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Address: Homer, AK 99603
Phone Number: (907)235-0708
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Kayaking and Hiking

Since Homer is surrounded by water, it is only natural to explore it from the water. We did the half day kayak trip around Yukon Island with Paul and it was fantastic. They are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Todd S
Fort Collins, Colorado
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Since Homer is surrounded by water, it is only natural to explore it from the water. We did the half day kayak trip around Yukon Island with Paul and it was fantastic. They are true professionals with excellent gear and a lot of knowledge. We were fortunate enough to see three bears (mother and two cubs) on the shoreline watching... More 

Thank Todd S
Ketchikan, Alaska
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This trip was truly a once in a lifetime experience. Driving into Homer, a quaint little sea town, I was greeted by Alison. Alison explained what the day had in store, made me feel very comfortable, assisted in gathering the appropriate equipment. First, we took a water taxi to our desired destination. The boat ride was full of nature watching... More 

Thank shanagens925
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I do like kayaking, being on the water and viewing wildlife so my outing with True North was everything I wanted. We saw nesting eagle pairs, my guide pointed out salmon, a falcon and sea otters. It does take a bit of luck to get a sunny day but the waters around Yukon Island are mostly calm. The guides stayed... More 

Thank hi3655
Battle Creek, Michigan
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51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Kayaking the circumference of Yukon Island with Paul, our guide, was idyllic. The shoreline rock was unique and beautiful. We saw many eagles perched in the trees and many otters in the waters of the bay - one so playful he swam beneath the kayaks and surfaced just a few feet away. Marine life included starfish, jellyfish, and other invertebrates.... More 

Thank Isabella-McKania
Ventura County West, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I had a great experience using True North Kayak. The night my friend and I arrived in Homer, we went to the Truth North office to see what type of hiking we could do the following day. The lady working the office (can’t remember her name), was very helpful and suggested that we do the hike to the Grewingk Glacier.... More 

Thank Gee E
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126 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We used True North for a 3-day kayak/camping/cabin trip and they were exceptional. While we brought our own rain gear we could have used theirs. They had everything you needed, bring your tents and camp gear, and you can rent sleeping bags. They arrange for boat pickup on the spit to the island where their kayaks are stationed and we... More 

Thank notpassive
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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My husband and I hired a water taxi to take us across the bay to do some hiking. The captain was a very friendly, courteous young man. We were late getting back to the beach for our return trip so my husband called the office and they were able to accommodate our needs. The office staff was also very helpful... More 

Thank Tulsawheatheart
Appleton, maine
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We did the 3/4 day trip and had a fantastic time. What can go wrong when you start off by landing on the beach where an active eagle's nest resides??? We saw the eaglets being fed and that is before we even got into our kayaks. We learned lots of interesting facts about the islands we kayaked around and saw... More 

Thank kkdji1
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112 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We were just a small group of 5 paddlers with our guide Curtis. You drive out to Yukon Island first with a motorboat and get ouftitted there with everything you need. The whole staff is friendly and very helfpul. Curtis was an excellent guide with us first time kayakers and we felt very safe out there. We saw eagles and... More 

Thank HugoBern
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We went tandem kayaking on a rainy day but we were perfectly outfitted with waterproof pants, jackets, and boots. Once we got to Yukon island we were told all the ins and outs for kayaking that made sense even to amateurs. Our guide, Aiden, was very friendly and helped us get into the boats which surprisingly stayed dry during the... More 

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