- Luxurious ocean front wilderness retreat in Kachemak Bay
- Accessible by water taxi or floatplane
- Wellness facilities
- Roundtrip water-taxi transfer between Homer and Tutka Bay Wilderness Lodge
- Accommodation and all meals during the stay at the lodge
- Guided lodge activities and lodge based programs as listed
- All fees and taxes
Rates do not include transportation to/from
Homer, fishing charters, bear viewing and flightseeing tours, fishing
Peace, tranquility and adventure are yours at Tutka Bay Wilderness Lodge, a luxurious ocean front wilderness retreat near Homer, Alaska. Tutka Bay is located adjacent to Kachemak Bay State Park on a rugged fjord reaching seven miles into the glacier studded Kenai Mountains. The lodge's remote location is the perfect setting for a first class wilderness experience in Alaska.
LODGE INFORMATION AND ITINERARY
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
Transportation: The lodge is accessible by water
taxi from Homer or by float plane from Anchorage (additional cost). The water
taxi ride between Homer and the lodge takes about 25 minutes.
Accommodation: 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.
Dining: 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. Special diets can be accommodated with advance
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. Deep sea salmon/halibut fishing charters, flight
seeing and bear viewing tours can be arranged for an additional
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 tasting.
Arrive in Homer on own. From the Homer Spit depart by water taxi. 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 Lodge.
2+: Tutka Bay Wilderness Lodge
After 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 lodge.
After breakfast, depart the lodge for Homer by boat. Tour ends on arrival in
A 2-night stay is recommended in
order to fully experience the lodge, however 1-night stays are also
The water taxi times can be arranged in according to your
travel plans and itinerary. Please advise any preferences at time of
Rates are based on a 2 guest minimum; rates for single traveler
are on request only!
Water taxi typically departs Homer at 15:00H and brings guest
back to Homer at approx. 15:30H Other times can be accommodated with
advanced notice: please request at time of booking.
of 50% is required, without reservation is not confirmed! Final payment is due
60 days prior!
REFUND / CANCELLATION
Any time after our written confirmation: 10% of invoice
total or $100 per person, whichever is greater.
60 to 0 days prior
to lodge stay date: 100% of
TRAVEL TO ALASKA:
Please make sure you have your proper documents (US Drivers License or
passport) with you, your credit card and camera/video recorder.
If you booked a rental car with us that you will pick up upon arrival in
Alaska, please make sure you provide us with your flight arrival information so
that your car is ready for you when you arrive!
Also remember that Alaska has its own time zone. Alaska is 1 hour behind
Pacific Standard Time / 2 hours behind Mountain Standard Time / 3 hours behind
Central Standard Time / 4 hours behind Eastern Standard Time.
WHAT TO PACK:
Temperatures from June through August range between 60°F / 16° C to 80°F /
27°. May and September are typically cooler, with temperatures ranging between
45°F / 7° C to 55°F / 13° C. Temperatures in the winter can range from -40
degrees to 40 degrees.
If summer or winter the general rule for Alaska is casual, comfortable
clothing that can be worn in layers. The first layer should be something thin
and next to the skin (try to avoid cotton). The second layer adds warmth and
allows you the option of removing if it gets warmer (mostly fleece or similar).
The third layer should protect you against rain and wind if necessary.
For day cruises into Prince William Sound and Kenai Fjords National
Park, for example, we recommend an extra layer including a scarf, hat and
gloves, as it can be chilly on the boats - even in the summer!
Comfortable walking shoes or water repellent hiking boots are also
If you visit in the winter, your outer layer should
protect you against the cold and wind. Even so jeans are comfortable, they are
not ideal when it is really cold. Ski pants are protecting better against the
cold weather. Do not forget to bring a warm scarf, hat, gloves, and boots.