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Homer Fishing Information & Services
Homer Chamber of Commerce
The Homer Chamber of Commerce is a volunteer partnership of the local business community to ensure a healthy economic base while improving quality of life in the community. The Homer Chamber enables members to accomplish as a group what no one could do individually and represents and promotes the area’s economy and encourages business investments and development. To business prospects and visitors, the Chamber is the community’s front door, welcoming visitors from around the world and promoting Homer as the wonderful tourist destination we all know it is. The Chamber also operates the Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament and the world-famous Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby. Visit their website today to learn more.
Homer Marine Trades Association
Homer is a popular destination for resident anglers too and the Homer Marine Trades Association (HMTA) consists of 70-plus marine trade businesses that can help you buy, build new, maintain, outfit, moor your boat in the harbor, or dry store your boat for the winter. HMTA began as a way to provide cooperative marketing for Homer’s growing pool of quality marine-service providers. Homer, with its mild climate, awesome vistas and location on Kachemak Bay is a wonderful place to live and visit, and HMTA is getting the word out: Bring your boat work to Homer; they are in the Business of Boats!
Homer Lodging, Hotels & B&B's
Beluga Lake Lodge
The Beluga Lake Lodge is centrally located in Homer close to the famous Homer Spit, beaches, restaurants, shopping, museums, fishing and much more, while offering a variety of lodging accommodations to fit every need and budget. Whether you are in Homer for business or pleasure, their friendly and professional staff is happy to accommodate you. Onsite, the Beluga Bar & Grill offers food and drink from 3pm-10pm Tuesday through Saturday.
Best Western Bidarka Inn
575 Sterling Highway
Homer, AK 99603-7447
Providing more for your dollar, the Best Western Bidarka Inn offers clean, comfortable rooms and convenient, modern in-room amenities such as pillow-top beds, free high-speed Wi-Fi, microwaves, refrigerators and 42-inch televisions with cable and HBO. The Bidarka Inn is also pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your canine companion. You won’t have to wander far from your room for dining, entertainment and the full range of outdoor activities. Enjoy fantastic cuisine, drinks, billiards and sports at the Otter Room Bar & Grill, open from noon-10 pm in summer and 4-10 pm in the winter. The hotel offers a free shuttle service to and from the airport or ferry.
The Driftwood Inn
The Driftwood Inn is a charming, historic hotel, motel and inn located next to Bishop’s Beach in the heart of Old-Town Homer. They offer economy rooms in a relaxed, homey atmosphere with partial views overlooking Kachemak Bay. The Seaside Lodges feature modern and spacious rooms with amazing views of the Bay. The Kachemak Cottage and intimate RV Park are next to the inn. The Woodside Lodge, is located just two blocks away off of Pioneer Ave., in downtown, featuring their Fisherman’s Suites; these spacious and clean 1- and 2-bedroom suites include full kitchens, a cozy atmosphere and are perfect for extended family stays and fishermen who want extra space and the ability to cook.
Homer Fishing Charters
Alaskan Fishing Adventures & Angler’s Lodge
Operating fishing charters and lodges on the Kenai Peninsula for four decades now, Alaskan Fishing Adventures and new owners Mark and Julie Burner offer anglers access to the world-famous saltwater fishing grounds out of Homer, offering full-day multi-species trips for halibut, salmon, lingcod and rockfish from their fleet docked in Homer from May through August.
Bob’s Trophy Charters
A Homer institution, Bob’s Trophy Charters offers half-day as well as day-trips for salmon, halibut, rockfish and lingcod, including a number of combination packages, departing from the Homer small-boat harbor. Anglers can book any of three spacious vessel options, with all bait, tackle and gear provided, and customized, two-day, sleep-aboard trips are available for parties wanting to travel to better angling grounds and fish hard for that catch of a lifetime.
Brooks Alaskan Adventures
Providing a variety of fishing adventures and more, Brooks Alaskan Adventures and Captain Josh Brooks puts more than 25 years navigation experience to work for you, fishing out of Homer year-round. Captain Josh operates the Huntress, a 30-foot Chris Craft Trophy Sport Fish with twin Yanmar diesels, which is fast to the fishing grounds as well as comfortable, featuring a heated cabin and marine toilet.
Offering a range of multi-species fishing adventures out of Homer, Captain Shane Blakely’s Driftwood Charters will put you on the fish year-round, whether halibut, king salmon, silvers, or rockfish are your quarry of choice. Driftwood Charters also offers winter king fishing for clients craving the early fishery.
Homer Ocean Charters
Located on the famous Homer Spit in Homer, AK, since 1979, Homer Ocean Charters offers a fleet of boats targeting halibut, salmon and lingcod in half-day, full-day and multi-day long-range fishing excursions. They also offer a water-taxi service, cruises, kayak rentals, cabin rentals, vessel-based hunting and activities across Kachemak Bay.
Homer Winter King Fishing
Homer King Fishing offers a unique charter adventure on the 55-foot F/V Redemption, which featuers a large, comfortable cabin and deck, bathroom and fully-equipped galley. With 45 years experience on Alaska’s waters, Homer King Fishing can provide you with the family-friendly adventure of a lifetime.
North Country Charters
North Country Charters began running halibut and salmon charters in 1979 and with years of experience fishing in and around the waters of Kachemak Bay and Lower Cook Inlet, they offer opportunities to explore Homer as they do, whether it be a great day of fishing, hiking across the bay, kayaking in the fjords or viewing the bears across the inlet. All of their boats have twin engines and heated cabins with restrooms, and they supply top-quality fishing equipment. The vessels are all Coast Guard-equipped and North Country Charters can accommodate a large variety of fishermen, from the novice to the experienced and individuals to large groups and those with any kind of handicap. They will tailor a trip to fit your needs, whether it is a day-trip or a long-range multi-day trip.
O’fish’ial Charters of Alaska has been operating out of Homer for the past 20 years, and their boats have won the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby six times. Their US Coast Guard-licensed captains are trained to know where the big fish are, and fishing from their 37-foot Tollycraft yachts—which operate Volvo-Penta turbo diesel engines and include amenities such as new leather sofas; clean, private and modern restrooms onboard and spacious decks—small groups of anglers can get to the fishing grounds safely and quickly, and then you’re free to enjoy all these waters offer.
Homer Boat Services
Alaska Kokopelli Trailers
Kokopelli Trailers is owned by Uriah Owsley, who started building trailers in 1999 and opened Kokopelli Trailers in 2010. Kokopelli Trailers builds the same high-quality trailers on the West Coast that the boating community on the East Coast has long been accustomed to, and through their expertise, attention-to-detail and the use of quality materials, they hope to expand your boating experience. For Alaska, inquiries, call Bruce and Marivel Petska at the number above or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Homer Equipment & Supplies
Ulmer’s Drug & Hardware
3858 Lake Street
Homer, AK, 99603
Ulmer’s Drug & Hardware was opened in Homer in 1979 by Scott and Cathie Ulmer. The first Ulmer’s in Alaska was an Ulmer’s Rexall drugstore opened in 1948 on 5th Avenue in downtown Anchorage, but this is now the only location. Ulmer’s is currently a True Value Hardware and Health Mart pharmacy and they carry hardware, sporting goods, paint, housewares, over-the-counter medications, toys, fabric and rental equipment. There’s a saying in Homer, “If you can’t find it at Ulmer’s, you don’t need it.” This summer, Ulmer’s will also be opening a satellite store on the Homer Spit called Ulmer’s on the Spit. It will carry products from most departments but specifically cater to fishing, camping and tourists and other visitors to Homer. It will be open early and close late to accommodate the busy summer season.