Are you tired of the hustle and bustle of the city, or just need a break from everyday life? Take a trip to Seldovia, a community of secluded charm, where you will experience an out-of-the-ordinary vacation with incredible scenery and abundant wildlife. Seldovia is unique, in that folks visit for what is NOT there - no malls, no crowds, and many quiet places to gather your thoughts.
Anchorage to Seldovia — A Community of Secluded Charm (+)
Anchorage to Seldovia — A Community of Secluded Charm (-)
Depart Anchorage early in the morning for the four-hour drive down the Kenai Peninsula to Homer. Then, board the ferry for a one-and-a-half hour cruise to Seldovia. The Kachemak Bay Route is bounded to the south by precipitous snow-capped mountains and glaciers. Thick, verdant Sitka Spruce forests drape these mountains, growing right to the beach along the many miles of shoreline. Spend some time exploring Seldovia, where the beauty of the setting is only matched by the spirit of the community. Visit the Seldovia Museum and Visitor Center and walk along the boardwalk for some great views. There’s no better way to view Kachemak Bay than by sea kayaking; riding low on the water, you can quietly paddle alongside otters and seals. Hike or bike one of the many trails in the area, or for the more adventurous go rock climbing. Go fishing in the slough or out in the ocean where you might catch salmon or halibut, or at least have a fish story to take home with you.
Seldovia to Homer — At the End of the Road, the Adventure Begins (+)
Seldovia to Homer — At the End of the Road, the Adventure Begins (-)
Enjoy another day in Seldovia before taking the ferry back to Homer. The nice sandy beaches and pocket gardens will give you a place to reflect. As the ferry will likely return you to Homer in the evening, plan on spending the night and enjoying a walk along the Homer Spit, the second largest natural spit in the world. Spend some time exploring Homer before heading back to Anchorage. Hike up a mountain, kayak by a glacier or in a protected cove, go horseback riding, ride a four-wheeler into the back country, or go fishing for an experience you will remember for the rest of your life. Then, drive back to Anchorage with an appreciation for the peacefulness of a secluded Alaska community.