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Kachemak Bay State Park

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Address: Alaska, Homer, Homer, AK
Activities: Kayaking, Viewing wildlife, Fishing
Description: This enormous state park, largely unexplored wilderness, includes...
This enormous state park, largely unexplored wilderness, includes glaciers, rivers and waterfalls and offers a 10-mile coastline strip that is excellent for fishing and kayaking. Wildlife sightings include puffins, eagles, sea otters, seals, porpoises and whales.
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Our trip was good but the rain did not allow us to have so much fun as expected. Check the weather before you book the trip. Captain Mark is an amazing and very knowledgeable of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Our trip was good but the rain did not allow us to have so much fun as expected. Check the weather before you book the trip. Captain Mark is an amazing and very knowledgeable of geology, wildlife and history. He was the highlight of the tour. He went out of his way to show us the wildlife

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Trujillo, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

arrived to seward and headed to this wonderful place , the effect of daylight in this part of the world is awesome, get in touch with the extreme nature , close to wildlife , glaciers , creeks , we enjoy kayaking , walked a lot , explored , fished , made ​​a barbecue near the wooden hut , got amazing... More 

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Homer, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Get on a boat or in a kayak to explore incredible Kachemak Bay. Visit the coves-Halibut Cove, Sadie. For a real adventure fly into the Was and go rock climbing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

If you can afford the water taxi over ($200 average with tip), you should definitely check out this park. Hikes for all levels and some beautiful views of glaciers. We went on a family hike with our 2 year old on backpack, and were able to squeeze in lunch at the Grewing Lake in under 3 hours.

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Monroe, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We took the Mako Water Taxi over. Mako was the only taxi service running that day due to the choppy waters. The ride reallly was not that bad. We did however, have to be dropped off at the END of the normal trail, since the boat could not land on the beach where the trailhead is. Having to start our... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We were very lucky, because we had a nice sunshine, during the complete excursion!. Very nice trip with the simpathetic guy of the water taxi, and relatively light walking trail through the longest path, and then, when we reached the Glacier lake, the views where breathtaking, depite the very cold temperatures just by the lake "beach". Please be ready, and... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was our fourth trip to Alaska. We've previously been to Denali and Misty Fjords each once, and the Kenai peninsula three times primarily for hiking and paddling. Our first day in the park we attempted a hike to Emerald Lake and were surprised at how awful the trail was. Even our water taxi driver kind-of snorted when we asked... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The only way to get there is by water taxi, and you really feel like you're away from it all when you arrive. Be sure to get a trail map; there are options for day hikes or multiday backpacking. Kayaking or paddleboarding around the many coves and bays is a great way to see seals, sea otters, and porpoises.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We traveled by Mako water taxi to the trail head where we traversed a very well maintained path about 3 miles to the Glacier lake and glacier. This trail went through boreal forest teeming with ripe blueberries/currants/watermelon berries and many birds. The glacier was stunning and calved some icebergs. Great for photography and general enjoyment. Then we finished the loop... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Thrilling bear watching trip - some were as close as 15 feet! A mama and cub walked right in to the water and gave us a show of salmon catching action from the Mama! The walk is thru some rough terrain, shallow water and it rained the whole 3 hours so make sure you take water proof and layered clothing.

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Address: Address: Alaska, Homer, Homer, AK
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Homer

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