Homer, Alaska

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is located on beautiful Kachemak Bay, among rolling hills and overlooking the bay and the Kenai Mountains. In addition to the downtown area of Homer, a unique attraction is the Homer Spit, a long, narrow finger of land jutting 4.5 miles into Kachemak Bay. The Spit is home to Homer harbour and over 700 charter and commercial boat operators year round, growing to 1,500 in the summer months.

During the summer, Homer is famous for halibut fishing, and at the beginning of the fall, in September, there are a few weeks when the so-called Fishing Hole is literally filled-up with salmon. While in or around Homer you could also see moose grazing, a black bear crossing the road, puffins, seabirds, soaring eagles, sea otters, porpoises, killer whales, porcupine, harbor seal, beluga whales and more .

Things to See & Do

* Salmon fishing
* Skyline drive
* Homer Spit
* Pratt Museum

General information

Cruise Season – May - September
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language - English
Land Area – 58.1 sq km’s
Population – 4000 approx
Electricity – 110 vlt 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus ten hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1

Port Location – The Homer deep water dock is located on the Homer Spit Rd, approximately 5 km’s from downtown Homer.

Transport Links – Homer airport offers flights to and from most US cites.

There isn't a public transportation system to speak of in Homer so your options come down to walking, riding a bike, hitching a lift or renting a car. Distances are fairly large but there are good footpaths all around Homer.

Photo credit: John Simos

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