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“nice experience”
Review of Mako's Water Taxi

Mako's Water Taxi
Ranked #1 of 5 Transportation in Homer
Certificate of Excellence
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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
2 reviews
“nice experience”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

Excellent service. Very friendly and helpful. Plus the water was really calm, so the trip was even more enjoyable. Boat was on time both trips. Will definitely use again.

Visited June 2013
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English first
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Perfect!”
Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

We showed up early with no reservations. They put us on a boat and suggested a better hike for us due to the snow conditions. Boat pickup was on time and driver was courteous. Would definitely go here again if in town!

Visited June 2013
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Thank Carrie K
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Boulder, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great setup for family of six kayaking in Kachemak Bay”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

We wanted to make a last minute reservation as the weather was looking iffy for kayaking. Mako was great in helping us out. First off, he understood that we might not book at all but was still very willing to help us out. We didn't have to put down a deposit on our reservation and then by our group being flexible in our times, he was able to fit us in for a 2 hour kayaking Peterson Bay across from Homer with a stop at Gull Island. The wind was gusting in Homer, so Mako said they would try Peterson Bay which usually has less boat traffic and if that didn't work, they would take us to the next bay over for no extra charge. The double kayaks we rented worked great and he had the right size gear for the kids ages 6, 8, & 9. We finished early and were able to get cell connection. They came for us about 30 min early at our request. In calling around, Mako had the best price for a self guided tour including the water taxi. Very happy with what we got.

Visited July 2012
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Homer, Alaska
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Reliable”
Reviewed June 1, 2012

There are probably better tour guides, more comfortable boats, and lower prices among Homer's water taxis. But locals know that if you want to get there with minimum hassle you just call Mako.

Visited May 2012
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Nikiski, Alaska
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“They Were Very Thoughtful”
Reviewed December 20, 2011

On our trip over to Halibut Cove from Homer one of the crew members spotted a huge Fin Whale that was off coarse. The captain asked us if we would like to go see the whale. We affirmed that we did. He went out of his way to take us over and even stopped the boat for at least 20 minutes to let us watch the whale and take picture.
The price is high for a 20 minute ride ($65). They were not on time due to mechanical issues. But they were very kind and nice and knowledgeable about the Inlet.

Visited October 2011
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Thank Karen C
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