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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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Great trip across the bay

I took a tour across the bay. We had a great boat ride, saw lots of birds at hill island. Even saw... read more

Reviewed May 21, 2016
KirstenDillinghamAK
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Dillingham, Alaska
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Amazing Peterson Bay Tour

I really enjoyed this tour, Tide pooling, nature hikes, and plant identification were a few of the... read more

Reviewed May 21, 2016
Jen H
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Homer, Alaska
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708 Smoky Bay Way, Homer, AK 99603-7653
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Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

I took a tour across the bay. We had a great boat ride, saw lots of birds at hill island. Even saw a whale off in the distance. We went tidal pooling, it was great to have all the sea creatures explained. There is so...More

Thank KirstenDillinghamAK
Reviewed May 21, 2016

I really enjoyed this tour, Tide pooling, nature hikes, and plant identification were a few of the things we learned about. Overall very worth the time and money to go! I would recommend this to my closest friends and family.

Thank Jen H
Reviewed April 4, 2016

Great hike to a great view. Even got close to a moose and her baby. Our naturalist was very knowledgeable

1  Thank Mentonebnb
Reviewed March 19, 2016

The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies offers a chance to get up close and personal with the intertidal zone in Alaska, which is so rich and vibrant. I was amazed at the expertise of the guides and their level of understanding of the larger ecological...More

Thank ScottyDosInTheUK
Reviewed November 14, 2015

Took our two grandchildren to visit and were rewarded with an informative and fun trip. We took in all the indoor exhibits and walked the outdoor nature path.

Thank Matthew H
Reviewed November 8, 2015

I am 11 and was 11 while there. When you go you get the choice of kayaking the whole day. Hiking and kayaking for the day. Or hiking the whole day. And lastly hiking and then doing a lab sort of thing. My family chose...More

4  Thank Logan M
Reviewed October 24, 2015

Wynn Nature Center is a cute little set nature of nature walks off East Skyline Road. They do guided tours as well as offer maps for self walking tours. There is a small fee to walk around, but it is worth it for a nice...More

1  Thank Lindsay M
Reviewed September 29, 2015

Our family of four attended this tour, including our 13 and 15 year old sons. We all had a great time and learned more than we could have imagined that we would. It was an absolutely fascinating day! The tour starts with a boat ride...More

7  Thank taralucas
Reviewed September 28, 2015

The actual site of the Coastal Studies facility is in a beautiful location, nestled among trees, up on a hillside, overlooking Kachemak Bay. Our guide for the day was amazingly knowledgable about not only the geography of the area, but also the geology and all...More

Thank Wanda4908
Reviewed September 28, 2015

It was so much fun to explore the world under the sea. It was family friendly and oh so much fun! It was a lot of walking. We originally had booked for my 72 yr old father to go, but he decided not to. I'm...More

Thank 909jenifert
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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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