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Address: Homer, AK 99603
Phone Number: (907)235-0708
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Great ppl, very accommodating

We were scheduled to do a half day afternoon kayak, and ended up being late driving from seward. The staff were very accommodating and offered for us to go on a tour the next... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Rachel M
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were scheduled to do a half day afternoon kayak, and ended up being late driving from seward. The staff were very accommodating and offered for us to go on a tour the next morning even though they didn't have anyone else scheduled for that morning at the time. Our guide, Paul, was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We saw a... More 

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1 Thank Rachel M
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The single best excursion of my parents (60's) and my 10 day trip to Alaska. Other than the beautiful Alaskan coast, we saw tons of wildlife: sea otters, jelly fish, countless bald eagles (at one point I was able to see 5 flying at varying distances), and we even had a humpback whale spout 10 yards away from our kayaks!... More 

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California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did the 3/4-day trip to Elephant Rock last week. Shannon, our guide, was great--she explained kayak handling and safety clearly and was able to tell us a lot about the wildlife and the geology of the area. I'd never been sea kayaking before, so was a little nervous about this trip, but it turns out all I needed was... More 

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Carrboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

On-time, and friendly. Everyone at true north loves what they do, and it shows. Paul, our kayak guide, knew an incredible amount about all the flora and fauna. He was patient, and straight forward. (plus, we saw a minke whale while kayaking, and a humback breached 20 feet in front of our water taxi, its spray causing a small rainbow.)... More 

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Kihei, Hawaii
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My cousins and I went on Amber's kayaking half day trip...everyone from start to finish was so nice and helpful...we saw tons of wildlife...Amber pointed out wildlife and volcanoes that we never would have seen on our own! We saw baby bald eagles learning to fly...brought tears to my eyes...such a wonderful treat!! Amber wanted us to see as much... More 

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alaskaselkie, Owner at True North Kayak Adventures, responded to this review

Dear Maui808Mama, Great to hear you had such a wonderful trip. Seeing the eaglets fledge is pure magic. They are now out and about flying around and away from their nests. Another sign of the end of summer... Thanks for your review!! Alison and the crew at True North More 

Arlington, VA
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I went on two trips recently with True North. The first was to a yurt on Tutka Bay, and the second was to Water's Edge Cabin in Halibut Cove Lagoon. We brought a tandem kayak along on both trips. Alison, Melanie, and the staff at True North couldn't have been more professional and attentive, answering a zillion... More 

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1 Thank cpogilvie
alaskaselkie, Owner at True North Kayak Adventures, responded to this review

Dear cpogilivie, It was a pleasure to have you both out on a few different trips during the course of your stay in Homer! Thanks for the review and we hope to see you down the road sometime. All the best, Alison and the crew at True North More 

Bozeman, MT
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, we were very excited to get out there and see Kachemak Bay close-up in kayaks. The weather was good and we showed up 5 minutes early, paid our fee, got our boots and rain gear, although the Lon,person in the office had to keep running back and forth to answer the phone and help other customers. After we had... More 

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Thank MTWolverine
alaskaselkie, Owner at True North Kayak Adventures, responded to this review

Dear MTWolverine, Everyone at True North was extremely disheartened to receive this review from you. Therefore, I did quite a bit of research to try to get the backstory on your kayak trip last week. It seems you tried to book a kayak trip for 6 women on the same day you were hoping to go out which is always... More 

Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I did the all-day trip to Yukon Island with Paul. It was a great experience! The island was beautiful and there was a lot to see, we covered quite a bit of ground through the course of the day. We had to bring our own lunch but Paul provided us with snacks and hot drinks, which was... More 

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Thank Jackie O
alaskaselkie, Owner at True North Kayak Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Jackie O, Paul is an amazing guide and we are thankful you were able to soak up and appreciate all his knowledge of the area! We hope to see you out on the bay again sometime. Alison and the crew at True North More 

MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely visit to their rental unit in Halibut Cove, and spent the days kayaking, picking blueberries and watching wildlife. A definite gem!

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alaskaselkie, Owner at True North Kayak Adventures, responded to this review

Dear SunshineTravelGal, Great to hear you had a wonderful stay at the Water's Edge and thanks for posting a review! Cheers, Alison and the crew at True North More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely had the most amazing time with True North Kayak Adventures this past weekend celebrating our 8th wedding anniversary. Alice was our guide and she was phenomenal! So personable, knowledgable, outgoing, and fun! We couldn't of asked for better weather and water conditions. We saw several whales, sea otters, porpises, seals, bald eagles, and so much more wildlife. We... More 

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alaskaselkie, Owner at True North Kayak Adventures, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you both out kayaking on your anniversary this summer! Thanks for your fabulous feedback. Alison and the crew at True North More 

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