LODGE INFORMATION AND ITINERARY
The lodge is located in Kachemak Bay, near Homer on the Kenai Peninsula and
adjacent to Kachemak Bay State Park. Situated between Halibut Cove and
Seldovia, the secluded Tutka Bay reaches seven miles into the glacier studded
Kenai Mountains. These glaciers join one another to form the massive Harding
Ice Field, which presses down the other side of the mountains into Kenai
Fjords National Park. The Lodge buildings are situated on a narrow strip of
land that is bordered on two sides by water. Extravagant decks and walkways
connect each building which are placed along the edge of the land, with ample
views of the water and lush wilderness. The remote Tutka Bay Wilderness
Lodge offers a unique Alaskan experience for adventure travelers seeking
less traveled places!
Transportation: The lodge is
accessible by water taxi from Homer or by float plane from Anchorage. The water
taxi ride from Homer to the lodge is about 25 minutes. The flight Anchorage to
the lodge takes about 1 to 1.5 hours.
The lodge offers 5 spacious and charming accommodations. Each has a
private bath, satellite TV and views of the ocean, mountains and forest. From
the Lodge solarium, guests can enjoy sweeping views of the islands and inlets
of Little Tutka Bay, as well as the impressive Jakolof Peak. There is wireless
internet access in the main lodge.
Meals are included. The hearty, gourmet dinners feature Alaska seafood,
including halibut, shellfish and wild run salmon. Breakfast and dinner are
served family style in the Lodge solarium. Picnic lunches are packed to take
on day excursions.
Activities: Daily guided activities
included in price are: sea kayaking, local sportfishing, beachcombing and
tidal-pool exploration, coastal touring by boat, nature trail hiking through
old growth forests, hiking in the Kachemak Bay State Park Trail System,
birding and wildlife viewing. During the 2 or 3 night stay, one choice of
either deep sea fishing or bear viewing trip is included (please advise
preference at time of booking). Additional fishing or bear viewing trips can
be arranged for an additional cost.
Lodge-based activities included in
price are: use of sauna and hot tub on the deck, morning yoga classes, one
complimentary massage (with 2+-night stay only), cooking classes and wine
1/Arrival: Homer or Anchorage to Tutka Bay Wilderness
From Anchorage: At approx. 9:00H fly in a small float plane from
Anchorage to lodge (about 1 to 1.5 hours flight time).
From Homer: Arrive
in Homer on own. At about 9:00H depart by water taxi from the Homer Spit. The
25 minute boat ride to Tutka Bay Wilderness Lodge takes you by Gull Island, an
"island" rock which is home to many different birds.
Upon arrival at the
lodge you will be welcomed by the staff. The rest of the day is at your
leisure to explore the area and settle in.
Overnight at Tutka Bay
Day 2+: Tutka Bay Wilderness Lodge
a hearty breakfast, spend the day enjoying one of the many activities
offered at the lodge. Following dinner, relax in the hot tub and sauna or
visit the solarium to share your adventure from the day. Overnight at the
After breakfast, depart
the lodge at approx. 9:00H (float plane flight back to Anchorage or water taxi
back to Homer)..
scheduled flight / water taxi times, pre-night in Anchorage or Homer necessary!
Post nights are also recommened, especially for program from/to Anchorage!