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About Ashore Water Taxi
Ashore Water Taxi, now in our tenth year of operation, is a family owned business providing boat tours, kayak tours, SUP rentals and transportation to Kachemak Bay State Park and surrounding communities.We are always ready to book hikers, campers and kayakers to any destination in the park, and the stability of our boat makes it a great platform for wildlife photography. Gull Island Rookery, sea otters, eagles and whales are all popular subjects.Scheduling is determined by the needs of our clients, all departures and pick ups are customized on a first come first served basis.When adventure,safety and dependability are what you need, Ashore Water Taxi is who you want.
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Gayatri R wrote a review Jul 2021
Sunnyvale, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
First day we used the water taxi service for the Grewingk glacier hike. Everything was smooth. Although, wife complained that the boat (Dave's Blackfish) wasn't very clean. Second day we booked a 2 hour wildlife tour. Dave spent sometime searching for orcas and he found them. That experience was oh-my-god-so-amazing. However, Dave was disinterested in explaining stuff about the local wildlife/birds. He seemed knowledgeable as he replied to questions. But he was most of the time on the phone or the radio and barely interacted with us. There were also two dogs on the boat - I am fine with dogs but my wife and children aren't. I could have dealt with 1 dog but 2 of them made it a little hard at times.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Travelogue2018 wrote a review Jun 2021
Middletown, Connecticut16 contributions2 helpful votes
Great trip to the Grewingk glacier trail. The hike to the glacier from the drop off point was easy. Glacier views were amazing! The way back to the pick-up point was moderately difficult (0.4 mile downhill -- a little steep at some points). But you were handsomely rewarded with spectacular vistas. On time drop off and pick up at the designated points.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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SonOfHayduke wrote a review Nov 2019
Homer, Alaska29 contributions11 helpful votes
Dave and crew will take you or leave you...anywhere in the bay, and he will pick you up. Friendly dog, great comversation, safe operator, prompt service. Dont use any other boat to get across the bay.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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UnstoppableTraveler wrote a review Aug 2019
Berlin, Germany39 contributions38 helpful votes
Book Ashore water taxi for whatever you need during your adventures in Kachemak Bay -- Dave and his Blackfish water taxi (accompanied by bear-safety expert dog Pika) were our gateway to the wonders of the Kenai peninsula, ferrying us from Homer to trailheads and our off-grid experience at a cabin hideaway for a couple days. With experience and service that far exceeded any Uber/Lyft driver, Dave & Pika were friendly and professional, open but not intrusive, happy to provide recommendations when asked, from decades of living here, and gave impressions of the area and life in Alaska in general. Responsible and professional but laid-back, Dave has it under control -- when there was a mix-up about a pick-up/drop-off that wasn't Ashore's fault, Dave managed the situation quickly to make sure everyone could get transported on time without delay or trouble.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Emelie T wrote a review Jul 2019
6 contributions3 helpful votes
Walked in to Ashore Water Taxi without a reservation and they offered us a spot on one of their taxis that was due to depart in less than an hour. Customer service was incredible! They were very knowledgeable of the trails. They knew how long each trail would take so that we could get to the pick up spot on time. Our water taxi driver was very nice and pleasant to chat with. Her dog Daisy was a joy to have as company on the way to the trail head. Great experience! Highly Recommended!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Louise S, Owner at Ashore Water Taxi
Responded Jul 22, 2019
Thanks for the nice review! If you ever come back this way and want to explore the park a bit more, we're happy to help! Mention that you visited trip advisor and left us a review and I'll spot you 5.00 off each fare. Cheers! Ashore
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