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Address: 708 Smoky Bay Way, Homer, AK 99603-7653
Phone Number: 907-235-6667
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This environmental education center offers natural history day tours for...

This environmental education center offers natural history day tours for all ages that range from the boreal forest of the 104 acre Wynn Nature Center on the north side of Kachemak Bay to the south There, in Peterson Bay guests explore tidepools, a rainforest and an archaeology site. Kayaking and overnight Yurt stays may also be added.The experienced hiker can also choose from guided hikes of varying difficulty.At the Homer Harbor, discover the world beneath your feet on a Creatures of the Dock Tour!!Where else can you see a seastar and a moose all in one day... personal, hands-on experience for all!

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Very enjoyable experience doing the Peterson Bay Day Tour & Kayak combo

My family of four (kids age 10 and 12) enjoyed the experience. The tour starts from the Homer side with about a 20 minute boat ride to the other side of Kachemak Bay. One of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family of four (kids age 10 and 12) enjoyed the experience. The tour starts from the Homer side with about a 20 minute boat ride to the other side of Kachemak Bay. One of the guides from CACS was in the boat with us and while she didn't comment too much on things, it was a pleasant journey looking... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked the half day Peterson Bay tour. We're a family of 4, with a 10 and 12 year old. The booking process was easy and all questions were answered via email. The instructions sent, including a list of items we would need were very helpful. This tour was from 11-4 PM. We found the meeting location easily and had... More 

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Chugiak, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful camps and tours and amazing staff! Highly suggest you check out their website and see what tours or camps works in your schedule when in Homer!

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Orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great experience with the tide pool walk and nature trail hike. Nina was a great guide and we had so much fun picking up and learning about various sea critters. The huge sunflower starfish were amazing. On the nature trail hike watched a brown bear across the lake climb trees to check us out. Fantastic time.

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Trapper Creek, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Henry was amazing and full of information! Guided hikes are 10, Noon and 2. Highly recommended. Homer has some amazing flora and fauna. I was amazed at how little I knew! Is it a Fen or a Bog! Don't know which? Ask Henry!!!

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We and our small kiddos took a guided hike, and the time just melted. In spite of the weather, the guide was especially knowledgeable and enthusiastic, as well as engaging with small children. We learned about the ecosystem, birds, edible/inedible/poisonous plants (ate our weight in berries) and even saw a moose. Combine it with a Creatures Under the Docks tour... More 

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Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did several things with CACS. All were fantastic!! 1) 5/5 stars: Half day Peterson Bay tour (Tuesdays 11-4). My husband and I reserved our tickets online a few weeks ahead, then the day of the tour checked in at the CACS yurt on the spit (easy to find with the directions you get on their website) at 10:30, then... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the Creatures Under the Dock tour with our two small children (9 and 7), and it was a great one hour nature exploration excursion all on the dock at the Homer Spit. Be ready to spend a lot of time lying on your belly (bring hair ties to hold back long hair), and there is a whole world... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my niece for her high school graduation present to Alaska and Homer. Exploring the tidepools (do only at low tide if possible) was both fun and educational. The guides for CASS were energetic and informed answering questions about the fauna and flora (pro-tip: don't eat the poisonous arrowgrass or angelica which resemble the edible and tasty goose tongue and... More 

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Homer, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For families especially for the children a neat place to go, and for those who need to get out there....to sit on a bench and listen to the birds and serenity. Sweet

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