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Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

#4 of 52 things to do in Homer Features Animals
708 Smoky Bay Way, Homer, AK 99603-7653
+1 907-235-6667
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Not very informative

We stopped in because the local paper said there was a bunch of activities for kids the week we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Crystal J
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Beautiful tour of a beautiful place!

Had a friend who worked here in the past, and it was recommended in the National Geographic travel... read more

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Reviewed April 18, 2017
rjt654
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Brunswick, Georgia
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708 Smoky Bay Way, Homer, AK 99603-7653
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in because the local paper said there was a bunch of activities for kids the week we were in Homer. We stopped in to find out what they had going on. They basically just tried to sell us tours.... none of which seemed...More

Thank Crystal J
Connect2NaturewithUS, Public Relations Manager at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, responded to this review

Hi! I'm glad you made it to Homer! I apologize that you didn't receive information you were happy with. I'm not sure who you spoke with at our headquarters but we actually do not offer ANY tours that we charge for at this time of...More

Reviewed April 18, 2017

Had a friend who worked here in the past, and it was recommended in the National Geographic travel book. As a naturalist in Georgia, it was awesome to be able to ask someone the same kinds of questions that I get asked there and have...More

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Reviewed September 17, 2016

I was impressed by the extended information on the Aleutian Islands presented in this Center! I visited numerous museums, visitor centers and cultural centers on my trip - this one was certainly different in content. Well worth a couple of hours!

Thank Deb022
Reviewed September 16, 2016

We did two excursions with this group and both were very interesting, Seth was our guide for the Dock tour. He showed us all the creatures who live under the dock plus some who live in the water. The Starfish was the most interesting. Henry...More

1  Thank SecretaryHOA
Reviewed September 15, 2016

This is definitely a must stop for any visitor. Our first time to AK and it was so interesting and very informative.

Thank beachchicFlorida
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Inexpensive and fun way to spend an hour of your day. Didn't even realize how many creatures were visible from the docks...and the Deadliest Catch boats were in view too! Loved this tour and how informative it was.

Thank Gina S
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Did a full day tour of the Peterson Bay field station. Greta experience. Very knowledgable guide who taught us a lot about the inter tidal ecosystem and the rain forest. Highly recommend this.

Thank clane72
Reviewed September 4, 2016

My husband and I signed up for this all day tour of Peterson Field Station in advance. The cost was $155 a person, but I used my tour saver app and it was 2 for the price of 1. This was well worth the money...More

1  Thank Jo Ellen W
Reviewed August 27, 2016

We'd wanted to take a 1/2 day boat trip ($99 each) out into the Kachemak Bay but there were only two us signed up and the Center needed four to make the trip go. However, we did take a combo tour of a 1.5 hour...More

1  Thank Roycal
Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the film on how the park service collects all the data on wildlife and birds from various Alaskan islands. I learned a few things I never knew. Like the introduction of foxes to the islands as "fur farms" which was destroying the ecosystems...More

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LeftHeartnAlaska
We are in Homer AK tomorrow and Sat 7/23/16 can we arrange for a nature guided tour to Peterson Cove? Thank you!
July 21, 2016|
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Response from Connect2NaturewithUS | Property representative |
Hi, It's great that you will travel to Homer this year! We do have space available on Saturday. What that day will look like is: the boat takes you across beautiful Kachemak Bay and to Peterson Bay, where our field... More
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RIDI0406
Could someone who has been on the all day (8 hour) Natural History Tour tell me how the day is broken up? How much walking is involved in terms of distances. We have a 10 and 12 year old. Do you think the kids would be bored at all? Thanks! Nadine
June 19, 2016|
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Response from Connect2NaturewithUS | Property representative |
Hi Nadine, the kids won't be bored AT ALL!! They probably won't want to leave. What the day looks like: Meet at the Homer Harbor and board the boat for a ride across Kachemak Bay, spending time around Gull Island, a... More
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denatravels
How do I reach you from the cruise port?
October 11, 2015|
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Response from Connect2NaturewithUS | Property representative |
Hi, This is Melanie from the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies - the answers above are correct as well as - if you're going to join us for our Cruise Ship Special Peterson Bay Tour - please take the Cruise Ship Spit Shuttle... More
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