Get ready to have an awesome experience and an overall great day. Not only will you have a blast catching your limit fishing, but the opportunities to see different marine wildlife, birds, mammals, and whales are nearly endless. We try to point out everything that we spot to give you ample photo opportunities. It's also a fun and exciting way to spend quality time with family and friends.
The where, when, and how
Our 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 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