GETTING FROM ANCHORAGE TO HOMER
(courtesy of Alaska.org)
The five-hour drive from Anchorage to Homer is very scenic, and frequent stops can easily turn this into a full-day event. But it’s worth the time. You can watch a bore tide roll into Turnagain Arm as you look for beluga whales and Dall sheep, then drive through the quaint towns of Cooper Landing, Soldotna, and Anchor Point. Outside of Soldotna you’ll find beautiful mountain and volcano views across Cook Inlet. And you’ll know Homer is close when you see the iconic Homer Spit, Kachemak Bay, and surrounding mountains. Homer does have car rental agencies if you need to drop off the car.
This bus trip is six hours of gorgeous scenery, without the hassle of driving. Be aware, though, that departures to Homer are less frequent than to other Alaskan destinations, so it’s important to reserve your seat in advance.
Flying is Quickest Option
Alaska Airlines and smaller local airlines make the 45-minute flight from Anchorage to Homer. It’s more expensive than other options, but gives you more time in Homer.
TUTKA BAY EXPRESS
Find our captain at the Homer Load and Launch boat dock in the neon green hats! Detailed instructions will be emailed to you with your reservation confirmation.