
|All our captains are friendly, knowledgeable
about the fisheries, and have experience navigating our Alaskan
All our boats have GPS and Depth Sounders and all the necessary
equipment to make your fishing charter productive, fun and safe.
For your convenience
All fishing licenses, tags and halibut derby tickets are available
at our office. Weíll be glad to direct you to local shops where you
can pick up a hearty charter lunch for day trips.