Alaska Day Trips, Nature January 24, 2017
This Unique Day Trip Will Take You To A Hidden Cove In Alaska
By now you’re probably thinking that we are obsessed with the Kenai Peninsula. Well, you’re right! With so many fascinating hidden treasures, we can’t get enough of this wildly rugged area that has been branded as ‘Alaska’s Playground’ – and for good reason. Take this unique day trip to Halibut Cove, for example. With epic wildlife viewing, glacier hiking, gourmet cuisine, luxury accommodations
plus the ability to experience it all at your own pace – let’s just say that it’s hard not to fall madly in love. We simply cannot stay quiet about one of Alaska’s best kept secrets any longer.
As you pull over the hill and head into the idyllic town of Homer, you'll be spoiled with absolutely epic views from the get go.
Next, head down to the Homer Spit and get ready to head across the bay to a little magical place known as Halibut Cove.
Hop aboard the Amber Wave with Bay Roamers Water Taxi. This 28 foot fiberglass boat hauls up to six passengers at a time.
For more information or to book your excursion today, check them out online
. On your way back to Homer after spending the day in Halibut Cove, visitors will get to enjoy the comfort of the M/V Danny J vessel.
Another way to access Halibut Cove is via personal boat, which is what many visitors choose to do after they are finished reeling in halibut on the saltwater.
Now this is the kind of daily commute that we can get used to!
Love viewing wildlife? Your chances of being spoiled by adorable marine critters will be plentiful when you are in this neck of the woods.
From sweet seals on the docks to gorgeous orca whales swimming freely in the water, chances are that you will be blown away by all the breathtaking sights that you will see.
Pack a lunch and spend a few hours hiking at the effortlessly beautiful Grewingk Glacier in Kachemak Bay State Park, Alaska's first state park.
The amount of hiking opportunities is really incredible.
Best of all? No crowds whatsoever!
Upon arriving in Halibut Cove, you'll notice immense charm in every direction that you look. Kayaking around Halibut Cove is an absolute blast, while experiencing an outdoor concert on the floating amphitheater at
Halibut Cove Live is one of the most fun and unique summer events that you will find in the Last Frontier.
When you get hungry for lunch or dinner, be sure to check out the incredible cuisine at The Saltry Restaurant.
Learn more about The Saltry Restaurant
! Or call them directly at (907) 226-2424.
You'll be greeted by world-class panoramic views that are sure to blow you away.
Enjoy eating farm-to-table dishes with only the healthiest of ingredients and spend the afternoon walking the boardwalks and visiting the impressive art galleries.
On the menu you'll find creative dishes with locally sourced wild Alaska seafood favorites such as house pickled salmon. Don't forget to try the sweet and delicate local halibut caught right from the surrounding waters in the 'halibut fishing capital of the world.'
Stillpoint Lodge is an excellent place to stay overnight and enjoy the beauty that Halibut Cove has to offer for days on end.
To book a room, call (907) 299-7240.
Hideaway Cove Wilderness Lodge is another great hospitality option that will make you feel totally submerged in nature.
To book a room, call (888) 503-7160.
Visitors to Halibut Cove who want to enjoy utter peace and quiet can stay overnight in a cozy cabin at
To book a room, call (907) 296-2257.
Or if you prefer to spend the night outdoors, many opt to enjoy backcountry camping when visiting Halibut Cove and surrounding secluded spots.
On the way back, you'll stop by Gull Island where as many as 20,000 seabirds can be found building nests in the rock faces and cliffs.
If you time it right, you might just get lucky enough to catch one of the most electric sunsets of your life from the shores of Halibut Cove.
If you thought that was magical,
this charming town in Alaska is perfect for a summer day trip. It’s also been named as one of the happiest seaside towns in America! If you’re in the area, be sure to visit this charming coastal town to completely unwind.