Get ready to have an awesome experience and an overall great day. Not only will you have a blast catching your limit fishing, but our Alaska fishing trip packages allow for opportunities to see different marine wildlife, birds, mammals, and whales. We try to point out everything that we spot to give you ample photo opportunities. Salmon and halibut fishing in Alaska is a fun and exciting way to spend quality time with family and friends.
The where, when, and how
Our Homer fishing trips start promptly at 6:30 am (7:00 am depart after August 15, 8:00 am depart in Sept.) when we meet at Buttwhackers fillet stations 4380 Homer Spit Rd (right behind the Salty Dawg Saloon). There is plenty of free parking in front of the Salty Dawg on the spit. Please allow yourself enough extra time to get situated and to the right location so we may all convene and take off on time.
We will be underway for 1 - 2 hours heading through Kachemack Bay and the Lower Cook inlet. On some days, the timing of the tide will make for better fishing closer to shore, whereas on other days we will need to go farther out. The trip duration will depend both on the tides and on the charter package you've chosen. Typically, you can plan to be back at the dock no later than 4:30 pm. Our half day Homer fishing trips get back to the dock no later than 12:00 pm, but include the same experience as our full day just half the time (half days are only available May, early June, Late Aug., & Sept. with full boat bookings of 6 passengers) Please call for half day booking and availability. The fish filleters will meet us dockside, unload, haul, and hang your catch for photos. They will then fillet your fish and send them to the processor of your choice. Buttwhackers fish filleting and photo services are included in all Alaska Saltwater Adventure's charter packages. Fish processing services are handled separately for vacuum packing, freezing & shipping.
You'll likely have worked up an appetite being out on the water, and lucky you, because the Homer Spit is just the right place to be when you're hungry! You will find the freshest catches and most delicious cuisine in nearby restaurants. Be sure to make reservations ahead of time, as restaurants tend to fill up quickly in the summer. Here are some of our favorite spots to recommend:
Little Mermaid Cafe 907-399-9900 www.littlemermaidhomer.com
La Baleine cafe 907-299-6672 www.labaleinecafe.com
Cafe Cups 907-235-9330 www.cafecupsofhomer.com
Captain Patties 907-235-5135 www.captainpatties.com
Fresh Catch 907-235-2289 www.freshcatchalaska.net
Finn's Pizza 907-235-2878 www.finnspizza.com
Homer Brewing www.homerbrew.com
Fat Olives 907-235-8488