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Address: , Homer, AK 99603
Phone Number: (907) 235-6672
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Awesome! Extend your experience by staying in the cabins

This review is for kayaking and staying on the property. Tutka Bay is a magical place - the best part of our vacation through Alaska! Our party of seven 30-something adults... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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New York City, New York
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This review is for kayaking and staying on the property. Tutka Bay is a magical place - the best part of our vacation through Alaska! Our party of seven 30-something adults really enjoyed the kayaking tour including learning about the area from Rick, forging for local plants to include in our delicious lunch and finding wildlife. The kayaking was very... More 

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We really enjoyed our entire day spent with Seaside Adventures. They truly care about nature and want you to appreciate the beauty and serenity of their bay. We appreciated that there were only 5 double kayaks in our outing and that included our three guides. A few days after our outing, our adult son joined us for the final part... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Having never kayaked in my life, I was a bit apprehensive about trying it out. However, after speaking to Dorla before making our reservations, it was clear that we would be in good hands. And we were! My sister-in-law and I had a lovely leisurely day on the bay. We watched otters eat mussels and were close enough to hear... More 

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Michigan
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I, too, did a lot of research on kayak tours in the Homer area and chose this one because of the educational aspect and honestly, the idea of gathering stuff to make lunch along the way sounded like fun! I really can't add any more details than what you can read in the other great reviews posted; I can only... More 

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Lancaster
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I had researched various kayaking tours in Homer and chose Seaside Adventures for their seemingly sincere love for the environment...and their desire to educate. I was not disappointed! Rick was very helpful and friendly when I first booked the tour....I felt very welcome and looked forward to meeting him and Dorla. The day of my tour (I was the only... More 

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Wisconsin
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I don't know when exactly I realized we had picked the best kayak tour, but it was definitely early on in the day. Dave, the owner of the water taxi we hired (through Rick and Dorla), had his dog Pika along for the day, so that was a good start. Homer is awash in friendly dogs, and Pika is among... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is the second time we have gone out with Rick of A Seaside Adventure. It remains a highlight of our trip. Rick has a great deal to offer and knows the area - after all, it is his front yard as he lives on the bay year round. We saw a great many sea otters, lots of unusual birds,... More 

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Fremont, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

From the moment we arrived we were taken care of. It was a really low tide when the water taxi dropped us off and Rick and his assistant Woofers brought us Wellingtonboots to keep our feet dry. Our 7 year old son was already captivated by the sunflower starfish that Rick showed us and we made our way up to... More 

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Concord, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We were excited to head off to explore Kachemak Bay by sea kayak with Rick from A Seaside Adventure. This would our second sea kayaking tour in Alaska. Their base of operations/home is located across Kachemak Bay, so before kayaking you get to start with a great water taxi boat ride across the bay. We located Ashore Water Taxi on... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Spending the day with Rick and Dorla in what he describes as his "back yard" was a highlight of our vacation. The most relaxing and amazing day. We were definetly novice kayakers but they made sure we started our day with confidence. Once in the bay we spent they day viewing all the wildlife, otters, seals, eagles, other various birds... More 

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